Guo Zongtian

PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Zongtian Guo is a doctoral student in Smart City Studies in the Department of Geography, School of Nature Science.  He received his MRes in Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews in 2018.  Previously Guo has worked on several large-scale agricultural land management projects with Guangdong Institute of Eco-environmental Science & Technology (GDEST)

Under the supervision of Dr Federico Cugurullo and Dr Ivana Dusparic, Guo’s PhD project looks at how artificial intelligence is applied in smart city initiatives to meet citizen’ needs. The project will use Guangzhou as a case study, which is committed to becoming both smart and intelligent. The research will examine smart-city projects in Guangzhou to demonstrate how a smart city can fully meet different social needs. Furthermore, the project will present a case study of the application of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector. Guo will also explore what strategies were employed by the Guangzhou government to combat COVID-19 via AI.


Working thesis title: How Artificial Intelligence is applied in Smart City Initiatives to meet Citizen’ Needs: Case Study of Guangzhou, China

Primary and secondary supervisors: Dr Federico Cugurullo, Dr Ivana Dusparic,


Based in: Department of Geography, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin