Fuzhen Yin

PhD Student
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
239 Hayes Hall: fuzhenyi@buffalo.edu

Fuzhen Yin.


Fuzhen Yin is a Ph.D. student in the department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. She is also a Presidential Fellow at UB. Her research interests lie at the intersections of spatial modeling, social network analysis, and machine learning. She investigates how the evolution of urban technologies, such as the Information and Communication Technologies, Internet of Things, and Digital Twins, challenges and enriches our understanding of s pace and place. Particularly, she aims to answer how people interact in hybrid spaces (e.g., physical, relational, and cybers paces), especially as digital technologies increasingly permeate every aspect of daily life. She is interested in unpacking the implication of these interactions for urban planning. Prior to joining UB, Fuzhen earned two master’s degrees, a Diplôme d'État de Paysagiste (DEP) from ENSAP Bordeaux, France, and a Master in Spatial Data Science and Visualization from CASA UCL, UK.

Research Interests:

Digital Urbanism, Urban Informatics, Urban Modelling, Geo-social network analysis, Space and Place


BEng: Urban Planning, Tianjin University, China

DEP: Diplôme d'État de Paysagiste, ENSAP Bordeaux, France

MRes: Spatial Data Science and Visualization, CASA UCL, U.K.


Yin, F., Crooks, A., & Yin, L. (2022). Information propagation on cyber, relational and physical spaces about Covid-19 vaccine: Using social media and splatial framework. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 101887. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2022.101887