Dr. Nguonphan Pheakdey
His fields of research are Computational Architecture, Computational Geometry and Image Processing with main application in Cultural Heritage. After graduating from his Bachelor’s degree program in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, he focused his doctoral research on computer 3D modeling, reconstruction and simulation for the support of Khmer historic architecture and monuments.
In 2009, he received his Ph.D. in Science from the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Germany. His PhD thesis is entitled “Computer Modeling, Simulation and Visualization of Angkor Wat Style Temples in Cambodia.” Until 2013, he was active in postdoctoral research on computational scientific and cultural heritage at IWR in collaboration with the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) to support the preservation and restoration of Banteay Chhmar temple complex in Banteay Meanchey province, Cambodia. His research projects include 3D laser scanning and virtual 3D reassembly of Khmer temple stone blocks, 3D scanning and preservation of ancient Khmer inscriptions, virtual 3D modeling and simulation in architecture, and computational methods of Khmer arts. In 2013, he became Dean of RUPP’s newly established Faculty of Engineering. Since then he has also been active in design and construction consultation for RUPP, Ministry of Education Youth and Sports (MoEYS), Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction and Ministry of Environment. In 2017, he was appointed a member of the Education and Research Council (ERC), MoEYS, and a technical committee member of the National Council for Khmer Language, Royal Academy of Cambodia, Council of Ministers. In 2018, he became a Board member of Techo Startup Center, Ministry of Economy and Finance.