I am a first-year graduate student at Harvard Graduate School of Design, pursuing my Master in Design Studies Degree concentrated in Technology.

My interest lies in the things that make human human: memories, emotions, relationships… Trained as an architect, I am curious about how space can forge lasting emotional connections (intimate relationship). I believe the answer is in the hybrid of physical and digital world, the immersive and responsive environments, where memories are created during collaborative interactions with augmented physical world and shared explorations in imagined real-time virtual world.

I deem myself as a creative coder and digital designer. I love using algorithms to create beautiful, interactive, real-time spatial and temporal experience.

 

SKILL SET

Computational

C# + Rhino | Grasshopper

INTERACTIVE

C# + Unity | Processing, Arduino

Web Front-end

JavaScript, HTML/CSS

Bootstrap, d3.js, React

WEB Back-end

Python + Flask + SQL | ORM

Algorithm, Scientific

Python + NumPy + SciPy

Rendering

V-Ray, Maxwell

Prototyping

Framer,Figma

Game DESIGN

Unity

GRAPHIC

Photoshop, Illustrator

InDesign, AutoCAD

Conceptual

Clip Studio Paint

Modeling, Animation

Rhino, Cinema4D

Texturing

Substance Painter

Video Editing

After Effects, Premiere

Projection

MadMapper

 

EDUCATION

Degrees

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
Master in Design Studies, Technology, anticipated May 2020

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, School of Architecture, Beijing, China
Bachelor of Architecture, GPA 3.95/4, Beijing Outstanding Graduate, 2012 - 2017
Future Scholar Fellowship for PhD coursework, 2016 - 2018

CROSS-REGISTER

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CSAIL, Cambridge, MA
Human Computer Interaction Group, 2019

Courses

2019 SPRING
6.835 Intelligent Multimodal User Interfaces (at MIT CSAIL)
COMPSCI 124 Data Structures and Algorithms (Harvard FAS)
SCI 6432 Computational Design 2: Time/Design as Signal (Harvard GSD)
VIS2223 Digital Media: Ambiance (Harvard GSD)
VIS2314 Responsive Environments: Episodes in Experiential Futures (Harvard GSD)

2018 FALL
COMPSCI 50 Introduction to Computer Science (Harvard FAS)
SCI 6338 Introduction to Computational Design (Harvard GSD)
VIS 2449 Immersive Landscape: Representation through Gaming Technology (Harvard GSD)
VIS 2481 Public Projection: Projection as a Tool for Expression and Communication in Public Space (Harvard GSD)
DES 3369 Spaces of Solidarity (Harvard GSD)

EMPLOYMENT

MICROSOFT, Beijing, CHINA
Software Engineer Intern, May - Aug 2019
Developing a new mixed reality showcase for Hololens 1 & 2. Incorporated Azure Spatial Anchor and ASP.NET web application for sharing persistent experience across devices. Daily work includes 3D assets creation and interactive programming.

ROBERT A. M. STERN ARCHITECTS, New York, NY
Architectural Intern, Jun - Aug 2016
Assisted in the development of House in Skaneateles Project. Revised and produced construction drawings and schedules, initialized and completed the whole CAD Sheet Set. Learned architectural team collaboration workflows, project management and presentation skills.

EXPERIENCE

NEW ENGLAND GRADUATE MEDIA SYMPOSIUM 2019, Participating Artist
Project Engram is selected to display in 2019 New England Graduate Media Symposium.

MIT HACKING ARTS 2018, Wayfair’s Prize and Fritz’s Prize
Awarded MIT Hacking Arts 2018 Sponsor’s Prizes for Agora, an AR Art platform that allows users to create and share location-based art.

HARVARD INNOVATION LAB, Connect Program
Venture Journey, a digital map platform that encourages people to find and discover spaces of solidarity, has been selected to Harvard Innovation Lab Connect Program 2019, and is on the shortlist for 2019 Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge Award Ingenuity Track.

INTELLIGENT BUILDING SYSTEM, Key Program of National Natural Science of China School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Sep 2016 – Feb 2017
Conducted robotic gripper design research, coded for the robotic arms’ animation, constructed the demo that won further industry funding.

CAVEARCH MEDIA CALCULATION: Intelligent + Interactive Spatial Design
Computer Science and Technology Department, Tsinghua University, Sep 2016 – Jan 2017
Led a three-person team on ideation, research, prototyping and creative coding(python, C++) on Artificial Intelligence for Spatial Design.

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC PARK PARAMETRIC DESIGN RESEARCH, Beijing, Tokyo, Princeton
Tsinghua University, Tokyo University and Princeton University, Feb 2017 – Jun 2017
Studied and analyzed Chaos and differential equations, generated dynamic lightweight forms for Olympic park venues using Python and Rhino. Designed the post-development process of the Olympic park.

COMPUTER AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH IN ASIA 2018, Beijing, China Conference Coordinator
Organized the 23rd International Conference of CAADRIA attended by 200 participants, designed conference brochure, Feb - May 2018.

BEIJING DESIGN WEEK, Beijing, China
Assisted the Exhibition of Swarm Nest Project in Baita SI. Solved the installation structure technical problem and made installation components. Communicated with and directed the construction team before and during the building process, Sep – Oct 2016.

XWG ARCHI-STUDIO, Beijing, China
Participated in Sunshine Kaidi Industrial Park Project Schematic Design and Development Design Phases, 2017.

HUAWEI ASCEND PAVILION, Beijing, China
Led a 36-person team built a lighted pavilion in 10 days. Handled detail design, construction drawing, physical model making, building information management and directed construction process, Sep – Oct 2013.