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Expert in 3D Digital Architectural Modeling, Building and Urban Data Visualisation, CAD Software Development

Expert ID: 729072 United Kingdom

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Expert's current research focuses on innovative approaches to digital modelling of built environment using Web based open source technologies capable of playing proactive roles in large scale cross-disciplinary research programmes such as Digital Economy, Digital Agenda, Digital Cultural Heritage, and Sustainable Energy and
Environment. Advances made in the development and application of multi-dimensional multi-modal interactive modelling of architecture and cities coupled with related fields of data, information and public opinions could potentially open up new opportunities for user and community engagement to better address some of the current
global challenges such as widening participation in cultural and wealth creation, climate change conscious design of current and future buildings and cities, enriching the scope and content of life-long learning, and heightened awareness of social and corporate responsibilities for environmental impacts. He has received research funding from a wide range of funding agencies including JISC, AHRC, EPSRC, Royal Society, RIBA Trust Research Awards, The Nuffield Foundation, and Sheffield City Council.

In December 2009, the Union of Students commissioned Expert to develop staged 3D models of the redevelopment of the Union Building in which uCampus has been put into real use in a live project situation. For three months, he has worked with the Union team on the 3D modelling entirely over uCampus. The results from the collaboration are now published on the Students’ Union website. These 3D models were built to inform students and staff about the changes to come as well as to serve the Union team as a basis for planning and design of the new spaces.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: PhD Subject: Architectural Modelling Institution: University of Edinburgh
Year: 1989 Degree: MSc Subject: Computer Aided Building Design Institution: University of Strathclyde
Year: 1988 Degree: Diploma Subject: Landscape Studies Institution: University of Edinburgh
Year: 1984 Degree: BArch Subject: Architecture Institution: Tunghai University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Lecturer Department: Architecture Responsibilities: He is currently the Assistant Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching (Faculty of Social Sciences), Director of IT, Postgraduate Research Progress Coordinator, Study Abroad Advisor, Web Editor, Convenor of Rethinking a City's Theatres, Digital Creativity and Innovation (RECITE Research Network). He supervises three PhD students and teaches courses at both under- and post-graduate levels.
Years: 1995 to 2003 Employer: University of Sheffield Title: Lecturer Department: Architecture Responsibilities: He was the Principal Admissions Tutor, Chair of the IT Committee, Study Abroad Advisor at the School of Architecture. He supervised two PhD students, and taught courses at both under- and post-graduate levels.
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: University of Brighton Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Department: Information Technology Research Institute Responsibilities: He was appointed to continue working on the Computer Supported Collaborative Design Project, and was the appointed Editor of the ITRI Technical Report Series.
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: University of Brighton Title: Research Assistant Department: Information Technology Research Institute Responsibilities: He was appointed to work on the Computer Supported Collaborative Design Project.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2010 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: He was appointed by the National Taiwan Science and Technology University as a Visiting Associate Professor.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has designed and delivered workshops, training sessions, seminars in number of areas including digital imaging, 2D mapping and 3D modelling, creating 3D virtual buildings and cities, representation and visualisation of data sets, and environmental simulations.
Vendor Selection
He has substantial experience in sourcing suppliers in laptops, desktops, servers, high-end video projection systems, specialist software development including Web based applications and services, high performance 3D computer graphics rendering service.
Marketing Experience
He is specialised in Digital Creative Cultural Industry and Super-Fast Broadband ISPs in the Yorkshire Region, Building & Campus Planning and Design in the Higher Education sector.
Other Relevant Experience
He has expansive contacts with universities, governments, research institutes and IT/Construction industries in Taiwan.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Chinese He can speak, read and write Chinese proficiently (native speaker).

Fields of Expertise

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