Dr. Gene Ting-Chun Kao | 高鼎鈞


I am a passionate designer, engineer, and scientist deeply drawn to the world of computational geometry, 3D geometry processing, and simulation. Currently, I am an R&D Engineer II at Ansys - Meshing Development Unit (MDU), where I focus on 3D computational geometry processing topics. I bring diversity and an interdisciplinary perspective to my work and life, with a Doctor of Sciences degree from ETH Zurich, a CAS in Computer Science from the same institution, an MSc in ITECH from Stuttgart University, a BArch from Tamkang University, many international R&D experiences, and lived in Sweden🇸🇪, Switzerland🇨🇭, Germany🇩🇪, and Taiwan🇹🇼. Additionally, I love swimming🏊🏼‍♂️, cooking👨🏻‍🍳, reading📚, games👾, and dogs🐶.


2018-23 Doctor of Sciences ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2019-20 Certificate of Advanced Studies ETH in Computer Science, Major in Visual Computing ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2014-16 Master of Science in Integrated Technologies and Architectural Design Research Stuttgart University, Germany
2008-13 Bachelor of Architecture Tamkang University, Taiwan


2023- R&D Engineer II Ansys, Sweden
2018-22 PhD Researcher ETH Zurich, Block Research Group / NCCR Digital Fabrication, Switzerland
2021-22 Research Intern Autodesk Research, Simulation, Optimization & Systems (SOS) Group, Remote
2016-18 Software Developer / Project Engineer Strabag / Ed. Züblin, Germany
2013-14 Research and Teaching Assistant Tamkang University, Taiwan