Bachelor of Engineering, Spatial informatics & Digitalized Technology, Wuhan University, China
M.S., Spatial Data Science, University of Southern California
Xin earned her Bachelor’s degree of Spatial Informatics & Digitalized Technology at Wuhan University, China in 2017 and her M.S. in Spatial Data Science from USC in May 2019. While enrolled at USC, she earned a Viterbi School of Engineering Informatics Merit Award and induction in to Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geography honors society.
In her first semester at USC, Xin joined Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang’s lab and participated in the Air Quality Prediction project. In this project, she built a web application to disseminate and share their algorithm prediction result. This web system earned Xin fourth place in the 2018 American Association of Geographers Robert Raskin Student Competition and a travel reward.
Shortly after, she began work on a 3D-line-of-sight project which incorporates Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and building heights in OpenStreetMap to represent the overall height of a location, and analyze line-of-sight propagation (i.e., if cellular radio waves can be sent directly to the receiver). In the summer of 2018, Xin had an internship in Momenta, Beijing, one of the most competitive self-driving car companies in China. Her main responsibility during the internship was extracting lane line features from point clouds which were the results of camera image processing from another department in the company.
She looks forward to joining the Population, Health and Place program in Fall 2019 and continuing her studies at USC.