Research Student Profiles

Mr BAI, Zichen

Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences

Programme of Study: MPhil

Field of Study: Digital Archaeology

Email Address: zbai22@connect.hku.hk


About Me:
I am interested in the application of emerging digital methods in archaeology. I hope to provide tools and methods that promote open, collaborative, and reproducible archaeological research. I am also interested in the development of urbanism and early complex society. I received my B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to Hong Kong, I have participated in archaeological fieldwork in the United States and Armenia. I have also done curatorial and collection management work in museums and archaeological laboratories.


Current Research:
My current research focuses on settlement patterns and human interaction with the landscape in the Vedi river valley using remote sensing data. The research is part of the Ararat Plain Southeast Archaeological Project. The goal is to understand the transformation of the human landscape in the region especially during the transition from the late bronze age to the early iron age.


Primary Supervisor: Dr COBB, Peter

Co-supervisor(s): Dr P Luo