René Morkos

Member Since 2022

René Morkos

Founder & CEO

ALICE Technologies


René Morkos, Ph.D. is an inventor, founder, adjunct professor at Stanford University, and CEO of ALICE Technologies. He is the inventor of the world’s first Generative Construction Simulator and Optimizer, obtaining his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence applications for construction as a Charles H. Leavell fellow at Stanford University, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. He is a second-generation civil engineer with over 23 years of experience in construction, divided between industry and academia. His operational experience includes working as a project manager in Afghanistan, underwater pipeline construction, automation engineering on a $350 million gas refinery expansion project in Abu Dhabi, ERP system implementations, and various Virtual Design and Construction projects. He founded ALICE technologies, the world's first construction optioneering platform in 2015 and continues its mission of reducing the cost of construction by 25% globally to improve standards of living by lowering infrastructure development costs. Morkos is a researcher and adventurer, continuously exploring and teaching the theoretical boundaries of construction management and the evolution of future industries in order to better the world.


  • Construction
  • Project Management
  • AutoCAD


November 8th, 2022

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ALICE Technologies

ALICE Technologies is the creator of the world's first construction optioneering platform. Founded in 2013 based on research from Stanford University, ALICE helps large contractors to reduce risk and plan, bid, and build more efficiently. The company works with large general contractors in the infrastructure and commercial construction segments, such as Bouygues, Kajima, and Skanska. Headquartered in the U.S., ALICE also has significant operations in the Czech Republic, the U.K., and India.


  • Construction
  • Assistive Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence