Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Industrial Design, College of Architecture
Professor, School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing
Director of ACME Lab
Professor 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.
She is a member of ACM, IEEE, ACADIA, and the AIA. She serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Architectural Computing.