Mitchell Walker has more than 20 years of experience in the field of electric propulsion as a researcher, consultant, and innovator. His current research involves the theoretical and experimental work in spacecraft propulsion and how to protect Earth from space debris. Walker has delivered testimony to members of Congress helping guide America’s investments in the future of space exploration. He also serves on NASA’s advisory council and was part of the testbed study of the electric propulsion of the International SpaceStation. A plasma physic and rocket expert, Walker has been a lead consulting voice for companies like Newell Rubbermaid, and Lockheed Martin as well as for the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.
Alex Robel is a leading expert in the fields of climate change and glaciology. As a researcher who combines physics, applied mathematics, and earth and ocean sciences, Robel and his team are focused on understanding how climate changes are impacting Earth’s largest ice sheets and glaciers. He is helping to develop mathematical models that provide insight into how fast ice is melting and how fast oceans are rising. Robel grew up in Miami and is passionate about using this data to help coastal communities –particularly in the southeastern U.S. and Atlantic seaboard– prepare for and adapt to rising sea levels and other concerns.
Birney is currently working towards her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Birmingham-Southern College.]]>
Eric attended the Georgia Institute of Technology for his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science, then received his Master’s of Science in Information System from Kennesaw State University, also completing a certificate in Leadership.
Eric is currently enrolled at Georgia State University in the Learning Technologies doctoral program. Eric’s research is in the area of activity theory embedded within a design-based research project – specifically, on how web application development is conducted and mediated throughout a research project timeline.]]>
Amit Kumar is a research scientist at the Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems from Purdue University in 2014 and holds a master’s degree in Transportation Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He received his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from MIT Muzaffarpur, India. Before joining Georgia Tech he worked as the research Associate in Discovery Park at Purdue University.
2004 – Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, MIT Muzaffarpur, India
2006 – Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
2014 – Ph.D. (Transportation and Infrastructure Systems), Purdue University – West Lafayette]]>
Intelligent Transportation Systems: real-time information system for public transport, electronic toll collection, multi-sensor data fusion, traffic surveillance and incident management.
Sustainable Transportation: Smart growth, electric vehicles and their impact on transportation system performance.
Transportation Systems Evaluation: transportation infrastructure development process, methodologies of economic evaluation of transportation projects, multi-criteria based decision making process.
Operations Research: linear, non-linear and multi-objective optimization problem solving techniques, non-smooth optimization techniques.
Data Analysis: statistical data analysis and sampling techniques, design of experiment, stated preference survey questionnaire design, econometric modeling techniques.
Computer Programming and Software Design: programming for network optimization problems, coding traffic assignment algorithms, programming that combines the capabilities of MATLAB as well as C, codes of day-to-day dynamical evolutionary models using C++, parallel processing, cluster computing and GPU computing techniques.]]>
Alan Balfour writes on the cultural imagination. His most recent book SOLOMON'S TEMPLE, Myth, Conflict and Faith (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) studies the constructive and destructive power of faith present in the myths and realities of one place Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Other books include Creating a Scottish Parliament (Finlay Brown, 2005), and three books in Wiley/Academy’s World Cities series, New York in 2001, Shanghai in 2000 and Berlin in 1995. This and an earlier book BERLIN: The Politics of Order: 1737-1989 (Rizzoli 1990), received AIA International Book Awards.
Balfour was the year 2000 recipient of the Topaz Medal, the highest recognition given in North America to an educator in architecture. Designintelligence named him among their choice of 30 exemplary design educators for 2013.]]>
Çatalyürek is a NSF CAREER award recipient and the primary investigator of several awards from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of Health, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
In Addition to his teaching and research, Çatalyürek currently serves as an associate editor for Parallel Computing and as an editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics. In the past, he also served on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing.
Çatalyürek was the founding general chair of the inaugural ACM International Health Informatics Symposium in 2010, the program chair of the 2014 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB), the IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) workshop chair from 2010 to 2015, the algorithms track chair for SuperComputing 2015 and IPDPS 2016, and general chair of ACM-BCB 2016.
Çatalyürek serves on the program and organizing committees of numerous international conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow, a member of ACM and SIAM, the 2016-2017 chair for IEEE TCPP, and vice-chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics (SIGBio) for the 2015-2018 term.
Çatalyürek has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, invited book chapters, and papers. His main research areas are in parallel computing, combinatorial scientific computing, and biomedical informatics.]]>
Eunhwa received a Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design from Cornell University, an MS in Building Construction and Integrated Facility Management from Georgia Tech, and a BS in architectural engineering from SungKyunKwan University, South Korea. She is a member of International Facility Management Association Atlanta Accredited Degree Program Liaison Committee. She has received a young researcher’s best paper award and a workshop grant from International Association for People-Environmental Studies (IAPS) and multiple fellowships from International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Eunhwa taught facility management financial analysis (BC6600) and environmental issues related to workplace safety and health (BC6300) at GT as a visiting assistant professor. Her teaching experience also spans to facility planning and management studio, diversity and facility design, and research methods in the social sciences as a graduate teaching assistant at Cornell University. She was a fellow at the Center for Teaching Excellence at Cornell and led workshops on student engagement, collaborative learning, and rubric development.
2016 - Ph.D. (Human Behavior and Design), Cornell University
2009 - MS (Building Construction and Facility Management), Georgia Tech
2005 - BS (Architectural Engineering), SungKyunKwan University, South Korea]]>
Current PhD students:
BC 6300 Safety and Environmental Issues, Fall
BC 6600 Facility Management Financial Analysis, Spring]]>
Publications of her research can be found in the Journal of Architectural Education, Journal of International Architectural Computing, Journal of Behavioral Science, and in the proceedings of the international CAAD organizations (Architecture Computing alliance), such as SiGraDi and CAADRIA, and in the International Space Syntax Symposium.
In 2014 she joined the Design.Develop.Build (South Africa) partnership collaborating with professors from PBSA (Dusseldorf), RWTH (Aachen), and UCT (Cape Town); and leading students in design-build with an emphasis on material re-use and exploration, social impact, the context of material culture, and topics of sustainability in South Africa. The Guga S'Thebe project has received numerous awards and published in venues such as AIT (Architecture Interior Technical Solutions) magazine and Earthworks magazine, and the Journal of Architectural Education.
From 2005-2009 Katherine worked as a designer and project architect for Gensler (San Ramon, CA & Atlanta, GA) in the hospitality, retail, and workplace studios covering all phases of design and construction. From 2002-2005 Katherine worked on residential projects as a designer for McAlpine Tankersley Architecture, Inc. (Montgomery, Alabama) and Architect Gaines Blackwell (Auburn, Alabama).]]>
Currently, as an employee of Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum, inc (HOK) in their Atlanta, GA office, Herman collaborates with a number of different Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Urban Designers from around the world. The HOK Planning Group (HPG) is made up of very unique and talented indivuadlas that are devoted to an innovative, collaborative pratice focused on improving the quality of people's lives. As the planning arm of one of the largest architectural firms in the world HPG is well positioned to be involved in a number of very exciting projects. As the studio leader for the Atlanta Urban Design Group, Herman has had the opportunity to be involved in a number of different projects that would include but not be limited to the following: A 1,000 acre mixed-use development at the edge of downtown Houston, TX - a 500 acre New American Town just outside of Shangai, China - and the Re-Vision/Master Plan for the 488 acre Fort McPherson in Atlanta, GA.
In the past Howard has worked on award winning project throughout the United States and around the world that would include but not be limited to the following: the Proctor & Gamble Headquarters in Cinn., Ohio / Canary Wharf, London, England / The Ronald Reagan Center in Washington D.C. / the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington Cobb Freed & Partners. He was also very instrunmental in the discovery of the African Burial Ground of Lower Manhattan.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Souther California in 1981 and a Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University in 1984. firms with a number of different award winning fiirms that would include; Kohn Pedersen Fox / Skidmore Owings & Merrill / Pei. His work has been published in a number of different monographs and publications. He has been married for 18 years and he and his wife are the proud parents of 4 sons.]]>
From the fusion of User Experience and Physical Computing, he teaches Introduction to Smart Product Design and Interactive Product Design Studio.
Before joining Georgia Tech, Wang led the Human-Centered Research at Media Lab (Shenzhen), Hunan University, which is one of the first Chinese university-initiated incubators to accelerate design and technology startups with Shenzhen’s ICT eco-system. He was there from June 2013-November 2016. He also was a visiting scholar in Media & Arts Technology (MAT) at Queen Mary University of London from June 2014-June 2015.
Wang has also worked in the Nokia Research Center from 2008 to 2012, first as a Member of the Research Staff, Senior Designer, and then as User Experience Lead in Beijing and Shenzhen. While at Nokia, Wang participated in, and led, exploratory projects in emerging user research, new user interfaces, and product strategy in growth markets.
