Dr. Heiko AYDT


CS Project Leader

Heiko Aydt joined the Singapore-ETH Centre's Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in October 2015. He is the coordinator for the FCL's Responsive Cities scenario - an interdisciplinary cluster of thematically linked research projects that aims to develop methods to support better-informed and responsive urban planning, design, governance and management processes. His current research investigates how citizen engagement plays a crucial role in helping cities adapt and respond to urban challenges.

He is also the project leader of Cooling Singapore - a collaborative project that aims to develop a roadmap for addressing urban heat island effect and challenges to thermal comfort by providing actionable knowledge for policy makers. The project, led by the Singapore-ETH Centre, brings together researchers from SMART, TUM CREATE and NUS.

Heiko Aydt received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and a MSc degree in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He also holds a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Information Technology from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

In December 2006, he joined the Parallel and Distributed Computing Centre at NTU as research associate where he worked on several projects concerned with simulation-based optimisation and agent-based crowd simulation. In December 2011 he joined TUM CREATE as a research fellow and worked on agent-based traffic simulation and simulation-based optimisation topics. In December 2012, he became the principal investigator of the Modelling and Optimisation of Architectures and Infrastructure group at TUM CREATE, where his research was concerned with studying the potential impact of electro-mobility on the urban infrastructure and environment from a complex systems perspective.