Bayi Li

Urban Planner & GISer


Guangzhou, CN


Building from a background in urban planning and geographical information science, my work focus on issues of spatial organization associated with the behaviour and mobility of human. I am particularly interested in the modalities of spatial operations of transportation and communication networks and of their articulation with their surrounding regions, in technologies and policies that frame these modalities, and in the socio-economic implications on the regional context. An understanding of the complexity and dynamics of new modalities of spatial interaction is suitably gained with new computational techniques of exploratory spatial data analysis and artificial intelligence.


Delft University of Technology

APR. 2023 - Current
Delft, the NL
Ph.D. candidate:

The University of Edinburgh

SEP. 2020 - SEP. 2021
Edinburgh, the UK
Master of Science: Geographical Information Science

Coursework: Spatial Modelling and Analysis, Technological Infrastructures for GIS, Visual Analytics, Introduction to Environmental Modelling, GIS and Spatial Analytics for Health, Research Practice and Project Planning

Shanghai University

SEP. 2014 - JUL. 2019
Shanghai, China
Bachelor of Engineering: Urban and Rural Planning
Outstanding Graduates (Top 10%; Ranking: 3/28)

Coursework: Urban Geographic Information System, AutoCAD and Computer Drawing, Computer Aided Design, Architecture Design, Urban Design, Regional Planning, Urban Roadway and Traffic Planning, Landscape Design, City Economics, Basic of Computer Database, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Programming (C Language)


An Agent-Based Model of COVID-19 Epidemic

MAY. 2021 - SEP. 2021
Master Graduation Project

The project simulated the spread of COVID-19 with lockdown intervention and without it in Barking and Dagenham, London, by proposing an agent-based model built with Mesa in Python.

Greenspace and Mental Health in Edinburgh

SEP. 2020 - DEC. 2020
Coursework Project

It explores the characteristics of greenspaces in Edinburgh to identify which areas have access to “good quality” greenspaces, and the impact this might have on the mental health of surrounding communities.

Inheritance and Development of Feature Elements of Rural China.

SEP. 2017 - JAN. 2019
National Innovative Training Project

Sponsored by Shanghai government, Selected as National Innovative Training Project, and awarded 2018 Excellent Project Fifty pages report of field study, data analysis, and identification of rural elements in 4 provinces


SCI indexed: Feng, W., Li, B., Chen, Z., Liu, P. (2021). City Size Based Scaling of the Urban Internal Nodes Layout. PLOS ONE, 16(4): e0250348.

EI Indexed: Feng, W., Song, P., Li, B. (2021). Application of Multi-agent System in Land Use Decision-Making of Industrial Park: A Case Study of Tianfo Health Industrial Park, Shandong. Spatial Data and Intelligence. SpatialDI 2020.

Paper and Oral Presentation at the Top Conference in the Field: Feng, W., Li, B., Kong, L. (2019). Urban Land Use Layout Agent-based Model Research Based on Baidu POI Data. 16th International Conference on Computer in Urban Planning and Urban Management. CUPUM 2019.

Work Experience

Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

APR. 2022 - MAR. 2023
Singapore, SG
Senior Research Assistant

Involved in the human mobility pattern analysis part within future of Asian cities project that explores pandemic ramifications on mobility pattern changes and decentralization brought by it. It integrated solutions that leverage innovative insights from a range of fields including transportation, urban structure, graph analysis and social science.

RMSI Private Limited

NOV. 2021 - MAR. 2022
Reading, the UK
GIS Analyst

Engaged in Local Land Charges Program of HM Land Registry. Responsible for digitalization and reforming as per client specifications. It requires a proficiency in GIS software, ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other Analysts, along with high attention to detail.

Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute

Guangzhou, China
NOV. 2019 - FEB. 2020
Urban planning and research

Contributed to the special reports on demographic data analysis and prediction for the territory development plan of Shunde, Guangdong, China.

China Academy of Urban Planning & Design (Shanghai)

JUN. 2019 - SEP. 2019
Shanghai, China
Urban planning and research

Contributed to the special reports on analysis of land use, tourism and trade for the territory development plan framework, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China.

Citory Tech Company Ltd. (Shanghai)

JUN. 2018 - SEP. 2018
Shanghai, China
Urban analysis and visualisation

Individually responsible for analysing the spatial pattern of rural areas based on ArcGIS; Ten pages report of identifying Central Activities Zone (CAZ) of Pudong, Shanghai, based on evaluated POI dataset; Cleansed and Visualized geographic data through PostgreSQL, Tableau, and


The 3rd Planning Decision Support Model Design Competition (2019). Second Prize

Shanghai Urban Design Challenge Competition (2019). Third Prize

Academic Scholarship of Shanghai University (2018). Second Prize and Excellent Student

NSC-URPEC Urban and Rural Comprehensive Practice Report Competition (2018). Honourable Mention

Overseas Internship Scholarship (accredited by Shanghai University) (2016). Outstanding Performance


Spatial Analysis and Visualisation

  • Esri ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • R
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Machine Learning
  • Django

  • Graphical Design

  • Esri ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign

  • 3D Modelling

  • Rhino
  • SketchUP

  • Others

  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Latex

  • Languages

    Chinese: native language

    English: IELTS: 8.0

    Extracurricular Activities

    IMPACT Art Project in Steinhardt School, New York University

    JUL. 2016 - AUG. 2016

    Student Leader: Worked on a showcase at multicultural background and responsible for management of a 20 people team.

    Haiyan Chorus in Shanghai University

    SEP. 2016 - DEC. 2018

    President: Responsible for organizing concerts, recruiting and arranging rehearsals for up to 40 members.