He has been granted more than 17 US/EU/CN patents in gesture interaction and mobile service, including some successful applications now in varied products. He also received a Nokia Annual Achievement award in 2010 for the successful technical transfer of Nokia music service based on ethnographic research in Kenya.
He is a member of IDSA and ACM SIGCHI. Wang received his Ph.D. in 2008
Ph.D. in Computer Aided Industrial Design, Hunan University, 2004-2008
M.A. in Ergonomics, Hunan University, 2001-2004
B.E. in Industrial Design, Hunan University, 1997-2001]]>
Visiting Scholar and Program Coordinator, School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 2014-2015
User Experience Leader, Nokia Research Center, Shenzhen 2010-2012
Senior Designer, User Experience, Nokia Research Center, Beijing 2009-2010
Member of Research Staff, Nokia Research Center, Beijing 2008-2009]]>
ID 3501 - Interactive ID Studio 1
ID 3502 - Interactive ID Studio 2
ID 6201 - MID Graduate Studio]]>
MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
BSCE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Digital Building Laboratory (DBL)
Anna Joo Kim is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research examines the blurred boundaries between informal and formal jobs for low wage immigrant workers, and how these semi-formal employment arrangements translate into strategies for local economic growth in ethnic neighborhoods. Dr. Kim teaches community and workforce development, planning for immigrant communities, and other courses on social, economic, and environmental justice. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, she held the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. Recently Dr. Kim has been awarded the highly competitive GT-FIRE (Transformative Research and Education Award) for her study of workforce development in Atlanta's westside neighborhoods. For her graduate studio on multi-ethnic immigrant communities and immigration policy in Georgia she has also been nominated for the "Faces of Inclusive Excellence" honor at Georgia Tech. Her research and community collaborations have received grant awards from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Studies Association, Center for Urban Innovation, UC Center for New Racial Studies, UC-CHIS, and the UCLA Labor Center.
2011 - Ph.D. (Urban Planning), University of California, Los Angeles
2006 - M.A. (Ethnic Studies), University of California, San Diego
2004 - B.A. (Women's Studies and History), Claremont McKenna College
Download the report: Professor Anna Kim's studio research on demographic change and immigration to the Atlanta metro area, "Planning for Immigrant Communities in Norcross". Conducted in partnership with the City of Norcross, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District, the Latin American Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Welcoming America.
Download the report: Professor Anna Kim and Professor Chris Burke's studio research on "University-Community Partnerships for Workforce Development", a closer look at discrimination, segregation, and African American unemployment in Atlanta's Historic Westside neighborhoods. Conducted in partnership with the Georgia Tech Westside Communities Alliance, Georgia STAND-UP, and the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.
She holds a bachelor degree in architectural engineering from Tehran University of Arts; has attended Architectural Association of London (AA) summer school programs; is certified in further education and training in ‘Membrane Structures’ by IMS (Institute for Membrane and Shell Structure, Anhalt University of Applied Science, Germany); and also is certified in advance course and intensive training in ‘Spatial Structures and Systems’ by Surrey University, UK]]>
Tristan founded Formations Studio in 2004 as a vehicle for sustained research and creative practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Tristan received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2009 as a visiting scholar at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso, Chile. His work has been exhibited in venues including The Centre Pompidou in Paris, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The Boston Center for the Arts, The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Solomon Projects Gallery, The Museum of Design Atlanta, and The AIA’s Center for Architecture in New York.]]>
Auburn University, School of Architecture — Bachelor of Architecture, June 1989
Georgia Institute of Technology — Master of Architecture, June 1990
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design — Master of Design Studies with Distinction, June 1996
Director of Graduate Studies, School of Architecture, Georgia Tech, Present
Creative Director, Gamble + Gamble Architects, Present
Associate Professor, Georgia Tech, Present
Director, Modern Architecture and Modern Cities, Georgia Tech, Present
Founder, Gamble + Gamble, 1993 – Present
Design, Houses/Housing, Urban Design, Construction Technology and Fabrication, Energy
Michael is a registered architect, director of graduate studies at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture, and creative director at Gamble + Gamble Architects in Atlanta. His design-driven research operates at a variety of scales, from house to city, with emphases on innovation, alternative energy, and building technology pursued within the context of a larger concern for the creation of healthy, well-conceived environments. He has received numerous awards for excellence in design and scholarship. www.gg-architects.com
In addition to his awarding winning work at Gamble + Gamble, Michael’s research has received grants from the The Alcoa Foundation, The Kendeda Foundation, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, the National Endowments of the Arts, and received First Prize for Research in an international competition sponsored by the Environmental Design and Research Association. Gamble has published essays on the design of the public realm in Harvard Design Magazine (with W. Jude Leblanc) and the Book Writing Urbanism, published by Routledge. In 2014, his work on housing and energy was exhibited in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta with several forthcoming journal articles planned for 2016. www.zedhstudio.com
Awards and Publications
Steven P. French is dean of the College of Design and professor of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined Georgia Tech in 1992 as the director of the City Planning program and served in that position until August 1999. He was the director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems from 1997 through 2011. He served as associate dean for research for the College of Architecture (now the College of Design) from July 2009 through June 2013.
