Dr Yichong Mao
BEng, MSc, PhD
School of Architecture
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School of Architecture
I am a researcher in lighting, visual perception and the built environment. I completed my PhD in road lighting and safety at the University of Sheffield (2021) and MSc in Advanced Sustainable Design at the University of Edinburgh (2016).
I joined in the University of Sheffield as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2021. Currently, I am working on the HAROLD project: HAzards, ROad Lighting and Driving, which focuses on investigating how hazard detection is affected by distraction and whether optimal lighting can mitigate the distraction decrement. My research interest is the influence of the built environment, particularly lighting, safety and sustainable design of the built environment.
BEng Architecture (Nanjing Tech University)
MSc Advanced Sustainable Design (University of Edinburgh)
PhD Lighting and visual perception (University of Sheffield)
- Research interests
Road lighting and safety
Behaviour in the built environment
Sustainable design strategy (looking at social, economic and environmental drivers of sustainable development and how these translate to architectural and urban design)
- Using relative visual performance to predict performance of an interpersonal evaluation task with variation in adaptation luminance, observer age, skin tone, pavement reflection and interpersonal distance. Lighting Research & Technology.
- Lighting for pedestrians: Does multi-tasking affect the performance of typical pedestrian tasks?. Lighting Research & Technology, 54(1), 33-60. View this article in WRRO
- Road lighting for pedestrians: Effects of luminaire position on the detection of raised and lowered trip hazards. Lighting Research & Technology, 52(1), 79-93. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
- USING RELATIVE VISUAL PERFORMANCE TO PREDICT THE ABILITY TO MAKE INTERPERSONAL EVALUATIONS. Proceedings of the Conference CIE 2021, 27 September 2021 - 29 September 2021.
- Hazard detection: testing the caveats of previous studies. Proceedings of the 29th CIE Session (pp 1768-1773). Washington D.C., USA, 14 June 2019 - 22 June 2019. View this article in WRRO
- Research group
Lighting Research Group People
Environments and Performance