Visiting address
Phone: +852 34424383

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr. Hao Zheng currently serves as an Assistant Professor and the Associate Leader of Architecture Programs at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is also the director of Architectural Intelligence Group (AIG). He graduated from the Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in machine learning, AI-generated content, data-driven design, and big data analysis. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and Bachelor of Architecture and Arts degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Previously, Hao worked as a research assistant at Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley with a concentration on the robotic assembly, machine learning, and bio-inspired 3D printing. His teaching experience includes: workshop tutor at Tongji University; lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania; teaching fellow at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Also, Hao serves as the co-organizer and reviewer for international conferences of ACADIA, CAADRIA, CDRF, and more than 20 SCI/SSCI/AHCI journals. His publication includes around 50 papers with more than 10 SCI journal articles and one cover paper in Advanced Science. In addition, Hao has led development and research projects with a total amount of more than 750,000 USD, and won multiple research and teaching awards. He has taught more than 30 courses, supervised more than 10 doctoral students, and been invited to give more than 90 speeches at international conferences and academic organizations. He also served as the editor for journals, the member of academic societies, and the expert consultant for architecture technology companies, etc.

郑豪博士现任香港城市大学建筑学及土木工程学系助理教授,建筑学本科和硕士项目副主任,建筑智能研究组主任。他博士毕业于宾夕法尼亚大学(University of Pennsylvania),专攻机器学习,生成式人工智能,数据驱动式设计,大数据分析。他于加州大学伯克利分校(UC Berkeley)获得建筑学硕士学位,于上海交通大学获得建筑学学士及文学学士学位。他曾工作于清华大学和加州大学伯克利分校,研究机械臂辅助施工,机器学习,仿生式3D打印。他的教学经验包括,同济大学工作营导师,宾夕法尼亚大学讲师,上海交通大学设计实践导师等等。同时,他还担任国际会议ACADIA、CAADRIA、CDRF的协办人和审稿人,以及20余本SCI/SSCI/AHCI期刊审稿人。他总计发表50余篇学术文章,其中包含中科院一区SCI在内的10余篇期刊文章以及Advanced Science封面文章。另外,郑豪博士主持开发和研究项目金额总计超过500万元人民币,并获得多项研究和教学奖项。他开设30余门课程,指导10余位博士生,受邀在大型国际会议和学术组织上发言90余次,担任多本期刊主编、学会成员、多家建筑科技公司专家顾问等等。

Research Interests/Areas

  • Machine Learning, Data Mining and Analysis, Prediction and Simulation;
  • AI-Generated Content (AIGC), Creative AI, AI Designer;
  • Data-Driven Design, Computational Design, Parametric Design;
  • Big Data Analysis, Urban Modeling, Urban Form-Finding.
  • 机器学习,数据挖掘与分析,预测与模拟;
  • 生成式人工智能,创造性人工智能模型,人工智能设计师;
  • 数据驱动式设计,计算性设计,参数化设计;
  • 大数据分析,城市建模,城市形态优化。



  • 2018 - 2022, University of Pennsylvania, PhD in Architecture
  • 2016 - 2017, University of California, Berkeley, Master of Architecture
  • 2011 - 2016, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Bachelor of Architecture


  • City University of Hong Kong, 12/2022 – present, Assistant Professor, Associate Program Leader (BSc & MArch), Director of Architectural Intelligence Group
  • Tongji University, 06/2019 – present, Workshop Tutor
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 09/2020 – 08/2021, Teaching Fellow
  • Glodon Company Limited, 09/2020 – 03/2021, Senior Consultant
  • University of Pennsylvania, 08/2019 – 12/2020, Lecturer
  • Tsinghua University, 09/2017 – 04/2018, Research Assistant
  • University of California, Berkeley, 01/2017 – 08/2017, Research Assistant


  • 2018 - 2022, 宾夕法尼亚大学, 建筑学博士
  • 2016 - 2017, 加州大学伯克利分校, 建筑学硕士
  • 2011 - 2016, 上海交通大学, 建筑学学士


  • 香港城市大学, 12/2022 至今, 助理教授, 建筑学本科项目副主任, 建筑学硕士项目副主任, 建筑智能研究组主任
  • 同济大学, 06/2019 至今, 工作营导师
  • 上海交通大学, 09/2020 – 08/2021, 设计实践导师
  • 广联达科技股份有限公司, 09/2020 – 03/2021, CTO办公室高级顾问
  • 宾夕法尼亚大学, 08/2019 – 12/2020, 讲师
  • 清华大学, 09/2017 – 04/2018, 研究助理
  • 加州大学伯克利分校, 01/2017 – 08/2017, 研究助理


  • Undergraduate Course:

