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Lan Ding

Senior Lecturer - Computational Design (CoDe), Architecture, Research Cluster Staff, High Performance Architecture, Smart Cities

PhD (USYD), MSci, BArch, Affiliate RAIA


Phone +61 2 9385 5593




Room 2021

Building Red Centre

Campus Kensington


Dr Lan Ding received her PhD at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning. Prior to joining the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW, Lan held the position of Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO (2000-2011) and Senior Lecturer at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong (2011-September 2013).

Dr Lan Ding has over 10 years research experience in sustainable buildings and cities, building and urban information modelling, multi-agent simulation, GIS, integration of smart grid with smart buildings and cities, energy efficiency and climate adaptation, life cycle assessment, as well as the application of artificial intelligence to built and urban environments. 

Lan has won various awards for research innovation and leadership, including national and state awards from the Australian Institute of Building, the Fresh Innovators Award and the CSIRO Divisional Award for excellence in a successful project providing an invaluable information resource to help the land development industry create more sustainable neighbourhoods.

Lan is a Convenor of High Performance Architecture (HPA) Research Cluster in the Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Node Leader at CRC for Low Carbon Living, and Co-Chair of SBE16 International High-Performance Built Environment Conference (SBE 16 Sydney | International High-Performance Built Environment Conference).

Lan talks on developing models to enable greener cities.