Tiffany Cheng is an computational designer from Taiwan. Interested in robotic fabrication and human-machine interaction, Tiffany’s research focuses on the creation of digital workflows that allow mass-customization of material properties, behavior, and performance.
Tiffany holds a Master in Design Studies with a concentration in Technology from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Previously, she graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Digital Studies and Honors in Multimedia Scholarship (USC School of Cinematic Arts).
Tiffany has worked as a researcher at the MaP+S Group at Harvard GSD developing novel robotic systems for bespoke carbon fiber structures. She has also practiced with StudioFV designing biking infrastructure and facilities for LA Metro. Her professional experience ranges from optimizing complex geometries to final construction documents.
Currently, Tiffany is a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at Stuttgart University. Her research agenda aims to advance the knowledge of programmable shape-changing material system as well as to develop the complimentary hardware and software tools that can fabricate them.