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 ( 2019), a Master of Architecture from Columbia University (2014) and currently upon completion of Master of Computer and Information Technology from University of Pennsylvania. Dr.Luo’s expertise is in digital design and applied robotic construction. She has worked for pioneer design firm UNStudio. Her research combined advance fabrication technologies and design-build practice to explore the future of automated construction. Not only yield in publications on top journals and conferences, Dr.Luo has also developed robotic system applied in on-site construction of built projects.

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, Columbia University
  • PhD, Tsinghua University

Publications

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Luo, Dan, Gattas, Joseph M. and Tan, Poah Shiun Shawn (2021). Real-time defect recognition and optimized decision making for structural timber jointing. 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2020), Shanghai, China, July 5, 2020. Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-33-4400-6_4

  • Guanqizhu, , Ou, Ya, Bao, Dingwen and Luo, Dan (2021). Robotic weaving of customizable frp formworks for large-scale optimized structure. 26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2021, Hong Kong, China, 29 March-1 April 2021. Hong Kong, China: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).

  • 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.

  • Liu, Jie, Ma, Hongtao, Tang, Ning, Xu, Weiguo and Luo, Dan (2018). Kinetair: Interactive stairs with multiple functions. Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Beijing, China, 17-19 May 2018. Hong Kong: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).

  • 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).

  • Zhang, Pengyu, Xu, Weiguo, Huang, Weixin, Zhu, Yufeng, Dai, Rui and Luo, Dan (2017). Generative design based on sponge spicules' forms. International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Suzhou, China, 5-8 April 2017. Hong Kong: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).