Tian’s research interests mainly lie in digital construction and maintenance. He is keen to develop advanced information technologies (e.g., AI, data mining and robotics) to tackle challenges in the AEC industry.
He will soon commence his Ph.D. study at the University of Melbourne, working on generative design and design optimization of modular buildings. He aims to achieve customer-centric mass customization for MiC buildings to catapult the building industry into the 4th industrial age.
Tian holds a BEng from Chongqing University and an MSc from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, both in Civil Engineering. He also loves playing guitar, listening to live music, hiking and photography.