ATLAS welcomes Professor Sheng-Fen “Nik” Chien, who joins us as a visiting scientist and scholar for the fall semester.
Chien explores computational intelligence and experience design as a means to stimulate human creativity. She is working, and planning to continue the investigation while visiting ATLAS, on applying machine learning AI models in design communications, and studying how artists interact with AI models in their art creating process.
Nik holds a PhD in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She is an associate professor in both the Architecture Department and the Graduate Program on Techno Art at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. She co-founded the Association of Humanitarian Architecture (AHA) in Taiwan, empowering underprivileged communities through design/build co-creations.