Alan Burden

    PhD Candidate

    Alan is a designer, project manager and researcher, currently undertaking his PhD in Design Robotics at QUT. He holds a BSc in biomedical sciences from University of Queensland, and Bachelor of Design and Masters of Architecture from QUT. Recently, he has worked in software development and interaction design for the QUT Institute of Future Environments specialising in environmental scanning, interactive systems, augmented projection mapping, and additive manufacturing.

    He has previously had a variety of roles in architectural firms, both in Australia and overseas, predominately working as a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Specialist. Other previous roles include Research Associate for Complex Urban Systems Design research group focussing on interoperability in construction and 3D modelling programs, computation design systems, and building environmental analysis.

    Alan has a particular interest in Mixed Reality technologies, robotics and computer controlled bespoke manufacturing. His research focuses on robotic control processes, and interaction and collaboration with cyber-physical systems.