Li Chen is a PhD Researcher at Block Research Group, ETH Zurich. His research focuses on future data model and software architecture for AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry and general-purpose computational geometry applications. His background was in Architecture, Computer Science and Robotics. After graduated from Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, UK, he worked as Principal Computational Designer at Studio Bitonti in New York, United States, at the same time as Generative AI Consultant at LexSet.ai, also in New York. Since 2019 until 2022, he worked as Software Engineer at Block Research Group, affiliated with NCCR Digital Fabrication. Currently, he is also on the Board of Directors at COMPAS Association.
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