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Curriculum Vitae

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2018    Ph.D., Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
2018    M.S., Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida
2014    M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
2011    B.S., Urban Management, Finance minor, East China University of Science and Technology

Leilei Duan, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral teaching fellow with the Spatial Sciences institute at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Duan's research and teaching interests are in and use planning and resource allocation; computer-aided urban design; pedagogy, methodology, and practice in Geodesign; urban data analysis: statistics, spatial analysis, visualization; application of geographic information system in urban planning; three-dimensional modeling system; quality of life and built environment; urban form and network analysis; and environmental planning. In particular, she has explored the Geodesign workflow in the population and employment allocation process and the impact of land use patterns on changes on traffic crashes.

She has presented her research at numerous conferences, including those of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the International Visualization in Transportation Symposium, and the Florida American Planning Association.

Her teaching experience includes instruction in the following courses:

  • Human Populations and Natural Hazards
  • Maps and Spatial Reasoning
  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • Environmental Design and Planning Practicum
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Modeling, Visualization and Simulation,
  • Urban Coastal Analysis
  • Planning & Design
  • Geodesign Studio
  • 3D Geospatial Urban Modeling & Visualization

She is a member of the American Planning Association (APA), the American Association of Geographers (AAG), and the Student Planning Association (SPA). She is co-founder and administrator for the Geodesign Wiki website.