Prof. Ian F.C. Smith: Multi-model identification improves the adaptation of existing bridges

December 8, 2022, 6:00 p.m. (CET)

Lecture series: "Adaptivity as Utopia"

Time: December 8, 2022, 6:00 p.m. (CET)
Lecturer: Prof. Ian F.C. Smith
Event language: English
Venue: ILEK
Pfaffenwaldring 14
70569  Stuttgart
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We are pleased to welcome Prof. Ian F.C. Smith from the Georg Nemetschek Institute Artificial Intelligence for the Built World at the Technical University of Munich to our lecture series "Adaptivity as Utopia"!

Speaker: Prof. Ian F.C. Smith, further information here

University: TUM, Munich 

Topic: Biosynthetic Design: Towards Adaptive Architecture

Date: Thursday, 8 December 2022   |   6 p.m.

Location: ILEK

Ian F.C. Smith is the Director of the Georg Nemetschek Institute, AI for the Built World, at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. From 1996 to 2020, he was a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1978 and his PhD from Cambridge University, UK in 1982. His research interests are on intersections of computer science with structures and urban systems. He has studied adaptive structures since 1998 resulting in 7 successful PhDs and tens of well-cited publications. In 2003, he co-authored the textbook Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering (Wiley) and the 2nd Edition appeared in June 2013. In 2004, he was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences and in 2005, he received the Computing in Civil Engineering Award from the ASCE. He is an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA since 2011. From 2010 to 2020, he directed a second research group in Asia as Principal Investigator at the ETH Future Cities Laboratory, CREATE, Singapore. In 2022, he was elected to the National Academy of Construction, USA.

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