Background & Experience

Xinyi Qiu is an Analyst at ESI. Ms. Qiu received her master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure Planning. Ms. Qiu has a robust background in transportation planning and statistical and spatial analysis. She is well versed in ArcGIS, R, and JavaScript, Python and SQL.

Prior to joining ESI, Ms. Qiu interned at Savills in Guangzhou, China. She spearheaded the creation of the strategic redevelopment plan for the industrial layout of Guangzhou Eastern Riverside Development Belt and analyzed the transportation conditions in the area to effectively link the area with Hongkong as well as Macao. She also interned at Cushman & Wakefield in Guangzhou, China. Ms. Qiu utilized the Market Comparison Approach and estimated property values, issuing about 600 evaluation reports. She also analyzed commercial land economic development and commercial real estate market utilizing ArcGIS and research skills.

Ms. Qiu has worked on and completed several academic projects while at the University of Pennsylvania, including SEPTA Transit Accessibility Assessment before and during COVID-19, Exploring the Economic Impact on San Francisco’s Transit Oriented Developments, and Philadelphia 311 Call Data Analysis and Policy Recommendation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Data Visualization
  • Software Design
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Transportation Planning