Dale Zhao is a Senior Research Engineer in the AEC Industry Futures group within Autodesk Research. He joined Autodesk in 2014 and has worked on topics including multi-objective optimization, computational geometry and interactive architecture visualization in multiple projects.
Project Discover is a workflow for generative design for architecture. It involves the integration of a rule-based geometric system, a series of measurable goals, and a system for automatically generating, evaluating, and evolving a very large number of design options. The result is a tool to explore a wide design space, and get closer and closer to achieving all of the goals simultaneously.