Ying leads the COLLECTIVE Research Unit.
Born in Shanghai, Ying holds a B.S.E. in Architecture and Engineering from Princeton University, an M. Arch from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ).
Ying is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She had been teaching and researching contemporary cities at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), with the chairs of Herzog & de Meuron and Kees Christiaanse. She has also exhibited in Munich at the Haus der Kunst, in Basel at the Swiss Architecture Museum and has published in Urban China (城市中国), LEAP (艺术界), Monu and Critical Planning, amongst others.
Ying was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Stuttgart in Structural Engineering and has taught and practiced in New York, Shanghai, Detroit, Boston and Basel.
“Between Global Aspirations and Local Frameworks: City Center Shanghai" <上海中心城區：在全球願景和本土構架之間> article in Urban China 城市中國, 56 (2013): 68–73.
Senior Researcher, Chair of Professor Kees Christiaanse, Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Singapore
"Rethinking Urban Quality: Learning from East Asian City Center Neighborhoods" <城市品質的在思考：向東亞內城街區學習>, article in Urban China 城市中國, (2013), v. 56, p. 18-21
Module Coordinator at Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory
Co-authored with Edda Ostertag and Ting Chen
“Spaces of New Economies: cases from East Asian City Centers,” International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2016
Module Coordinator, Chair of Professor Kees Christiaanse, Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Singapore