Ellen Do: COA Research Forum

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An associate professor of architecture and computing at Georgia Tech, Ellen Do will present her recent work in design computing as part of the College of Architecture Research Forum.

The College of Architecture's COA Research Forums provide an informal setting for the community to learn about research within the College of Architecture. Forums are free and open to the public and participants are invited to explore ideas and identify opportunities for collaboration.

All talks are held in the Architecture Library from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on the last Thursday of August through April. Talks are 30 to 45 minutes followed by questions and discussion.

View past COA Research Forums through SMARTech, Georgia Tech's digital repository.

About Ellen Do
Ellen Do is committed to building better design tools, from understanding the human intelligence involved in the design process and leading to the improvement of the interface with computers. Her research explores new modalities of communication, collaboration, and coordination, as well as the physical and virtual worlds that push the current boundaries of computing environments for design.

Professor Do has conducted empirical studies of design drawing and constructed computer software to support creative design and analysis. Her research work includes the development of freehand sketching, gesture and physical objects as an intuitive interface to knowledge based design systems, diagram indexing and retrieval to case-based systems, design cognition and creativity, visual analysis tools, 3D sketching for annotation and performance simulation, and the area of visual and spatial reasoning in education. These research efforts have been supported by NASA Space Grant, NSF IIS, CILT and CCLI. Her papers have appeared in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals on computer-aided design in architecture and civil engineering, design studies, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, diagrammatic reasoning and the human computer interactions.

Do is jointly appointed in the Colleges of Architecture and Computing at Georgia Tech, and part of the core faculty in the Health Systems Institute. She is director of ACME Lab - A Creativity Machine Environment @ Georgia Tech; and
director of Health Space Futures - Healthcare Environment of the Future.


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