Dr Yeran Sun Sun

Lecturer in Human Geography, Geography

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604488

Email address

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Yeran Sun (Chinese: 孙晔然) is a lecturer (assistant professor) in GIS and Human Geography since 2020. Prior to joining Swansea University, he was an assistant professor at School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University (2019-2020) and a research associate at Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow (2016-2019). Before moving to the UK, he completed his PhD in GIScience (Geography) at Heidelberg University (Germany) in 2015. Besides, he got his bachelor degree and master degree from Northwest University (China) in 2008 and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011 respectively. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Volunteered geographic information
  • Social media data analytics
  • Transport geography
  • Public health
  • Sustainable cities

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

GIS and Human Geography 


My research interests are urban informatics and urban big data research. My research focuses on the applications of spatial analysis (spatial statistics) and machine learning (deep learning) to a variety of areas: transport studies, environmental health, sustainable cities.