An art historian turned engineer, Prof Debra Laefer also featured in the RIA Women on Walls unveiling, as well as the Faces of Research films from University College Dublin (UCD). With degrees from NYU, Columbia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Laefer’s research aims to prevent damage to buildings above tunnel excavation by developing a 3D modelling system. She currently heads the Urban Modelling Group at UCD and is associate editor of four journals. Laefer is a fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, as well as a Fulbright fellow.
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