Yikang Wang

Yikang Wang

PhD Student



Hi! I am Yikang Wang (王亦康), a third-year PhD candidate at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), UCL, supervised by Dr Chen Zhong and Prof Michael Batty. Prior to this, I obtained a BEng in GIS from Wuhan University with honours, followed by an MSc in Computational Science at Imperial College London.

I am currently working on my PhD thesis, titled “Exploring the Impacts of Charging Zones on Human Mobility using Mobile Phone Location Data and a Causal Inference Approach”, as part of the realTRIPS (Redefining Variability: EvALuating Land Use and TRansport Impacts on Urban Mobility PatternS) project.

  • Urban Computing
  • GeoAI
  • Spatial Causal Inference
  • Localization
  • PhD in Spatial Analysis, 2021 - present

    University College London

  • MSc in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, 2020 - 2021

    Imperial College London

  • BEng in GIS, 2017 - 2020

    Wuhan University


Graduate Teaching Assistant
Oct 2021 – Present London, UK
Robotics Research Intern
Jun 2021 – Sep 2021 Chelmsford, UK
Worked on sensor fusion of RTK-GNSS, IMU and visual SLAM for outdoor robot perception and navigation.
GIS Research Intern
Oct 2020 – Jun 2020 Beijing, China
Developed PinSense, a real-time roadside feature acquisition and positioning system.

Recent Posts

Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS)
GISphere Guide
GISphere 全球留学指南

Selected Publications

(2024). Unpacking urban scaling and socio-spatial inequalities in mobility: Evidence from England. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.

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(2023). Choosing GIS graduate programs from afar: Chinese students’ perspectives. Transactions in GIS.

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(2021). Spatial Structure-Related Sensory Landmarks Recognition Based on Long Short-Term Memory Algorithm. Micromachines, 12(7), 781.

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The New Science of Cities
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  • yikang.wang.21@ucl.ac.uk
  • The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL. 90 Tottenham Court Rd, London, W1T 4TJ