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Department of Architecture



Jiayu is a postdoctoral research associate at Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. She is a member of BBP-lab (Behaviour and Building Performance) and Sustainable Design Group. She is currently involved in the EU Horizon funded project HS4U, working on the design for healthy cruise ship.

She is broadly interested in the application of data-driven intelligence in sustainable design, environmental engineering and urban spatial analysis. Her doctoral thesis works on understanding the future of workspace with data-driven design approaches. She completed her MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies degree at University of Cambridge with a distinction and her BSc in Urban Planning, Design and Management degree at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL with first-class honours.


Key publications: 


• Pan, J., Chen, S. & Bardhan, R. (2024) Reinventing hybrid office design through a people-centric adaptive approach. Building and Environment. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2024.111219.

• Pan, J., Cho, T.Y., Sun, M., Debnath, R., Lonsdale, N., Wilcox, C. & Bardhan, R. (2023) Future workspace needs flexibility and diversity: A machine learning-driven behavioural analysis of co-working space. PLOS One. 18(10): e0292370. https://

• Pan, J. & Bardhan, R. (2022) Evaluating the risk of accessing green spaces in COVID-19 pandemic: A model for public urban green spaces (PUGS) in London. 1 Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 74(2022). j.ufug.2022.127648.

• Pan, J., Bardhan, R. & Jin, Y. (2021). Spatial Distributive Effects of Public Green Space and COVID-19 Infection in London. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 62(2021).

• Bardhan, R. & Pan, J. (2022) The Why? How? What? and What-ifs of mass slum rehabilitation housing in India. In: Karunaratne, G. (ed.) Informal Settlement in the Global South. Routledge, New York.

Post-doctoral Research Associate