Chien, Sheng-Fen Assoc. Professor

(06) 275-7575 ext. 54138
(06) 274-7819

2009-2010 The Last Mile: creating an intelligent and friendly pedestrian environment around your home
2008-2011 Smart Aging: an action research of Aging-in-Place with smart technologies
2006-2008 Sustainable Smart Homes for Aging Society
2005-2008 Fundamental Trainings for Designers of Digital Architecture


  • Fall
    • Smart House
  • Spring

Education & Experiences

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
    • MS in Architecture, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, USA.
    • BS in Architecture, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan.
  • Experiences
    • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor (1998-2007)
    • National Chiao Tung University, Adjunct Assistant Professor (2004-2006)
    • National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Adjunct Assistant Professor (2002-2004)
    • Carnegie Mellon University, Research Assistant (1993-1998)
    • Calpoly San Luis Obispo, Research Assistant (1991-1993)


  • Computational Intelligence in Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Digital Design Manipulations
  • Game-based Learning in Architectural Education


  1. Journal Papers
    1. Perng, Yeng-Horng, Juan, Yi-Kai and Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2006). "Exploring the Bidding Situation for Economically Most Advantageous Tender Projects Using a Bidding Game". Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (SCI), Vol. 132, No. 10, pp. 1037-1042.
    2. Chien, Sheng-Fen and Flemming, Ulrich. (2002). "Design Space Navigation in Generative Design Systems." Automation in Construction (SCI), Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 1-22.
  2. Conference Papers
    1. Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2008). "Probing Elders' Needs for Smart Technologies in the Domestic Environment". CAADRIA 2008, Chiang Mai, Tailand.
    2. Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2007). "Growing a City: Individuals, Interactions and Emergent Behavior". Generative Art, Milan, Italy.
    3. Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2006). "Family Ties: A Research Framework for Enhancing Family Living". Symposium on Digital Life Technologies-Building a Safe, Secured and Sound (3S) Living Environment, Tainan, Taiwan.
    4. Chiu, Chia-Min and Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2005). "An Evolution-Based Home Furniture Layout Assistant for Non-designers". International Conference on Planning and Design, Tainan, Taiwan.
    5. Huang, Yi-Di and Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2005). "Form Exploration Using an Evolutionary Approach". International Conference on Planning and Design, Tainan, Taiwan.
    6. Chien, Sheng-Fen and Huang, Po-Ming. (2004). "Clay Play: An Environment to Promote Form Exploration through Case Feedbacks". GCAD Symposium, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
    7. Wang, Wan-Ling and Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2003). "Game as a Design Instructional Tool". Proceedings of CAADRIA 2003.
    8. Lin, Shang-Li and Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2003). "From Chinese Gardens to Virtual Environments: A Gateway to Cyberspace". Proceedings of CAAD Futures 2003, Tainan Taiwan.
    9. Tsai, Kun-Pao and Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2003). "Toward a Machine for Living: A Literature Survey of Smart Homes". Proceedings of eCAADe 2003.
    10. Chien, Sheng-Fen and Lin, Shang-Li. (2003). "From Physical Space to Cyberspace: Some Investigations". Proceedings of NES 2003, Iceland.
    11. Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2002). "Design Gaming, Designing Games: Learning Design through Game Playing and Game Making". Proceedings of eCAADe 2002, pp. 28-33.
    12. Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2002). "MIES: Architecture Representations for Non-professionals". Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, pp. 241-246.
    13. Liu, Chien-I and Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2001). "A Web-Based Instruction/Learning Environment for First Year Architectural Design Studios". Proceedings of the First ACAE Conference on Architectural Education, pp. 115-122.
    14. Chien, Sheng-Fen and Shih, Shen-Guan. (2001). "Design through Information Filtering: a search driven approach for developing a layperson's CAAD environment". Proceedings of CAAD Futures 2001, pp. 103-110.
    15. Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2001). "Ensuring Usability of CAAD Systems: A Hybrid Approach". Proceedings of CAAD Futures 2001, pp. 361-374.
    16. Chien, Sheng-Fen and Shih, Shen-Guan. (2000). "A Web Environment to Support User Participation in the Development of Apartment Buildings". Pre-conference Proceedings of Advances in Computer-Based and Web-Based Collaboration, InterSymp 2000, pp. 225-231.
    17. Chien, Sheng-Fen. (2000). "A Pilot Study of Using Generative Systems in Architectural Design Process". Proceedings of CAADRIA 2000, pp. 135-144.

Project & Works

    • 到家的最後一哩路:創造智慧化與友善的步行環境 2009-2010
    • 高齡社會的來臨:為2025年的台灣社會規劃之整合研究--實現「在地老化」之智慧生活空間改造行動研究∕主持人∕行政院國家科學委員會補助計畫 (97-2420-H-006-039-KF3)∕2008/08/01 ~ 2011/07/31
    • 自主性建築∕共同主持人∕行政院國家科學委員會補助計畫 (97-2218-E-035-006-)∕2008/09/01 ~ 2009/05/31
    • 推動智慧化居住空間相關課程補助計畫∕共同主持人∕ 內政部建築研究所委託計畫∕2008/2/1 ~ 2008/12/31
    • 涵構覺察的可調適性建築∕共同主持人∕行政院國家科學委員會補助計畫 (96-2218-E-035-004-)∕2007/9/1 ~ 2008/5/31
    • 數位建築設計人才之基礎訓練∕主持人∕行政院國家科學委員會補助計畫 (94-2516-S-011-001/95-2516-S-011-001/96-2516-S-006-004-)∕2005/8/1 ~ 2008/7/31
    • 高齡社會的來臨:為2025 年的台灣社會規劃之整合研究-老人住宅之永續科技應用研究∕主持人∕行政院國家科學委員會補助計畫 (95-2420-H-006-018-KF)∕2006/8/1 ~ 2008/7/31
    • 智慧化居住空間產業創新開發與整合應用—智慧化居住空間關鍵技術、元件及創新服務之應用與整合∕共同主持人∕內政部建築研究所委託計畫∕2006/11/1 ~ 2007/5/31
    • 前瞻工程科技之未來產品概念設計--智慧建築皮層∕主持人∕行政院國家科學委員會補助計畫 (95-2218-E-011-021-)∕2006/11/1 ~ 2007/4/30
    • 文化資產資訊管理系統內容規劃∕共同主持人∕行政院文化建設委員會委託計畫∕2005/12/1 ~ 2006/4/30


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