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Li Chen

Li is a software engineer specialised in computational geometries and machine learning for computer vision. He studied Architecture in Southeast University, China, then completed his Master degree at Design Research Lab of Architectural Association in London. His thesis project researched adaptive 3D printed structures utilising autonomous industrial robotic arms and generative algorithms.

Li joined the Block Research Group and became an NCCR researcher in September 2019. Before BRG, he has worked as Principle Computational Designer at Studio Bitonti, a New York based computational design consulting firm focusing on software development for mass-customisation solutions for tech enterprises and startups. Li also worked as Machine Learning Consultant at computer vision startup LexSet, where he was responsible for machine learning research

Work Topic

I work as software engineer at Block Research Group to develop and maintain COMPAS, an open source, python-based framework for computational research and collaboration in architecture, engineering, fabrication and construction (AEFC)

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication

Technical Researcher



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