            2021 Spring - ME903 - Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Innovative Thinking and Modern Design

            2023 Spring - CA3686 - City University of Hong Kong - Construction Contract and Management

            2023/2024/2025 Spring - CA3171 - City University of Hong Kong - Innovations in Construction Technology

            2023 Spring - CA29506 - City University of Hong Kong - Structural Systems and Materials

            2025 Spring - CA1167 - City University of Hong Kong - Engineering Communication

  • Graduate Course:

            2019/2020 Fall - ARCH710 - University of Pennsylvania - Contemporary Theory

            2020 Spring - MADM26 - Macau University of Science and Technology - Special Topic in Design Rendering

            2021 Spring - AR26003 - Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Parametric Design and Digital Construction

            2023/2024 Fall - CA5563 - City University of Hong Kong - Advanced Digital Construction

            2024 Spring - CA6241- City University of Hong Kong - Geographic Data Management and Planning Analysis

            2024 Fall - CA5148 - City University of Hong Kong - Architecture and Urbanism

            2024 Fall - CA5201 - City University of Hong Kong - Advanced Architectural Design Studio: Digital Architecture

            2025 Spring - CA5203 - City University of Hong Kong - Research Methods & Thesis Development Seminar in Architecture

  • Workshop:

            2019/2020/2021/2022/2023/2024 - Tongji University - DigitalFUTURES Summer Workshop

            2021 - Hefei University of Technology - Summer Workshop

  • Undergraduate Thesis:

            Class of 2021 - Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Transportation Architecture Joint Graduation Design

            Class of 2023/2024 - City University of Hong Kong - Final Year Project

            Class of 2024/2025 - City University of Hong Kong - Final Year Design Research Project

  • Graduate Thesis:

            Class of 2021/2022 - Shanghai Jiao Tong University

            Class of 2024 - City University of Hong Kong

  • Ph.D. Thesis:

            2024 - Zhe Lai - Co-advising with South China University of Technology

            2026 - Keke Li - Co-advising with Tongji University

            2027 - Yinghua Ji - City University of Hong Kong

            2027 - Jiaxuan Zhu - City University of Hong Kong

            2027 - Nai Wei - Co-advising with Tongji University

            2028 - Pei Xu - City University of Hong Kong

  • Teaching Awards:

            Top 5% Teachers - 2023 Fall - City University of Hong Kong

  • Teaching Exhibition:

            2024.04.22 - 2024.06.28, “Notre–Dame (Re)births”, hosted by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

  • Patents:

            Zheng, Hao. A method and system for automatically generating apartment floor plans: ZL201910952689.0[P]. 2023-07-18.

            Chen, Zong, Haixiu Liang, Hao Zheng, Lei Jiang, and Zexuan Lin. Building atmosphere evaluation methods, systems, equipment and media based on the improved VGG16 model: CN117576573B[P]. 2024-05-17.

            Ni, Yang, Jin Wei, and Hao Zheng. A decision-making method for low-carbon building design in hot summer and warm winter areas based on GAN and GA: CN118114350A[P]. 2024-06-27.

  • Research Awards:

            Zheng, Hao. Final Student Recognition Award. University of California, Berkeley. 2017-03-03.

            Zheng, Hao. Student Scholarship Award. Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). 2018-10-20.

            Zheng, Hao. Best Presentation Award. Digital Futures Annual Conference. 2019-07-08.

Editor or Editorial Membership

  • Journal Editor:

            Architectural Intelligence

            Perspectives in Architecture and Urbanism

  • Conference Organizer:

            Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA2022)

            Asian Smart Cities Network and Digital Twin Symposium (ASCNDTS2023)

            International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM2024)

  • Membership:

            The Computational Design Academic Committee of the Architectural Society of China

            The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

            The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture


  • Reviewer:

            Sustainable Cities and Society (SCI)

            Building and Environment (SCI)

            Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (SCI)

            Journal of Computational Design and Engineering (SCI)

            International Journal of Intelligent Systems (SCI)

            Buildings (SCI)

            Energies (SCI)

            Applied Sciences (SCI)

            IEEE Access (SCI)

            Cybernetics and Systems (SCI)

            Electronic Research Archive (SCI)

            PLoS One (SCI)

            Sustainability (SCI) (SSCI)

            Cities (SSCI)

            Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (SSCI)

            Journal of Urban Technology (SSCI)

            International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (SSCI)

            Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (SSCI)

            Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (SCI) (AHCI)

            Frontiers of Architectural Research (AHCI)

            International Journal of Architectural Computing (EI)

            The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (EI)

            The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (EI)

            SIGGRAPH Asia

            Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication

            International Conference on Intelligent Computing in Engineering

            International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management

            Landscape Architecture Frontiers

            Technology | Architecture + Design

            Architectural Intelligence


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