Jinhyung Lee

Assistant Professor

Jin Lee

Contact Information

Office: Room 2422, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85025
E-mail: jinhyung.lee@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Transportation, time geography, spatial accessibility, inequalities, geographic data science

Google Scholar Page

Research Interests

I am a quantitative transport geographer. I lead The Just Transport Geography Lab at Western. My research leverages geographic information science, big data analytics, spatial statistics, and time geography to study urban transportation. Specifically, I focus on developing innovative analysis and modelling techniques to enhance our understanding of human mobility and accessibility in time across space. The overarching goal of my research is to provide insights for evidence-based, scientific transport planning and policy to promote sustainability and social justice within cities.

I am currently seeking MSc and PhD Students with interests in social equity analysis of spatial accessibility, real-time & big public transit data analytics, transport project evaluation, and time geography. If interested, please contact me via email along with your up-to-date CV.


GEO 3225 – Transportation Geography & GIS

GEO 3211 – Spatial Statistics

GEO 3226 – Urban Data Science

GEO 9411 – Geographic Data Science using Python

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Masters Students

  • N. Ahmed (joint-supervised) (Current) Fusion of remote sensing and GIS for measuring the social equity of spatial accessibility to urban green in Bangladesh
  • J. Chang (joint-supervised) (Current) ParkSeek: Measuring geographic accessibility to parks and recreational facilities in Canada
  • S. Ho (Current) Spatio-temporal analyses of public transit pass-ups in a mid-sized Canadian city
  • J. Hutchenreuther (joint-supervised) (Current) T.B.D.


Jinhyung Lee, Nicholas Irwin, Elena Irwin & Harvey J. Miller. (2021). “The Role of Distance-Dependent Versus Localized Amenities in Polarizing Urban Spatial Structure: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Residential Location Value in Columbus, Ohio, 2000–2015.” Geographical Analysis, 53(2), 283-306.

Sohyun Park, Aram Yang, Hui Jeong Ha & Jinhyung Lee. (2021). “Measuring the Differentiated Impact of New Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Projects onHouseholds’ Movements by Income Level within Urban Areas.” Urban Science, 5(4),79.

Youngbin Lee, Sohyun Park, Hui Jeong Ha & Jinhyung Lee. (2021). “Discovering Millennials’ Migration Clusters in Seoul, South Korea: A Local Spatial Network Autocorrelation Approach.” Urban Findings, November.

Jonathan Stiles, Armita Kar, Jinhyung Lee & Harvey J. Miller. (2021). “Lower Volumes, Higher Speeds: Changes to Crash Type, Timing, and Severity on Urban Roads from COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Policies." Transportation Research Record (TRR), 03611981211044454.

Vladyslav Podskalniy, Sharat Chandra Pani, Jinhyung Lee, Liliani Aires Candido Vieira & Hiran Perinpanayagam. (2021). “Neighborhood contexts and oral health outcomes in a pediatric population: An exploratory study.” Children, 8(8), 653.

Youngjoon Kim, Jinhyung Lee, Junghwan Kim and Naoto Nakajima. (2021). “The Disparity in Transit Travel Time between Koreans and Japanese in 1930s Colonial Seoul.” Transport Findings, July.

Ayaz Hyder, Jinhyung Lee, Ashley Dundon, Lauren Southerland, David All, Gretchen Hammond & Harvey J. Miller. (2021). “Opioid Recovery Deserts: Areas Underserved by Opioid Treatment & Recovery Services.” PLOS ONE, 16(5).

Jinhyung Lee & Harvey J. Miller. (2020). “Robust accessibility: Measuring accessibility based on travelers’ heterogeneous strategies for managing travel time uncertainty." Journal of Transport Geography, 86, 102747.

Jinhyung Lee, Adam Porr & Harvey J. Miller. (2020). “Evidence of increased vehicle speeding in Ohio’s major cities during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Transportation Findings, June.

Jinhyung Lee & Harvey J. Miller. (2019) “Analyzing collective accessibility using average space-time prisms.” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 69, 250–264.

Jinhyung Lee & Harvey J. Miller. (2018). “Measuring the impacts of new public transit services on space-time accessibility: An analysis of transit system redesign and new bus rapid transit in Columbus, Ohio, USA.” Applied Geography, 93, 47–63.

Jinhyung Lee & Youngho Kim. (2018). “A Newcomer” vs. “First mover”: Retail Location Strategy for Differentiation.” The Professional Geographer, 70(1), 22–33.