Professor – Head of Department, Computer Science, University of Auckland
Robert has spent over 25 years working on the application of computer science research in the architecture, engineering and construction domain, including his M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses. Prior to his return to New Zealand he spent five years in the United Kingdom developing Construction IT initiatives at the Building Research Establishment. Achieving interoperability is his core research interest and to achieve this he investigates integrated environments which covers information modelling (e.g., BIM), process modelling, user interaction, implementation frameworks, information mapping, and communication strategies.