French’s teaching and research activities focus on sustainable urban development, land use planning, GIS applications and natural hazard risk assessment. In addition to his administrative assignments, Professor French has regularly taught graduate courses in land use, planning, and GIS. He has graduated six Ph.D. students and advised more than 50 Masters students in City and Regional Planning. He has also served on numerous dissertation committees in Architecture, Civil Engineering and Public Policy.
Over the past twenty-five years, French has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than seventy research projects. He has participated in a number of National Science Foundation projects dealing with flood and earthquake hazards and was the Social Science Thrust Leader for the Mid-America Earthquake Center, a NSF Engineering Research Center. He has extensive experience in building and managing multidisciplinary teams of social scientists, architects, engineers and scientists. French is the author or co-author of more than 25 refereed journal articles and four books. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and Earthquake Spectra.
French has served on numerous Institute committees at Georgia Tech, including the conflict of interest committee, the strategic technology investment committee and the strategic plan implementation committee, where he was the liaison for the Burdell Interdisciplinary Design Center initiative. He has also chaired the College of Architecture Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and served on the Institute RP&T committee.
French holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Georgia Tech, he taught for ten years at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In 1987-88, he served as the visiting professor of resources planning in the Civil Engineering Department at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.
1980 - Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
1973 - Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado - Denver
1971 - B.A. with Honors (Economics), University of Virginia
In terms of my own research agenda I intend to focus on the development of urban models that can be used to understand and implement more sustainable urban development. This work will draw on my earlier work on land use modeling, impact assessment, GIS and natural hazards.
B. Arch, M. Arch, University of California, Berkeley
The development of strong parametric modeling systems for design and fabrication in the construction industry are revolutionizing the methods, tools and practices throughout architecture and construction.
Papers and Conferences
Developing interoperability between various applications with emphasis on various building models, including IFC and CIS/2; developing "next generation" integration and data exchange technology; integration process coordination with data exchange.
Papers and Conferences:
Future architects and engineers will rely on product model repositories as their project database. There is much work to be done to make such repositories easy to use, intuitive and effective. This includes graphical interface development, query methods and transaction schemes, as examples.
Papers and Conferences
With a new generation of architectural and building industry design tools, especially based on parametric design and rule-based design, there is a need for critical assessment, improved specification, and the development of advanced prototypes.
Papers and Conferences
Cognitive models of design that support tool and interface development; studies and technological support for design collaboration.
Papers and Conferences
The benefits of product model repositories are that they support new more integrated design processes, integrating design with analysis, fabrication, erection and other downstream influences; processes also are the basis for supporting the definition of product data models.
Building Model Repositories, new processes, all allow and involve new approaches to the management of deisgn; I am interrsted in such issues as change management, review procedures, and design coordination.
Papers and Conferences
Dr. Conte was the 2015 President of the IEEE Computer Society, and also a fellow of the IEEE. Since 2011, he has co-led the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative.]]>
Alan has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and Bachelors in Accounting from Binghamton University. He is also Certified Public Accountant.
He has taught Leadership and Organizational Behavior courses, and he has professional interests in information technology in higher education.]]>
Antón's research focuses on methods and tools to support the specification of complete, correct behavior of software systems used in environments that pose risks of loss as a consequence of failures and misuse. This includes Web-based and healthcare systems in which the security of personal and private information is particularly vulnerable. Current extensions to this work, include the analysis of security and privacy policies, regulations and compliance practices.
Antón is the founder and director of ThePrivacyPlace.org, a research group of students and faculty at NCSU, and Purdue University. She is leading this group in the development of technology to assist practitioners and policy makers in meeting the challenge of eliciting and expressing policies and regulations (a form of requirements). These tools help ensure that software systems are aligned with the privacy polices and regulations that govern these systems.
