My name is Mathias Bernhard. I am a PhD researcher at the chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design [CAAD], ETH Zurich. My research focuses on the synthesis of novel artifacts by recombining and learning from vast collections of precedents. My interests therefore lay in machine learning, image processing and text mining in the domain of architecture.
I studied architecture at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [EPFL] and at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich [ETH]. After my diploma, I worked as an assistant at the rapid architectural prototyping laboratory [RAPLAB] on the application of digital fabrication in research and teaching. After finishing a master of advanced studies [MAS] and two years in a interdisciplinary team applying state of the art building technology research on the planning of a real world building on the ETH campus [ArchTecLab], I started my doctoral studies at the chair for CAAD. I have also been teaching classes for bachelor, master and post-graduate students ever since starting my work at the ETH Zurich.