Robert Aish studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in London and has a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Essex. He has developed engineering software with Arup, architectural software with Rucaps, naval architecture software with Intergraph and the GenerativeComponents parametric design software with Bentley.
In 2005 the UK, ‘Building Design’ Magazine named Robert Aish as one of the top ten innovators in British Architecture. In 2006 he received the ‘Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture’ (ACADIA) Society Award.
He is a co-founder of the SmartGeometry Group and visiting professor of Design Computation at the School of Architecture at the University of Bath, in the UK. His research interests include: the design of end-user programming languages and visual programming interfaces and the role of these systems in advanced architectural design. His role at Autodesk is to converge this research with the main stream of design and engineering software.