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.
- Wang, S.,Cai, W.,Tao, Y.,Sun, Q.,Wong, P.,Thongking, W.,Huang, X. (2023). Nexus of heat-vulnerable chronic diseases and heatwave mediated through tri-environmental interactions: A nationwide fine-grained study in Australia In: Journal of Environmental Management, 325, 1 - 12
- Xu, Q.,Xu, Z.,Sun, C. (2022). Evaluation Schoolyard Wind Comfort Changes Due to Rapid Developments: Case Study of Nanjing, China In: Atmosphere, 13, 1 - 15
- Radosevic, N.,Liu, G.,Tapper, N.,Zhu, X.,Sun, C. (2022). Solar Energy Modeling and Mapping for the Sustainable Campus at Monash University In: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, 1 - 17
- Wang, S.,Zhang, M.,Huang, X.,Hu, T.,Li, Z.,Sun, Q.,Liu, Y. (2022). Urban-regional disparities in mental health signals in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic: a study via Twitter data and machine learning models In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, , 1 - 20
- Das, S.,Sun, Q.,Zhou, H. (2022). GeoAI to implement an individual tree inventory: Framework and application of heat mitigation In: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 74, 1 - 19
- Kalyan, S.,Sun, Q. (2022). Interrogating the Installation Gap and Potential of Solar Photovoltaic Systems Using GIS and Deep Learning In: Energies, 15, 1 - 21
- Chua, Z.,Kuleshov, Y.,Watkins, A.,Choy, S.,Sun, Q. (2022). A Two-Step Approach to Blending GSMaP Satellite Rainfall Estimates with Gauge Observations over Australia In: Remote Sensing, 14, 1 - 20
- Wang, S.,Zhang, M.,Huang, X.,Hu, T.,Sun, Q.,Corcoran, J.,Liu, Y. (2022). Urban–rural disparity of social vulnerability to natural hazards in Australia In: Scientific Reports, 12, 1 - 15
- Bhardwaj, J.,Kuleshov, Y.,Chua, Z.,Watkins, A.,Choy, S.,Sun, Q. (2022). Evaluating Satellite Soil Moisture Datasets for Drought Monitoring in Australia and the South-West Pacific In: Remote Sensing, 14, 1 - 29
- Chua, Z.,Evans, A.,Kuleshov, Y.,Watkins, A.,Choy, S.,Sun, Q. (2022). Enhancing the Australian Gridded Climate Dataset rainfall analysis using satellite data In: Scientific Reports, 12, 1 - 15
PhD (Curtin University)
MSc (1st honors) (University of Auckland)
PGDipSci (University of Auckland)
10 PhD Current Supervisions2 PhD Completions
- Nationwide longitudinal database for emerging CALD Communities and social-environmental inequalities. Funded by: Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Grant 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)
- Enabling active travel in Australian cities by mapping shadeways (Smart Active Transport - Urban Heat Maps for Bendigo). Funded by: Smart Cities and Suburbs Program - 2017 onwards from (2017 to 2020)