Her professional activities include a notable combination of multi-disciplinary research and education. She is co-founder of the Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security (SREIS) and the Annual Requirements Engineering and the Law Workshop (RELAW). In 2002 she coordinated NC State's successful application for a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, involving the participation of faculty in three Colleges. She is a former associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, former cognitive issues subject area editor for the Requirements Engineering Journal, and currently a member of the International Board of Referees for Computers & Security.
Ms. Epsten is internationally recognized as a pioneer in sustainable architecture and as a presenterat international conferences, including in Norway, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. She obtained a Master in Architecture degree from Georgia Tech and an undergraduate degree in architecture from Karlsruhe University, Germany.
Dagmar became an early spokesperson for sustainable architecture in Georgia, founding the American Institute of Architects (AIA) both Atlanta and Georgia “Committees on the Environment” as well as the AIA Georgia Sustainable Design Awards program. She also was a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greater Atlanta Chapter (now the Georgia chapter and Atlanta branch) and became the first LEED Fellow in Georgia in the inaugural class of LEED Fellows in 2011.
In 2014 she endowed the Epsten Environmental Vision Prize at Georgia Tech’s College of Design, intended to be given each year for perpetuity to three architecture students.
c2architecturestudio’s creative efforts have been recognized by noteworthy awards, including a 2013 AIA/DC Unbuilt Award of Merit (infoCUBE: Light Monitors); 2008 Society of American Registered Architects Design Award (Dentalium); and a 2001 AIA National Honor Award (Huntington Woods Community Center). Most recently, Julie was included in the 49th Anniversary edition (November 2015) of SPACE in the feature The Creative Geography of Korean Architects in the World. c2architecturestudio has been included as one of 12 architectural firms included in Architect (Korean Architects Association) "Young Korean Architects in the Global Context," and was also included in Architectural Record's Emerging Architect series (June 2010). Julie’s original work has been exhibited at the Kibel Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, District Architecture Center (DC), Detroit Public Library, FLAK Gallery, and the Detroit Artists’ Market. She is currently working on a book (Routledge, September 2016 publication date) that offers a lens to view applied urban and architectural design principles on cities and sites in transition, revealing their potential through new urban landscapes, architectural provocations and the inherently optimistic acts of making and building.
As an educator and practitioner, Julie is committed to broadening the platform and audience of architecture by building bridges and fostering connections between the academic and professional studios. Her previous academic appointments include Associate Professor, Director of the Summer Institute, and Director of the Comprehensive Building Design Studio at The Catholic University of America; Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy; Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland; Visiting Professor for the Paris International Studio at Lawrence Technological University; and Visiting Professor at Boston Architectural College.
She earned her BA from Wellesley College and her M.Arch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology]]>
Ellen Dunham-Jones is Coordinator of the MS in Urban Design. She teaches “Theories of Urban Design,” “Retrofitting Suburbia” and urban design studios.
A leading authority on suburban redevelopment, she and June Williamson wrote Retrofitting Suburbia; Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs (Wiley & Sons, 2009, update in 2011, mandarin edition in 2013). The book documents successful retrofits of vacant big box stores, dead malls, aging office parks, etc., into more sustainable places. The book received the PROSE award from the American Association of Publishers as best architecture/urban planning book of 2009, was featured in Time Magazine’s March 23, 2009 cover story, “10 ideas changing the world right now” and is the subject of her 2010 TED talk and 2012 TED-NPR Radio Hour interview. She appeared in the 2011 documentary Urbanized, the 2012 PBS series “Designing Healthy Communities” and was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition. She continues to build her database of suburban retrofits, lecture widely, and publish successful strategies for meeting 21st century challenges.
Ellen’s published over 60 additional papers linking contemporary architectural theory and practice. Most recently, “Irrational Exuberance: Rem Koolhaas in the Nineties” in the 2013 book Architecture and Capitalism was named one of the ten most popular essays of 2013 by The Design Observer Group.
She has served in several national leadership roles including Board Chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism, AIA Design and Health Leadership Group, the Hanley Wood Sustainability Council, and the advisory boards of the Journal of Urbanism, Places, (in)Forma, the Livability Index, and is chair of the board of Commons Planning.
She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Princeton University and taught at UVA and MIT before joining Georgia Tech’s faculty to serve as Director of the Architecture Program from 2001-2009.
1980 – A.B. in architecture and planning, summa cum laude, Princeton University
1983 – M.Arch, Princeton University
Parts of Books:
Team leader for “LWARPS-we can reduce sprawl”, winner of the Infiniti Award for Extraordinary Design and 2nd Place in the 2008 History Channel’s City of the Future design competition for visions of Atlanta in 2108. This proposal has since been exhibited numerous times:
Current PhD Committee member:
His current research focuses on the representation of fabrication logics and processes within BIM environments. His current projects, funded by the Department of Energy, include the design of innovative PV systems and the design of modular components for nuclear reactors. Dr. Gentry is also the project lead for the Building Information Modeling for Masonry or BIM-M Initiative at Georgia Tech. The BIM-M initiative is developing masonry product and BIM modeling schemas, and workflows to implement BIM tools in masonry design, construction and supply chains.
His current work in the materials area focuses on the development of high-modulus FRP reinforcements for use in strengthening juvenile pine laminated timbers. His work in the structural systems area is focused on concrete masonry, jointly with Tristan Al-Haddad and Andres Cavieres. He recently completed project (with Charlene Bayer of the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Michael Gamble) examining the future of Life Cycle Assessment in architectural practice.
Dr. Gentry is the former Associate Director of Research in the Advanced Wood Products Laboratory and is currently a faculty leader in the College of Architecture’s Digital Fabrication Laboratory.
Thanos Economou, PhD
Professor of Architecture
Director of PhD Program
Director of Shape Computation Lab
School of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology
As Principal Investigator (PI)
Books, Book Chapters, and Edited Volumes
Conference Proceedings Articles
Other Refereed Material
Graduated Doctoral Students
Current Doctoral Students
PhD Committee Member
PhD External Reader
Jihan holds a Masters of Architecture and BS in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research and creative explorations examine the inter-relationships of identity, place and narrative. She previously worked with Lord Aeck Sargent’s Historic Preservation studio where she contributed to award winning projects such as the restoration of Hardman Farms in Helen, GA and the rehabilitation of the Hinman Building at Georgia Tech. She has taught design studios and workshops for more than 6 years, spanning topics exploring fundamental design principles, parametric form generation, materiality, urban form, community and place making. Additionally, she served as the curriculum coordinator of the Common First Year (CFY) in the College of Architecture for 2 years, supporting a curriculum redesign facilitating inter-disciplinary learning and a design-build project.Jihan Sherman Design Director, Co-Founder REDBANANA INC. http://www.redbananainc.com/ ]]>
Keith has been a design educator since 2004, having held simultaneous appointments at University of Pennsylvania PennDesign (2004 - 2013) and Columbia University GSAPP (2005 - 2014), and is currently on the Faculty at University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture and Design (2014 - present). Driven to explore unique spatial potentials embedded within complex urban conditions throughout his research, Keith’s experimental studios have operated within cities including New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Prague, Philadelphia and, most notably, Rio de Janeiro (2009 - 2014).
Keith joined the Faculty at Georgia Tech in 2016, where he teaches Design + Research studios plus digital production / fabrication workshop-based seminars.]]>
Bruce Stiftel's research concerns collaborative governance of environmental/water policy, global movement of planning ideas, and international responses to urbanization. His most recent books are Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict (co-edited with John T. Scholz; Resources for the Future Press), and Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, volume 2 (co-edited with Vanessa Watson and Henri Ascelrad; Routledge), and he served as consultant to UN-Habitat in production of the World Cities Report 2016. He regularly teaches courses in planning theory, environmental analysis, and citizen participation. A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stiftel is former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, co-editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, founding chairperson of the Global Planning Education Association Network, and member of the Planning Accreditation Board. He is a member of the editorial boards of Planning Theory, International Planning Studies, Journal of the American Planning Association, and Town Planning Review. and represents the Global Planning Education Association Network to UN-Habitat's University Network Initiative.
1986 - Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1981 - M.R.P. (Environmental Planning), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1975 - B.S. (Biology and Environmental Studies), State University of New York at Stony Brook
Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners
Stiftel, B., & Mukhopadhyay, C. (2007). Thoughts on Anglo-American Hegemony in Planning Scholarship: Do we read each other’s work? Town Planning Review, 78(5), 545-572. doi:10.3828/tpr.78.5.2
Master’s Applied Research Papers Supervised (recent)
Alberto is an Assistant Professor in the School of City & Regional Planning. He is a scholar of global development whose work focuses on the political economy of industrial transformation in Latin America. He pays particular attention to the consequences of these changes for workers. Alberto obtained his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and holds a master’s degree in City Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He is jointly appointed as Assistant Professor in the Sam nunn School of International Afairs.]]>
Self-discovery in the Dark: the demand side of industrial policy in Latin America
Refereed Journal Article – 2016
A Vocation for Industrial Transformation: Ideology, Organizational Isomorphism and Upgrading in Guatemala's Sugar Industry
Refereed Journal Article – 2014
Dr. Kalidindi's research interests are broadly centered on designing material internal structure (including composition) for optimal performance in any selected application and identifying hybrid processing routes for its manufacture. To this end, he has employed a harmonious blend of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches in his research.
