Miss Yulan Sheng


I am a Research Fellow in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds. Prior to my current position, I completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Professor Martin Mayfield. My thesis focuses on the application of a multimodal and transfer learning approach for residential building energy prediction. Currently, I am working on an interdisciplinary project focusing on transforming the urban energy system for a decarbonised future. In particular, I aim to explore the complex interactions between different stakeholders through participatory workshops and to analyse and visualise geographical, socio-demographic, and governmental data using GIS and Agent-based modelling.



Research interests

  • Heat decarbonisation
  • Energy efficiency and demand
  • Spatial analysis and visualisations
  • Machine learning and AI
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Application of multimodal and transfer learning in energy prediction, University of Sheffield
  • Msc, Applied GIS, University of Sheffield
  • BA, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield