Analytical thinker and applied computation maker
Eric Cheung is trained as an architect, qualified and registered to practice in the UK. He has 7+ years of experience in building and masterplan projects in the UK and abroad.
Following years of practice and teaching in universities, he began to conduct further research for a deepened understanding of before the fact (ex-ante) analysis for built environments. In 2020, he obtained a PhD for his analytical work entitled1 “A computation-enabled analytical construct for the assessment of alternative urban conditions towards sustainable transport system and to support sustainable travel activities: a space time constraint-based approach”.
Beyond the built environment, he has explored different real-world processes and tasks through applied computation. Though the processes of making, he has attained working knowledge in multiple programming languages – python, ruby, perl, java, C#, Qt and multiple frameworks and libaries for different purposes. For example, C++ and python to create a processing-like scripting environment within Maya, C# with WPF and C++ with Qt though the development of a self-initiated project – an algorithmic process scheduling framework for dynamic simulation.
His recent work includes a web-based tool for collaborative fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) using nodejs and socket.io for real-time collaborative system mapping, central to a skill session to facilitate system thinking in UK-Brazil Researcher Link workshop 19-23 July 2021. More recently, an ongoing project working with a local non-governmental organisation and a technical service provider to co-design and develop a web app – The Right to Water Track App – to provide analytical insight through recording and tracking the events as they unfold during the process of filing applications for water connections in India for communities with limited access to drinking water.
1 Please note that he is not entitled in the sense of what other people say about the so-called millennials. “Entitled” here is a verb refering to a particular title of the thesis not as an adjective with the meaning of “believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment”.