Area: Energy Infrastructure
Field: Smart Cities and Regions
Main Research: Smart Spatial Planning Methods
Reinhard König studied architecture and urban planning. He completed his PhD thesis in 2009 at the University of Karlsruhe. From 2007 - 2012 Dr. König has worked as a research assistant and appointed Interim Professor of the Chair for Computer Science in Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar. He heads research projects on the complexity of urban systems and societies, the understanding of cities by means of urban simulation and analysis techniques as well as the development of evolutionary design methods. From 2013 - 2016 Reinhard König worked at the Chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zurich. In 2014 Dr. König was guest professor at the Tech-nical University Munich. From 2015 he is Junior-Professor for Computational Architecture at Bau-haus-University Weimar and from 2016 he is Senior Research Engineer at the Energy Department at the smart cities planning grout at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. In addition, he acts as Co-PI in the Big Data Informed Urban Design group at the Future Cities Lab at the Singa-pore ETH Centre. His current research interests are applicability of multi-criteria optimisation tech-niques for planning synthesis, cognitive design computing and correlations of computed measures of spatial configurations with human cognition and usage of space.