Prof. Thomas KVANThomas Kvan is the founding Dean of the School of Design at Southern University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and of the Royal Society of the Arts, the former two were elected in 2005 and the latter in 2021.
Prof. Tai Lee SiangTai Lee Siang is Head of Pillar, Architecture and Sustainable Design at SUTD. From 2018 to 2021, he was the Executive Director at Building & Constructor Authority, Singapore. Prior to 2016, Lee Siang was the Group Managing Director of Ong&Ong Group and a partner of DP Architects. Lee Siang also held the chairman position of World Green Building Council from 2016 to 2018.
Prof. Kun-Pyo LEEKun-Pyo LEE is Dean of School of Design the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is well known in Asia as an early pioneer in the field of design research, UX design and user-centered design. He has been focusing on establishing a new design education paradigm under the name of Design 3.0.
Prof. SUN LingyunSUN Lingyun is the Deputy Director of the International Design Institute of Zhejiang University, Ng Teng Fong Chaired Professor and the director of ZJU-SUTD Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance. His research interests include Design Intelligence, Innovation and Design, Information and Interaction Design.
Prof. Peter CHILDSPeter Childs is Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at Imperial College London. His general interests include: creativity tools and innovation; design process and design rationale; fluid flow and heat transfer, particularly rotating flow; sustainable system design; and robotics.
Prof. Cees de BONTCees de BONT is the Dean of Loughborough Design School. This school is positioned 28th in the QS world ranking of Art and Design Schools and is famous for its research in Human Factors, Transport Safety, Experience Design and Digital Fabrication and for the strong educational programs in design.
Prof. WANG ShouzhiWANG Shouzhi is one of the most important founders of modern design and the education of modern design in China. Since 1980s, he has been extensively engaged in teaching, textbook-writing, academic research, advocacy for the reform of education systems, planning and organization of large-scale events and activities, education of graduate programs and international exchange activities.
Prof. XIN XiangyangXIN Xiangyang is Adjunct Professor of Tongji University, founder of XXY Innovation, Adjunct Professor of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Adjunct Professor of Jiangnan University, Guest Professor of Macau University of Science and Technology, Guest Professor of Tianjin University. His research interests include interaction and experience design, design philosophy, product development and design strategy.
Prof. YING FangtianYING Fangtian is the Director of Computer Aided Product Innovation Design Engineering Center, Ministry of Education, Vice Director of Zhejiang Provincial Key Lab of Service Robot, Vice Dean of International Design Institute of ZJU, and Vice President and Secretary General of China Industrial Design Association.
Prof. TANG YongchuanTANG Yongchuan is the Deputy Director of Laboratory of Design Intelligence & Digital Creativity of Zhejiang Province. His research interests include innovative design theory, computational intelligence, design intelligence, human-machine integration intelligence, digital creativity, aesthetic computing, cross-media computing, and uncertain reasoning.
Prof. Byung-keun OhByung-keun OH is a Professor of Division of Design & Art in Yonsei University of Korea, and Vice President of Korea Society of Design Science. His general interests include information and media design, methodology of user research, design education, public service design, and design aesthetics.
Prof. Makoto WatanabeMakoto Watanabe is a Professor at the Department of Design, Division of Creative Engineering Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University. He is currently the Vice President of Chiba University, in charge of education and international affairs. His major interests include Industrial Design, Design Management and Design Expert System.
Associate Professor Arlindo SilvaArlindo Silva is an Associate Professor with the Engineering Product Development Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His research interests rest on engineering design, product development, creativity, materials selection methodologies, additive manufacturing in composite structures, cost modelling and management of uncertainty in design.
Prof. LUO ShijianLUO Shijian is Deputy Director of Department of Industrial Design, Zhejiang University. He got his bachelor degree and master degree at Hunan University, and PH. D degree at Zhejiang University. From 2002 to 2003, he studied at Design Technology Research Centre, School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Research Assistant (RA) and joint PH.D candidate.
Associate Professor LI XiangdongLI Xiangdong is an Associate Professor in Deputy Dean of Industrial Design, Zhejiang University. His research interests mainly include intelligent human-computer interface, cross-device computing, and creative media design.
