Visiting Researchers

Tiffany Cheng
Tiffany is a creative technologist from Taiwan with a background in architecture and robotic fabrication. Interested in the intersections between materials, computation, and design, her research focuses on the creation of digital-physical workflows that allow mass-customization of material properties, behavior, and performance. Currently, Tiffany is a Visiting Researcher from the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Cluster of Excellence IntCDC at the University of Stuttgart, where she researches bio-inspired self-shaping structures enabled by 4D-printing. At the Center for Green Buildings and Cities, she aims to co-develop strategies for programming material systems in buildings to be smarter and more sustainable. Previously, Tiffany received her Master in Design Studies (with a concentration in Technology) from the GSD at Harvard University. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Digital Studies from the University of Southern California.