Xiliu Yang is a research associate at the ICD. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science from the Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) programme from the University of Stuttgart. Together with Cody Tucker and August Lehrecke, their Master thesis ‘Distributed System for Fibrous Networks’ received the IntCDC thesis grant and research residency at the Autodesk Technology Centre.
Prior to joining ICD, she worked as a computational designer in Hong Kong and co-founded 3DNA, a venture-backed startup with a mission to empower optician expertise and craftsmanship in the eyewear industry. She designed and developed the cloud-based digital platform integrating 3D scanning, parametric design, and digital manufacturing that serves retail businesses in 15 countries.
Her research interests focus on the evolving interface between automated, robotic fabrication and manual, skill-driven processes. She is currently working on the application of Augmented Reality in timber prefabrication at RP4 and Cyber-physical prefabrication platform for fibre composites at RP14.