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General Information

Full Name Sijie Yang
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Tel +65 80490438
Address SDE4 2nd Floor GIS Lab II, CDE, NUS, 8 Architecture Dr, Singapore 117356
Language English, Mandarin

Academic Interests

  • Urban Analytics
    • Streetscape analytics and urban street environment evaluation based on multi-source data.
    • Urban spatial network within social dimensions.
    • Machine learning and GIS techniques supported urban studies.
  • Architectural Analytics
    • Architectural space configuration within cultural contexts.
    • Typological study of architectural space configuration.
    • Machine learning supported architectural studies.


  • 2023
    PhD Candidate in Architecture (Urban Analytics)
    National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
    • Major in Urban Informatics, supervised by Prof. Filip Biljecki.
    • Enrolled with NUS Research Scholarship (full scholarship with stipend)
    • Expected graduation in 2027.
  • 2022
    Master Candidate in Computer and Information Technology
    University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), US
    • GPA 4.0/4.0.
    • Module direction - Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
    • Teaching Asistant in mathematics and algorithm design
    • Expected graduation in 2025.
  • 2021-2022
    Master of Science, Space Syntax
    University College London (UCL), London, the United Kingdom
    • Graduated with Distinction (GPA 4.0/4.0).
    • Final Thesis supervised by Dr. Kimon Krenz.
    • Research Project supervised by Prof. Sophia Psarra and Design Project by Prof. Kayvan Karimi.
  • 2016-2021
    Bachelor of Architecture
    Chongqing University (CQU), Chongqing, China
    • Top 10%; GPA 3.6 out of 4.0.
    • Final Thesis supervised by Prof. Hao Long
    • 2 times awarded International Communication Scholarship
    • Multiple times awarded Excellent Studio Design Work


  • 2023
    PhD Researcher
    NUS Urban Analytics Lab
    • Research direction - Urban analytics
  • 2022-2023
    Teaching Assistant
    School of Engineering and Applied Science, Upenn
    • TA in Mathematical Foundation of Computer Science (2022 Summer, 2022 Fall)
    • TA in Introduction to Computer System (2023 Fall)
  • 2022
    Research Assistant
    Cornell University
    • Independent research supervised by Dr. Waishan Qiu
    • Research direction - Urban streetscape perception
  • 2020-2021
    Architectural and Urban Design Intern
    Lacime Architects Co., LTD, Shanghai, China
    • Main designer of a real estate sale center
    • Assistant designer involved in multiple real estate planning and design projects
  • 2019
    Research Intern in Architectural Surveying
    Institute of Architectural History and Theory, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
    • Team surveying on an ancient temple in Sichuan Province, supervised by Lecturer Jialong Jiang
    • Surveyed old chinese buildings with equipments including drones and laser scanners
    • Teniques included handdrawing, drone surveying and 3D reconstruction
  • 2019-2020
    Research Assistant in Soundscape Analysis
    Key Laboratory of New Technology of Cities in Mountain Area, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
    • Experiment and data collection on sound-absorbing material with acoustical instrument.
    • Wrote and published a paper about new sound-absorbing material.

Open Source Projects

Honors and Awards

  • 2023
    • NUS Research Scholarship
  • 2022
    • Master of Science Degree with Distinction (UCL Bartlett)
  • 2021
    • Bechalor of Architecture Degree (Chongqing University)
    • Excellent Engineer Award with BArch graduation (Ministry of Education, China)
  • 2020
    • The 6th China Human Environment Design Academic Year Award, Honorable Mention (Tsinghua University, China)
  • 2019
    • The 5th CUC CUP Architecture Design International Competition, 3rd Place (Hangzhou, China)
    • Young Designers Award, Honorable Mention (Southeast University, Nanjing, China)
  • 2018
    • Architecture Biennale 2018, 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Art Document Exhibition of Chinese Teachers & Students in Architecture Majors of Colleges and Universities (Venice, Italy)
    • UC Berkeley International Exchange Scholarship (Berkeley, CA, US)