Alexander Htet Kyaw

Alexander is a researcher with a background in mixed reality, digital fabrication, robotics, biomaterials, deployable structures, digital twins, simulation, machine learning, and computer vision. He is interested in the integration of computation and emerging technology for human-machine collaboration in design, visualization, and fabrication. Currently, he is graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pursuing a dual degree in Master of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
He completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, where he also received a minor in Computer Science and Information Science. At Cornell University, he has worked as a researcher in the Jenny Sabin Lab and the Robotic Construction Lab. Professionally, he has worked in the Computational Design Team at SOM - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Jenny Sabin Studio, BRIC Architecture, and Proximity Design. 
His design and research work has garnered recognition in various platforms, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Allwork Scholarship, William Downing Prize, SOM Robert L. Wesley Fellowship, Land Art Generator Initiative, Museum of Craft and Design, Hunter R. Rawling Research Scholars, Cornell Undergraduate Research Board (CURB), Edwin A Seipp Prize, Baird Prize, NOMAS Barbara G. Laurie Competition, and United Nation's Big Idea Challenge. Prior to pursuing his bachelor's degree in the United States, Alexander grew up in Yangon, Myanmar.


Recent Publications 

L. Spencer, A. H. Kyaw, S. Zivkovic, and L. Lok “Extended Reality (XR) Workflows for Multi-Material Assemblies" in the Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), October 2023

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MIT Architecture

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