Professor of the School of Design at Southern University of Science and Technology, is an architectural design researcher and educator focusing on the areas of structural design, cross-disciplinary collaborative design and digitally supported design. She obtained a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Kassel, and her MArch and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Hong Kong. Before joining SUSTech, she held positions as Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Shenzhen University and as Visiting Assistant Professor at National Cheng Kung University. In her recent work, Christiane has focused on structural and material aspects in cross-disciplinary collaborative design processes involving scientists and designers, with special emphasis on the local context of China. Christiane is currently President of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) and a member of the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC). In addition, she is a member of peer review committees of various journals and conferences and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC). Christiane has authored over 60 peer reviewed academic publications, most of them as first author, among them 16 indexed journal articles and book chapters. She has recently co-edited the book “Design Cybernetics: Navigating the New”, published in the Springer Design Research Foundations Series.