Qiang Sheng is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design, Beijing Jiaotong University. He is also a Senior Consultant in UCL Space Syntax Ltd. His research interests includes the relationship between street pattern and urban vitality, commercial building design and spatial strategy for TOD based on the empirical research of pedestrian movement. Currently he is in charge of one and participating six National Natural Science Funds. His research also expands to the use of web open-source data in space syntax researches and he is also exploring the ‘data-informed design’ approach in his teaching and practice career. Qiang received his mater and doctoral degree in urbanism in 2011,TU Delft, the Netherlands. He was teaching experimental design studio for the 4th year in the school of architecture in Tianjin University between 2011 and 2015. In 2011 he introduced Urban Knowledge Network Asian (UKNA) into China and working as coordinator of this scholar exchange program in Tianjin University.