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Tzu-Hsin Karen Chen

Tzu-Hsin Karen Chen


Ph.D. project: Changing urban form: detection, transformation, and implications for well-being

Affiliation: ESGO section (environmental social science and geography), Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University

Supervisor: Prof. Clive Sabel

Co-supervisor: Ass. Prof. Alexander Prishchepov (Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen)

Project term: September 1 2017 – August 31 2020

Master's degree: Science of Geography, National Taiwan University. Specialization in geospatial analysis and remote sensing.

My research:

I am a quantitative human geographer working with earth observation data to understand urban environmental changes. Working with Big Data Centre for Environmental Health, a Novo project developing innovative analytics and integrated data sets, I utilize a synergy of GIS, machine learning, and remote sensing technology. In my Ph.D. project, I seek to reveal the impacts of urbanization on people’s mental health trajectories across the life course. The studies involved use Landsat time-series and deep learning approaches to investigate urban densification in Denmark and mental health outcomes during the rural-urban migration process at an individual level. In the ongoing and future research, I am keen to disentangle how urbanization affects human well-being and how it differs between European countries and the Global South.

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