Likai Wang

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Likai WANG (王力凯) received his Ph.D. in Architecture from School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University. His research and teaching primarily focus on the application of computational design to architectural design exploration, synthesis, and ideation. He is also the developer of EvoMass, a Rhino-Grasshopper plugin currently with over ten thousand downloads ( to joining XJTLU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at National University of Singapore. At NUS, Likai was leading a research project applying evolutionary optimization to Singapore residential precinct designs and was a teaching member in the module of AI for the Design of Built Environment.

Research interests

Parametric Design

Evolutionary Design

Computational Thinking

Performnace-based Design


Postdoc - Nanjing University - 2021.1 to 2022.1

Postdoctoral Fellow - National Univeristy of Singapore - 2022.1 to 2023.1


ARC408 Thesis

ARC102 Small Scale Architecture Design

Awards and honours

Young CAADRIA Award - 2019

CAADRIA Best Paper Award - Runner Up - 2020

Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Nanjing University 南京大学优秀博士论文 - 2021

Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Jiangsu Province 江苏省优秀博士论文 - 2021

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

M.Arch, Nanjing University -2014

Ph.D. in Architecture, Nanjing University - 2020

External positions

Organizational Officer, CAADRIA

2022 → …

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  • Staff


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