Gene Ting-Chun Kao
Gene Ting-Chun Kao is an architectural designer and a prolific programmer who specialises in the field of computational design, digital fabrication and visual computing in computer science.
In 2013, he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tamkang University, earning the Best Project Award for Undergraduate Design Thesis and the Excellent Performance Award of Overall Academic Performance. In 2016, he obtained a Master of Science degree from Stuttgart University ITECH Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research under the supervision of Professor Jan Knippers and Achim Menges of ITKE and ICD and participated in the computational group of the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2015-16. From 2013 to 2014, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at Digital Design & Fabrication LAB (CCC Lab), Dept. of Architecture, Tamkang University under the supervision of Professor Chen Chen-Cheng. From 2016 to 2018 he was a software developer at Ed. Züblin AG / Strabag AG where he focused on research & development, innovation and software development for various construction and national research projects. Since 2018, Gene is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, where he is a research assistant in the Block Research Group and NCCR Digital Fabrication.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: PhD Researcher
Projects: Large-Span Self-Supporting Assemblies
Affiliation: Block Research Group
Email: Gene Ting-Chun Kao