faculty:

Chiu Shui Chan
Professor
VRAC Faculty Affiliate and HCI Graduate Faculty

 

Department: Architecture
College: Design
Phone: 294-8528
Contact: , home page

Dr. Chiu-Shui Chan is a Professor of Architecture in the College of Design, where he teaches CAD modeling, rendering, animation, virtual reality application, and programming courses. He has been affiliated with the VRAC since 1996 and served as the HCI faculty since 2003. During these years, he completed the VADeT Project, Miller VR Library Project, Project Aware on Taj Mahal, NSF Beijing Project, and the AIA/AWL project.

Dr. Chanís research activities have extended across various fields of architecture, cognitive science, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. For example, Dr. Chan's research interests includes the exploring computer simulation of design processes, examining the cognitive forces and mechanisms that generate an individual architecture style, experimenting with methods of applying computer graphics in design, and addressing the challenge of applying virtual reality as an evaluation tool to predict / assess any actual environment.

Currently, Dr. Chan concentrates on finding/developing methods to maximize the sense of reality in his digital building models and implementing urban regulations embedded in the city models displayed graphically in the virtually immersive environment.

Research:

Mechdyne-VRAC-Gilbert

VR Setting for Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Work Space

Combining Cognitive Psychology and Virtual Reality to Evaluate Building Performance

U.S. China Cooperative Research: Utilizing Three-Dimensional Data in a Virtual Urban Environment to Support and Evaluate Planning Decisions

Utilizing Three-Dimensional Data in a Virtual Urban Environment to Support and Evaluate Planning Decisions

Constructing and Reconstructing Notable Buildings to Establish a Virtual Library for Teaching Architectural History

News:

12-14-2006
President's Report: 'Where Breakthroughs Happen'

05-10-2006
100 million pixels of virtual reality

05-08-2006
The most realistic virtual reality room in the world