1983 - Ph.D. (Architecture), University College, University of London
1977 - M.Sc. (Architecture), University College, University of London
1976 - B.Sc. (Architecture), University College, University of London
35) Peponis J, Feng C, Green D, Haynie D, Kim S H, Sheng Q, Vialard A, Haofeng W, 2015, "Syntax and parametric analysis of superblock patterns" Journal of Space Syntax 6 109-141 http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/journal/index.php/joss/article/view/254
34) Lim L, Yang T, Vialard A, Feng C, Peponis J, 2015, "Urban morphology and syntactic structure: a discussion of the relationship of block size to street integration in some settlements in the Provence" Journal of Space Syntax 6 142-169 http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/journal/index.php/joss/article/view/255
33) Sakellaridi S, Christova P, Christopoulos V, Leuthold A C, Peponis J, Georgopoulos A P, 2015, "Neural mechanisms underlying the exploration of small city maps using magnetoencephalography" Experimental Brain Research 233 3187-3200 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00221-015-4387-5
32) Peponis J, Bafna S, Dahabreh S M, Dogan F, 2015, "Configurational meaning and conceptual shifts in design" Journal of Architecture 20 215-243 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13602365.2015.1025814#.VSU5B00e7l0
31) Sakellaridi S, Christova P, Christopoulos V, Vialard A, Peponis J, Georgopoulos A, 2015, "Cognitive mechanisms underlying instructed choice exploration of small city maps" Frontiers in Neuroscience 9 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnins.2015.00060/abstract
30) Scoppa M, Peponis J, 2015, "Distributed attraction: the effects of street network connectivity upon the distribution of retail frontage in the City of Buenos Aires" Environment and Planning B: Planning & Design 42 354-378 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b130051p
29) Lu Y, Peponis J, 2014, "Exhibition visitors are sensitive to patterns of display co-visibility"Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 41 53-68 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b39058
28) Peponis J, 2012, "Building layouts as cognitive data: purview and purview interface" Cognitive Critique 6 11-51 http://www.cogcrit.umn.edu/docs/Peponis_v6.pdf
27) Christova P, Scoppa M, Peponis J, Georgopoulos A, 2012, "Exploring small city maps" Experimental Brain Research 223 207-217( http://www.springerlink.com/content/hg0h497173122502/
26) Ozbil A, Peponis J, Stone B, 2011, “Understanding the link between street connectivity, land use and pedestrian flows” Urban Design International 16 125-141 http://www.palgrave-journals.com/udi/journal/v16/n2/abs/udi20112a.html
25) Zamani P, Peponis J, 2010, “Co-visibility and pedagogy: innovation and challenge at the High Museum of Art” Journal of Architecture 15 6 853-879 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a930313418~frm=abslink?words=peponis
24) Peponis J, Bellal T, 2010, “Fallingwater: the interplay between space and shape” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 37 982-1001 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b36052
23) Carpenter A, Peponis J, 2010, “Poverty and connectivity: crossing the tracks” Journal of Space Syntax 1 108-120 http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/joss/article/viewFile/23/pdf_10
22) Wineman J, Peponis J, 2010, “Constructing spatial meaning. Spatial affordances in museum design” Environment and Behavior 42 1 86-109 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/42/1/86.abstract
21) Peponis J, Bafna S, Yang Z, 2008, “The connectivity of streets: reach and directional distance” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 35 881-901 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b33088
20) Shpuza E, Peponis J, 2008, “The effect of floorplate shape upon office layout integration” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 35 318-336 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b32139
19) Peponis J, Bafna S, Bajaj R, Bromberg J, Congdon C, Rashid M, Warmels S, Zhang Y, Zimring C, 2007, “Designing space to support knowledge work” Environment and Behavior 39 6, 815-840 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/39/6/815.abstract
