Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen Professor of Digital Technologies and leads CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. Her research examines how computation is changing the material cultures of architecture. In 2005 she founded the Centre for IT and Architecture research group (CITA) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. By investigating advanced computer modelling, digital fabrication and material specification in projects including Predicitve Response, Complex Modelling and Innochain she has been central in the forming of an international research field examining advanced modelling method that integrate simulation and predict material behaviour. In 2016 she was awarded the Elite Research Prize for outstanding researchers under 45 years of international excellence by the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science. In 2018 she was appointed General Reporter for the UIA2023 world congress “Sustainable Futures”.