Dr Qian (Chayn) Sun is a Senior Lecturer of Geospatial Science within the School of Science.
Dr Qian (Chayn) Sun is a Senior Lecturer at Geospatial Science, RMIT University, Australia. She is also a Spatial Scientist with over 15 years of experience in applying Geospatial technologies in multi-disciplinary projects and research, which includes Chayn’s geospatial professional work in government and engineering consultancies in New Zealand and Australia.
Her research expertise lies in Spatial and Statistical Analysis and Modelling, eye tracking, applied remote sensing, machine learning, cloud-based open-source GIS applications, etc. Chayn is active in publishing high quality scientific papers, attracting grants and transforming research into industry practice. Her current research activities at RMIT are to look at the impact of urban vegetation on urban heat islands (UHI) effect, and active traveling with temperature and tree shadeways information services, using satellite imagery, Google street view photos and machine learning to generate granular urban liveability metrics etc.
- Sahahiri, R.,Griffin, A.,Sun, Q. (2023). Investigating Ecotourism Opportunities Measurements in a Complex Adaptive System: A Systematic Literature Review In: Sustainability, 15, 1 - 20
- Wang, S.,Sun, Q.,Huang, X.,Tao, Y.,Dong, C.,das, s.,Liu, Y. (2023). Health-integrated heat risk assessment in Australian cities In: Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 102, 1 - 13
- Wang, S.,Sun, Q.,Martin, C.,Cai, W.,Liu, Y.,Duckham, M.,Hurley, J.,Amati, M.,Choy, S. (2023). Tracking the settlement patterns of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia: A census-based study from 2001 to 2021 In: Cities, 141, 1 - 13
- Amati, M.,Tiede, J.,Sun, Q.,Deilami, K.,Hurley, J.,Fox, A.,Dickson, J. (2023). Using machine learning to identify urban forest crown bounding boxes (CBB): Exploring a new method to develop urban forest policy In: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 85, 1 - 11
- Duckham, M.,Sun, Q.,Worboys, M. (2023). GIS: A Computing Perspective, Taylor & Francis, United States
- Zhou, H.,Song, C.,Sun, Q.,Kelobonye, K.,Chi, X.,Norman, R. (2023). Investigating college youth travellers’ food choices using latent class modelling: a case study in China In: Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 28, 573 - 590
- Wang, S.,Cai, W.,Sun, Q.,Martin, C.,Tewari, S.,Hurley, J.,Amati, M.,Duckham, M.,Choy, S. (2023). Landscape of multiculturalism in Australia: Tracking ethnic diversity and its relation with neighbourhood features in 2001–2021 In: Applied Geography, 160, 1 - 12
- Zhao, H.,Yang, R.,Liu, C.,Sun, Q. (2023). Solar building envelope potential in urban environments: A state-of-the-art review of assessment methods and framework In: Building and Environment, 244, 1 - 1
- Liu, C.,Yang, R.,Yu, X.,Sun, C.,Rosengarten, G.,Liebman, A.,Wakefield, R.,Wong, P.,Wang, K. (2023). Supporting virtual power plants decision-making in complex urban environments using reinforcement learning In: Sustainable Cities and Society, 99, 1 - 21
- Bhardwaj, J.,Kuleshov, Y.,Chua, Z.,Watkins, A.,Choy, S.,Sun, C. (2023). Pairing monitoring datasets with probabilistic forecasts to provide early warning of drought in Australia In: Journal of Hydrology, 626, 1 - 13
PhD (Curtin University)
MSc (1st honors) (University of Auckland)
PGDipSci (University of Auckland)
12 PhD Current Supervisions2 PhD Completions
- Investigation into space-based data streams for updating and enriching Victoria's Foundational Spatial Data. Funded by: SmartSat CRC from (2023 to 2024)
- Why is (re)development hot?: Measuring cumulative heat in Australian cities (externally led by UWA). Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2023 via Other University from (2023 to 2026)
- Nationwide longitudinal database for emerging CALD Communities and social-environmental inequalities. Funded by: Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Grant from (2022 to 2024)
- Greener Neighbourhoods – Urban Canopy Study (City of Paramatta Council (NSW)). Funded by: City of Parramatta Council - Contract from (2022 to 2023)
- Integrated Heat Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Australian Cities (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: Australian Government Department of Education and Training - Competitive from (2021 to 2022)