Academic Assistant in Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience
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Eqi Luo works as an Academic Assistant within the Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience Department at IHS. He supports the educational, research and advisory activities in which the department is engaged in the field of urban sustainability, urban environment, urban climate change, urban land, water, waste and energy nexus, and urban resilience etc.
He received his MSc. with Cum Laude from the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, University of Twente) in 2021, specialising in Urban Planning and Management. Previously, he received his B.A. majoring in Land Resource Management at Huaqiao University, China in 2019. His MSc research focuses on mapping the degree of area deprivation (e.g., slums) at low-to-middle-income countries by using advanced Earth Observation (EO) techniques. His expertise includes GIS analysis, remote sensing analysis, urban geo-spatial analysis, and programming skills (e.g., Python, R).
His main research interests revolve around urban remote sensing, analysing urban form and dynamics by leveraging the strength of advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches (e.g., CNN) to investigate, map, and monitor complex urban phenomena thus better informing urban planning activities and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).