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Rene Morkos

is an adjunct professor at Stanford University and CEO of ALICE Technologies. Inventor of the world’s first Generative Construction Simulator and Optimizer, Morkos obtained his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence for construction as a Charles H. Leavell Fellow at Stanford University, where he teaches in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. He is a second-generation civil engineer, with more than 23 years of experience in construction. He has worked as a project manager on reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, automation of a $350 million gas refinery expansion in Abu Dhabi, construction of an underwater pipeline, implementation of ERP systems, and various virtual design and construction projects. Morkos founded ALICE technologies in 2015; its mission is to improve standards of living by reducing the cost of construction and infrastructure development by at least 25 percent worldwide.