Prof. Ricky AngRicky Ang is Head of Science, Mathematics and Technology at the SUTD, Ng Teng Fong Chair Professor and the Director of SUTD-ZJU IDEA (Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Alliance). His research interests are in the development of theoretical scaling laws and models.
Prof. Ashraf KassimAshraf Kassim is Associate Provost and Director of the Design and Artificial Intelligence (DAI) programme at SUTD. Prior to joining SUTD, Ashraf had been full Professor of ECE at the National University of Singapore where he held senior administrative positions. His research interests are mainly in the areas of computer vision, medical image analysis, image processing and machine/ deep learning.
Assistant Professor Carlos BañónCarlos Bañón is an architect specialized in Digital Design and Advanced Manufacturing methods within the built environment, Director of AirLab, co-founder of Subarquitectura Architects and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at SUTD. His work has been awarded the Singapore President's Design Award and selected for the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the London Design Museum, and the Seoul Biennale of Architecture.
Syam Kumar PrabhakaranSyam Kumar Prabhakaran is Head of Environment, Health & Safety at SUTD. He has more than 25 years of experience in Research, Safety, Energy optimisation, Facilities and Project Management.
Eugene SeahEugene Seah is the Senior Director of Surbana Jurong Group to spearhead and oversee the group’s special projects and strategic initiatives. He is also appointed as the Managing Director of Surbana Technologies, pushing Surbana Jurong’s Smart Cities agenda.
Alvin NgAlvin Ng is the regional Vice President and General Manager of Johnson Controls responsible for Digital Solutions across Asia Pacific and Japan. He was the General Manager of GE Digital, chartered to lead GE Digital’s industrial software solutions and services business. Alvin also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at Nanyang Business School.
Farizan d’Avezac de MORANFarizan d’Avezac de MORAN is Senior partner of GreenA Consultants, a sustainability consultancy firm based in Singapore and Africa. She has diverse experience working on green certified projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda and was instrumental in developing the Eco certification protocols for Panama and Green Building Minimum Compliance for Rwanda.
Prof. XU XiangguoXU Xiangguo serves is Deputy Head of the Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics of Zhejiang University. His research mainly focuses on air conditioning and refrigeration technologies, especially the advanced control algorithm for smart A/C systems，and technologies related to distributed energy systems.
Associate Professor ZHANG KejunZHANFG Kejun is an Joint PhD. supervisor on Design and Computer Science, Director of Next Lab of Zhejiang University. His research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Big Data on Design, and Cross-meida Computing.
Dr. YOU WeitaoDr. YOU Weitao got his PH. D degree at Zhejiang University. Now he is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Zhejiang University. His research interests are intelligent design, and aesthetic calculation.
Prof. CHAI ChunleiCHAI Chunlei is Director of Department of Industrial Design, Zhejiang University. His research focuses on design innovation theory and application, including design cognition, analogy reasoning, cultural innovation design, design strategy, and so on.
Assistant Professor Yao LiningYAO Lining is an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, directing the Morphing Matter Lab.
Assistant Professor Mohan Rajesh ElaraMohan Rajesh ELARA is an Assistant Professor with the Engineering Product Development Pillar at SUTD. He is the co-founder of Lionsbot and Oceania Robotics, Singapore-based robotics companies that develop a wide range of autonomous robots for specialized niche industries.
Assistant Professor LIU XihuiLIU Xihui is Visiting Assistant Professor at School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She was design manager of Nova Design. And her consultancy service covers product design, branding and design strategy. She achieved numbers of international design awards, such as IDEA, iF and Reddot.
Dr. WANG GuanyunWANG Guanyun is a research fellow at Zhejiang University, College of Computer Science and Technology. He also holds a courtesy appointment at International Design Institute of Zhejiang University. His research interests are Digital Fabrication, 4D Printing, Shape-Changing Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Design.
JIANG GonglueUX Expert, CEO, Beijing Yiyuan Future Tech Company, former Head of Design at Google Making & Science. He has won the Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award and 70 designers for the 70th anniversary of the founding of China. He graduated from Harvard School of Design, published several top papers in the field of human-computer interaction.