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.