The World CAAD Ph.D. Forum is organized by sibling CAAD organizations ACADIA, ASCAAD, CAADRIA, eCAADe, and SIGraDi to provide a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing serving the global CAAD community. The aim of the World CAAD Ph.D. Forum is to introduce junior researchers at the Ph.D. stage to the research culture of different schools within the global CAAD community. The forum offers students an opportunity to receive constructive feedback from prominent researchers and academics of the CAAD community and provides students with an occasion to position their research within the world CAAD research arena. The forum extends existing platforms for junior researchers at the Ph.D. stage already established at individual organizations, aiming to foster the global CAAD research community of the future and to promote exchange among diverse research cultures. Each sibling organization will be represented at the forum by three Ph.D. student delegates as well as experts from each community. Presentations will be available in the pre-recorded format, and live discussions will take place online on December 12/13/14, catering to different time zones across the world.
The 3rd World CAAD Ph.D. Forum will be hosted virtually by the CEPT University Faculty of Architecture.
This event will be open to attending for the entire global CAAD community.
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University of Bologna
Angelo Massafra is a PhD Student in Architecture and Design Cultures at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy). His PhD research aims at developing a digital twin platform for the performance-based management of existing buildings. He graduated in Building Engineering and Architecture at the University of Bologna in 2020. Since 2019 he has collaborated with building engineering studios as BIM-BPS Consultant. His interests interweave technical architecture, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Building Performance Simulation (BPS) and Digital Twins (DT).
Caio Magalhães Castriotto
University of Campinas - Unicamp, Brazil
Caio Castriotto is a Brazilian Ph.D student at the University of Campinas, in the Postgraduate Program in Architecture, Technology and City, with a scholarship by FAPESP (#2019/04043-2). He was a visiting scholar at The Royal Danish Academy in 2020, funded by FAPESP (Process #2019/22605-8). He is also a member of the research group "Contemporary Theories and Technologies Applied to Design" at LAPAC - Unicamp. He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Viçosa. He research is about Architecture, Spatial Structures, Algorithmic Modeling, Digital Fabrication, Architectural Details and Reciprocal Frame Structures.
Douglas Lopes de Souza
University of Campinas - Unicamp, Brazil
Douglas Souza is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at Federal University of Viçosa. He is currently a PhD student in the Graduate Program in Architecture, Technology and City of Unicamp, Brazil. His current research focuses on translating and computing a housing performance regulation. The research hopes to develop a model of rules extraction for this regulation using semantic
modeling and natural language processing.
Gülbahar Emir Isik
Czech Technical University in Prague
Gülbahar Emir Isik has experienced several practical projects related to BIM, particularly healthcare and educational projects, in several countries. While pursuing undergraduate education specializing in architecture at BAU, she took an intense interest in the relationship between architecture and the city and completed a master's degree in urban design at ITU. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Dr. Henri Achten on Digital Twin Studies in architecture at CTU. Her work focuses specifically on digital twins and architectural design processes
José Luis Encarnación Miranda
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – UNAM
Jose Luis is a PhD student in Architecture at UNAM. He is algo a professor at FES Acatlan - UNAM, in the subjects of precast components and structural geometry. Professionally talking about he is currently in charge of the design and manufacturing process of architectural precast concrete components. His doctoral research project is set to evaluate the benefits of integrating the digital tools and digital manufacturing techniques with the design processes and the traditional architectural pre-manufacturing in Mexico.
Konstantia (Konstanza) Chadio
Technical University of Crete
Konstantia (Konstanza) Chadio is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete and member of the Digital Media Lab (DMlab) team. She holds a Diploma in Architecture from University of Patras (2007), a Master of Advanced Studies in Housing (MAS ETH HS) from ETH Zurich (2009) and MSc Environmental Design of Cities and Buildings from Hellenic Open University (2017). Since 2019, she is a Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of Western Macedonia.
Alexandria University, Egypt
Lamiaa Mostafa Mostafa Abd-Rabo is an Egyptian architect, interior designer, educator, researcher, and Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Architecture Department—Egypt. Her research is expanding into the realm of designing a sustainable, healthy, and happy city through assisting CAAD research and AI while also taking future constructed environmental challenges into the mind. As a matter of fact, she is quite interested in promoting sustainability through the application of innovative approaches and cutting-edge technology. She has over 13 years of professional and academic experience at different universities and institutions in different countries.
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Mariam is an urban designer and a Ph.D. researcher at RWTH Aachen University. Her work focuses on evidence-based urban design and planning to investigate the relations between urban form and socio-economic processes. She holds a BSc degree in Architecture from Cairo University and a master of science degree in Urban Design from Brandenburg Technical University (Germany). She participated in international workshops, competitions, and research projects. she was also awarded several research grants. Her research interests include advanced urban analytics, space syntax, socio-spatial transformations, segregation, big data, and inclusive cities.
Ain Shams University
Noha Ai-Shafaey is a motivated Egyptian architect, Assistant Lecturer, and Academic researcher. She is dedicated to investigating the impact of the built environment on users’ comfort. Through her 8 years of academic experience, she pursued her interest in environmental design, building technology, and simulation integration, especially lighting design and visual comfort. She holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural engineering from Ain shams University in Egypt. As fascinated by Light, currently she a PhD candidate at Ain shams university where her research focuses on the relationship between lighting and visual experience.
School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada
P.Sitha MahaLakshmi is currently a second year doctoral student in Architecture with School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada, India, working under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Lilly Rose A. Broadly conceived, her doctoral work is focused on experimental study and assessment of clean energy generation through spaces and activities within the built forms especially in Indian context. She is particularly interested in accessing the potential of built forms in clean energy generation and also development of economic alternatives for clean energy generation. She has been “around” sustainable design and energy Conservation subject area from 2016 after her M. Arch- Sustainable Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada, as Assistant professor with the same university followed by being ECBC expert working towards capacity building and implementation of ECBC (Energy Conservation Building Code) in the state of Andhra Pradesh, further working on ratings reviews and auditing buildings for their green ratings as well which led her to her current doctoral work.
National University of Singapore
Wanyu PEI is a PhD student in the Department of Architecture, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore. She also joined the Circular Future Cities project as a researcher. She received her master’s degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen (HITsz). Her research interests include urban information modelling, 3D urban information mapping, circular urban design, urban-level Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Provides Ng was trained as an architect and a researcher, her work stands at the convergence of cybernetics theory, extended reality, decentralisation, and participatory design. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Her academic experience includes lecturer in teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), managing editor (maternity cover) of the Prospectives Journal, and researcher at the Strelka Institute Moscow. Provides is an alumnus at the Staedelschule Architecture Class (SAC) in Germany.
School of Design, University of Leeds
Sylwia Orynek is a PhD candidate at the School of Design, University of Leeds, and a recipient of the JE Ackroyd Doctoral Scholarship. Her research considers an alternative approach to craft-led design of textile structures, based on shape grammars as a framework of visual computation. She holds a Masters degree in Textiles from the Royal College of Art, London, where she studied analogue and digital approaches to freeform weaving construction.
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Victor Sardenberg is an associate researcher at Leibniz Universität Hannover, where he develops a computational framework for the quantification of the architectural aesthetics experience in his PhD. He holds a post-graduate Master of Arts with a specialisation in architecture and urban design from the Städelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt am Main, and a professional diploma in architecture and urbanism from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo.
Vernelle A. A. Noel
Sky Lo Tian Tian
Sherif Abdel mohsen