Kenneth Wong

University of Hong Kong · khwongk12@gmail.com

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I am currently a research assistant at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and hold M.Sc in Urban Planning and B.A. in Urban Studies from HKU. My tasks are mostly data-driven - I am responsible for geospatial data manipulation, analysis and visualisation for various urban planning/analytics projects. Things I made are mostly maps and charts (both static and dynamic), in the form of academic paper, articles, interactive web maps and interactive charts.

The major tools I use are Geographic Information System (GIS), R and Python. My background in urban planning also fosters my passion in urban analytics. I am committed to use data and metrics to understand urban problems. I am also passionate in developing spatial data models and applications that helps make solid decisions and provide recommendations to issues in the built environment.

Storytelling with data and maps is part of my interest. In spare time, you can find me in front of the monitor analysing various dataset, creating maps and exploring urban issues. Or, I am wandering around the city and acting like an urban flâneur.

This website serves as a place to list my experience and portfolio. Check my resume and personal blog Urban Data Palette if you are interested.

Skills

Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcGIS Desktop
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Server
  • QGIS
  • R
  • PostGIS
  • GDAL
Data Analysis
  • R
  • Python
  • SQL
  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL
Data Analysis Skills
  • Geospatial Data
  • Data Curation
  • Data Cleaning
  • Data Manipulation
  • Data Visualisation
Design Software
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro
Web Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
Language
  • Cantonese (Monther Tongue)
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese

Creations

From time to time, I have created a number of projects (part of them are long-term and large-scale). The common thing is that all these projects are related to urban analytics and GIS. They also utilise my spatial and quantitative analysis skills.

Following are the my selected projects. You could check the full list of my projects here.

WAAT - A Walking Accessibility Assessment Tool for 3D City

A time-dependent, topological sensitive and bi-directional walking accessibility assessment tool

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Visualing commute pattern - Story behind 2.8 million workers in Hong Kong

Interactive data essay interpretating job supply trends through origin-destination (OD) matrix of the workers

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The Dirty of Loudness - Spatio-temporal Noise Pollution in a Residential Area

An award-winning entry investigating the spatio-temporal traffic noise pollution in an residential district of Hong Kong

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Visibility from Peaks - Where, and How Much

A web map application for investigating area visible from the peaks of Hong Kong

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The Turf War of Beef Bowls

Mapping the major fast food chain in Japan for understanding the locational differences of each chain

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Railway vs. Bus Neighbourhood

Understanding commuting spatial flow patterns and mapping the dominance of railway in Hong Kong

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Experience

RESEARCH ASSISTANT II

Department of Urban Planning & Design, The University of Hong Kong

  • Assist in the research projects of Prof. Anthony Yeh and Prof. Bo-Sin Tang
  • Design and develop WAAT (Walking Accessibility Assessment Tool) - a GIS-based tool for urban planners to conduct accurate walking accessibility analysis of public facilities
  • Develop geospatial analytic models to investigate potential catchment and crowdness of open spaces with R, Python and GIS
  • Curate and manage spatial and non-spatial databases in terms of updating data and writing documentation
  • Produce professional data visualisation charts and maps (web and printed) for academic journals and urban planning projects

Sept 2019 - Present

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Department of Building & Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Assisted in the research projects of Dr. Ivy Wong
  • Generated a geo-database storing information of about 40,000 residential building blocks in Hong Kong
  • Applied machine learning techniques to classify, identify and predict the socio-economic characteristics of each housing blocks

Dec 2018 - Aug 2019

SUMMER INTERN

Planning Department, HKSAR Government

  • Contributed to the workflow design of 3DGIS, a web GIS system for conducting analysis and visualisations for urban planning works
  • Liaised with contractor and team members in building function for visualising proposed developments and checking development parameters with BIM

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Department of Urban Planning & Design, The University of Hong Kong

  • Assisted in the research projects of Dr. Kyung-Min Nam
  • Contributed to developing methodology of estimating air pollution-caused health cost in Hong Kong and examined the sensitivity of spatio-temporal data resolution to the estimated results
  • Conducted econometrics modelling and spatial regression analysis about economic development of Asian countries using STATA and GIS

Jul 2016 - Nov 2018

GIS TRAINEE INTERN

ESRI China (HK) Limited

  • Maintained a geo-database of underground cable network

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

Education

The University of Hong Kong

Master of Science(Urban Planning)

2017 - 2019

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Arts(Urban Studies)

2013 - 2017

Queen College

2007 - 2013

Contact

Get in touch with me via e-mail, LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter or Medium. ;)

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