Ellen Do, professor and director of partnership and innovation in the ATLAS Institute, will be a keynote speaker for the 25th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), the continent's largest annual gathering of researchers of computer-aided architectural design. The conference, themed this year, Re: Anthropocene–Design in the Age of Humans, will be hosted in Virtual Bangkok, August 5-6 and is expected to draw around 300 participants, with 200 papers presented.
In her talk titled, "Making Magic with Creative Technology and Design," which will be in part an overview of the ATLAS Institute, Do will introduce various creative design computing projects from the ATLAS ACME Lab, including Hot Swap, Jam Station and Printed Paper Markers, as well as many other ATLAS projects.
Do invents at the intersections of people, design and technology. She holds a PhD from Georgia Tech, an MDesS from Harvard GSD and a BArch from NCKU in Taiwan. She has served on the faculties of the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech, and she co-directed the Keio-NUS CUTE Center in Singapore before joining ATLAS.
Update: Do was given the Sasada Prize at CAADRIA 2020 on August 5th for her long commitment to research into computational support of creativity and contribution to the next generation of researchers and academics, to the wider profession and practice in computer aided design and research, and earned recognition in peer community.