Sur name: Hanna

Given name: Sean

Contact (E-mail address, Web site)



Position: RCUK Academic Fellow

Organization: Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

Country United Kingdom


Architecture / Computer Science

Research Interests

Sean’s current research is in structural optimisation and digital manufacturing technology, and developing computational methods for dealing with complex systems in architecture. The main body of investigation over the past four years has been the application of machine learning and optimisation techniques in the design of architecture, focusing specifically on two example problems: structural space frames and the layout of spaces for given social networks.

Selected Publications (max.4)

Hanna S, 2007, Inductive machine learning of optimal modular structures: Estimating solutions using support vector machines, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 21, pp 1-16. Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)
Hanna S, 2007, Automated representation of style by feature space archetypes: distinguishing spatial styles from generative rules, International Journal of Architectural Computing.
Hanna S, 2007, Defining Implicit Objective Functions for Design Problems, Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO-2007. ACM Press.
Hanna S, 2005, Where Creativity Comes From: the social spaces of embodied minds, Proceedings of HI'05, Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design.