Dr Dan Luo

Lecturer

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
d.luo@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61205

Overview

Dr. Dan Luo is an architect with strong computer science background. She has a Ph.D in digital design and fabrication from Tsinghua University School of Architecture ( 2019), a Master of Architecture from Columbia University (2014) and a Bachelor of Art from The University of Hong Kong (2010). She studied Computer science in Zhejiang University before transferring to HKU, and is currently in process of completing the Master of Computer and Information Technology from University of Pennsylvania. Her research interest encompasses a variety of different topics from robotic, artificial intelligence, material computation to human centric collaborative fabrication with VR/AR. It is her research vision to utilize emerging technology to enhance our ability to understand, design and interact with space information and material. She led independent workshops in multiple universities in China with topics ranging from customizing digital design interfaces, interactive design, AR/VR, robotic, to machine learning since 2014.

As a practicing architect she has worked for UN Studio during 2011 - 201 2 where she contributed on multiple competitions and commissioned project. In the Past, her design works have been featured in exhibitions such as Milan Triennial. She had been exhibition designer for exhibitions in Architecture Centre NY and The China Millennium Monument. She worked as the director of international collaboration for China Building Centre since 2014, where the main responsibility is curating international competitions as well as education programs for institutions, developers and government

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intellegence and Material Computation
    Developing smart material system with AI and computer vision
  • Robotic Fabrication
    Application of robotic automation for mass customization and adaptive construction.

Research Impacts

Awards

2019-2020 GSAPP Incubator Prize, Columbia University

2019 DigitalFUTURES Digital Young Award

Workshops

2020 CAADRIA pre-conference workshop - Machine vision and smart material processing

2018 Tsinghua Architecture Summer School Parametric Design Workshop - AI enhanced robotic 3D printing

2017 DADA international conference - Swarm Nest 5.0

2016 Milan Triennale X - Swarm Nest interactive installation

2016 Tsinghua Architecture Summer School Parametric Design Workshop - Human Centric Digital Farication

2015 Tsinghua Architecture Summer School Parametric Design Workshop - Metatool

Curation and Exhibition Design

10/2016 The Brick Trumpet, Beijing Design Week 2016

08/2016 Swarm Nest 1.0, Milan Triennale 2016

05/2016 Quasicrystal flower vest, ROBOTIC FUTURE Exhibition of Shanghai Biennale 2016

05/2015 New York – Beijing – New York Chinese Contemporary Architecture Exhibition, AIA Center for Architecture, New York, Exhibition Design

09/2014 Exhibition designer CBC Contemporary Chinese Architecture and Beyond Architecture, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, Exhibition Design

12/2007 Populated Furniture, Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale 2008

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Architecture, University of Colorado
  • PhD, Tsinghua University

Publications

  • Xu, Weiguo, Luo, Dan and Gao, Yuan (2019). Automatic brick masonry system and its application in on-site construction. 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Intelligent and Informed, CAADRIA 2019, Wellington, New Zealand, 15-18 April 2019. Hong Kong: Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).

  • Chen, Dechen, Luo, Dan, Xu, Weiguo, Luo, Chen, Yan, Xia, Shen, Liren and Wang, Tianjun (2019). Re-perceive 3D printing with Artificial Intelligence. Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and XXIII Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Joint Conference, Porto, Portugal, 11-13 September 2019. São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Blucher. doi: 10.5151/proceedings-ecaadesigradi2019_034

  • Yu, Lei and Luo, Dan (2018). Mesh optimisation for spatial wireframe robotic 3D printing. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 7 (2/3), 169-185. doi: 10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2018.092904

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Publications

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Conference Publication

  • Xu, Weiguo, Luo, Dan and Gao, Yuan (2019). Automatic brick masonry system and its application in on-site construction. 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Intelligent and Informed, CAADRIA 2019, Wellington, New Zealand, 15-18 April 2019. Hong Kong: Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).

  • Chen, Dechen, Luo, Dan, Xu, Weiguo, Luo, Chen, Yan, Xia, Shen, Liren and Wang, Tianjun (2019). Re-perceive 3D printing with Artificial Intelligence. Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and XXIII Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Joint Conference, Porto, Portugal, 11-13 September 2019. São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Blucher. doi: 10.5151/proceedings-ecaadesigradi2019_034

  • Luo, Dan, Wang, Jingsong and Xu, Weiguo (2018). Applied automatic machine learning process for material computation. International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Lodz, Poland, 17-21 September 2018. Lodz, Poland: eCAADe and Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology.

  • Luo, Dan, Wang, Jinsong and Xu, Weiguo (2018). Robotic automatic generation of performance model for non-uniform linear material via deep learning. CAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, Beijing, China, 17-19 May 2018. Hong Kong: Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).