UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

People

Sustainable High Density Cities Lab is a cross-disciplinary lab bringing together architects, urban planners, scientists, engineers, and public health researchers.

Director

  • Jianxiang Huang, Department of Urban Planning & Design

HKU Members:

  • Prof Chris Webster, Dean of Architecture
  • Dr Chao Ren, Associate Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture
  • Prof Wei Jen Wang, Professor, Department of Architecture
  • Wei Pan, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Michael Yuxuan Ni, School of Public Health
  • Yuguo Li, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Juan Du, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
  • Dr Roger Chan, Associate Professor, DUPAD
  • Dr Weifeng Li, Associate Professor, DUPAD
  • Dr Xingjian Liu, Associate Professor, DUPAD
  • Dr Nam Kyung-Min, Associate Professor, DUPAD
  • Prof Anthony Yeh, Chair Professor, DUPAD
  • Ivan Valin, Associate Professor of Practice, Division of Landscape Architecture

Non-HKU Members:

  • Prof Phil Jones, Cardiff University
  • Prof Stephen Lau, National University of Singapore
  • Simos Yannas, Architectural Association
  • John D. Spengler, Harvard University
  • Guy Perry, Essel Group / McKinsey & Company
  • Jian Hang, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Du Hu, Cardiff University
  • Xiaojun Li, Research Associate, Cardiff University
  • Shan Shan Ho, Research Associate, Cardiff University

Research Staff / Students

  • Tongping Hao, PhD student, HKU
  • Jason M.Y. Tse BuroHappold Engineering / Cardiff University
  • Henry Yao Cardiff University
  • Grace Xuan Shen Cardiff University
  • Qunfeng Ji Cardiff University

Previous Members

  • Minjung Maing, Professor, Hanyang University
  • Weihui Liang, Research Associate Professor, Nanjing University
  • Jiawei Yao, Tongji University School of Urban Planning
  • Xu Yi, PhD candidate, School of Architecture, Tianjin University
  • Rong Peng, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen, China
  • Yiyang Yang, PhD Candidate, City University of Hong Kong
  • Ms. Yali Wang, UN Habitat, Climate Change Unit, Nairobi, Kenya

Career Opportunities:

Job post 1 – Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant in the Faculty of Architecture (Ref. xxxxxxx) to commence on December 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for six months, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or a design-based discipline and are expected to have strong technical background in

  1. modeling and three-dimensional printing
  2. building or urban environmental simulation
  3. optimization and parametric design

Familiarity with design software and research experiences are preferred.  A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications will be provided together with benefits.

The appointee/s will be working on a project funded the Hong Kong Research Grant Council together with a world-leading group of scholars across a variety of fields (architecture, data science, engineering, urban planning) within the Department of Architecture https://www.arch.hku.hk/departments-and-divisions/department-of-architecture/ and the Sustainable High Density Cities Lab https://www.arch.hku.hk/researchcentre/sustainable-high-density-cities-lab/ at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture.

Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Mirna Zordan at mzordan@hku.hk.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2022 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Job post 2 – Research Assistant/Senior research Assistant/Post-doctoral Fellow Urban Informatics

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant/Senior research Assistant/Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref. xxxxxxx) in The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong  in the research area of urban informatics starting from December 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of renewal.

The hiring will be based off the main campus of the University of Hong Kong, which is the oldest higher education institution in Hong Kong with global reputation.

The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies, Urban Informatics, or a relevant related discipline, for Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant positions, and a PhD for Post-doctoral Fellow.

Applicants should possess a strong technical background in one or a few of these areas:

  1. Urban data analysis and analytics, including experiences with mobile phone data, social media, behavioral and socio-demographic datasets;
  2. Artificial intelligence, including machine learning, image processing, text-mining etc.,
  3. Urban geo-spatial analysis, including proficiencies with GIS software packages.

Familiarity with design software, research experiences, and programming language skills such as Python and R are preferred. For candidates applying for a post-doctoral position, a PhD degree is required before the commencement of job. A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications will be provided together with benefits.

The appointee/s will be working on a project funded the Hong Kong Research Grant Council together with a world-leading group of scholars across a variety of fields (architecture, data science, engineering, urban planning) within the Department of Architecture https://www.arch.hku.hk/departments-and-divisions/department-of-architecture/ and the Sustainable High Density Cities Lab https://www.arch.hku.hk/researchcentre/sustainable-high-density-cities-lab/ at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture.

Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Mirna Zordan at mzordan@hku.hk.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2022 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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