Ray Wang

Principal Research Scientist



Ray Wang is a Principal Research Scientist with Autodesk Research. He is based in New York City and works with the AEC Industry Futures team.

Ray’s work investigates how advances in technology can open up new modes of communicating AEC ideas and narratives, with a focus on generative design, real-time visualizations, interactive experiences, and sustainable, human-centered design. He holds a Master’s of Architecture degree from and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

His work and research has been published and exhibited in a variety of venues including Wired, Architectural Record, MoMA, and the Centre Pompidou. Ray was a design lead on many generative design projects, including the Autodesk office at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada and the Airbus NIS Engine Factory in Hamburg, Germany. He recently completed an interactive exhibition and pavilion for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, exploring ways that artificial intelligence could help communities co-design diverse urban spaces of the future.




Project Discover: An application of generative design for architectural space planning

This paper describes a flexible workflow for generative design applied…



Crowdsourced Fabrication

In recent years, extensive research in the HCI literature has explored…




Project Discover: Workflow for Generative Design in Architecture

This project involves the integration of a rule-based geometric…



Autodesk @ MaRS

Using generative design in architecture to work around work style,…



Bionic Partition: The World’s Largest 3D-printed Airplane Component

Developed in collaboration with Airbus, Autodesk, and APWorks, the…

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