18) Peponis J, 2005, “Formulation”, The Journal of Architecture, 10, 2, 119-133 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a714023810~frm=abslink?words=peponis
17) Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, Wineman J, Dalton N, 2004, “Measuring the effects of layout upon visitors' spatial behaviors in open plan exhibition settings” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 31, 253-273 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b3041
16) Peponis J, Knoespel K, Abrioux Y, Kanekar A, Lycourioti I, Touloumis A, Michalopoulou K, Spanou I, Gavrilou E, 2002, “La Construction Spatial du Sens en Architecture: Un Projet Transdisciplinaire” Théorie Littérature Enseignement, 20, 139-156
15) Peponis J, Lycourioti I, Mari I, 2002, « Spatial models, design reasons and the construction of spatial meaning”, Philosophica 70, 59-90 http://logica.ugent.be/philosophica/fulltexts/70-4.pdf
14) Peponis J, Wineman J, Rashid M, Bafna S, Kim S H, 1998, "Describing plan configuration according to the covisibility of surfaces" Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 25 693-708 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b250693
13) Peponis J, Wineman J, Bafna S, Rashid M, Kim S H, 1998, “On the generation of linear representations of spatial configuration” Environment and Planning B 25 559-576. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b250559
12) Peponis J, Ross C, Rashid M, 1997, "The structure of urban space, movement and co-presence: The case of Atlanta," Geoforum 28 (3-4) 341-358
11) Peponis J, Wineman J, Rashid M, Kim S H, Bafna S, 1997, “On the description of shape andspatial configuration inside buildings: convex partitions and their local properties”, Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design, 24, 761-781. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b240761
10) Peponis J, Ross C, Rashid M, Kim S H, Varela G, Sentosa L, 1996, Regularity and change in urban space: A syntactic analysis of movement and co-presence in Atlanta, Ekistics v.63, n.376/377/378, 4-16
9) Peatross F D, Peponis J, 1995, “Space, Education and Socialization” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. 12:4 Winter, pp. 366-385.
8) Peponis J, 1993, “The architectural configuration of lyric form at La Tourette”, Ekistics , n. 362-363, pp.237-252.
7) Peponis J, 1993, “Evaluation and formulation in design: The Implications of Morphological Theories of Function”. Nordisk Architekturforsking 1993: vol.6, n.2 , 53-62 (Nordic Journal of Architectural Research-paper published in English).
6) Peponis J, Zimring C, Choi Y K, 1990, “Finding the Building in Wayfinding”, Environment and Behavior , v.22, n.5, 555-590 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/22/5/555.abstract
5) Peponis J, 1989, “Space, culture and urban design in late modernism and after”. Ekistics, n.334-335, 93-108.
4) Peponis J, Hadjinikolaou E, Livieratos C, Fatouros D A, 1989, “The Spatial core of urban culture”, Ekistics, n.334-335, 43-55
3) Hillier B, Hanson J, Peponis J, 1987, “The syntactic analysis of settlements”, Arch.& Comport./Arch. & Behav., vol.3, n.3, Lausane, pp.217-231 http://lasur.epfl.ch/revue/A&C%20Vol%203%20No.3/HILLIER_HANSON_PEPONIS.pdf
2) Hillier B, Burdett R, Peponis J, Penn A, 1987, “Creating life: Or does architecture determine anything?” Arch.& Comport./Arch. & Behav., vol3, n.3, Lausane, pp.233-250 http://lasur.epfl.ch/revue/A&C%20Vol%203%20No.3/HILLIER_%20BURDETT_PEPONISandPENN.pdf
1) Peponis J, 1985, “The spatial culture of factories”, Human Relations, v.38, April, New York, London, 357-390 http://hum.sagepub.com/search/results?fulltext=Peponis&submit=yes&journal_set=sphum&src=selected&andorexactfulltext=and&x=18&y=12
2) Peponis J, 1997, Descriptions of Space. The architectural formation of meaning. (Athens: Alexandria Editions) 222 pages, 47 illustrations and 38 drawings (b&w) (in Greek). http://www.alexandria-publ.gr/new/book.php?id=167
1) Hellenic Institute of Architecture (Peponis J, ed.), 1997, Contemporary Industrial Buildings in Greece, (Hellenic Institute of Architecture: Athens 1997). All texts in Greek and English, pp160, 90 photos, 67 drawings. http://www.heliarch.gr/node/173
7) Peponis J, Park J, Feng C, 2016, "The city as an interface of scales: Gangnam Urbanism", in The FAR game. Constraints sparking creativity. Eds S H Kim, E Cinn, K Ahn, S Kim, I Chung, D E Jeong, R Enos (SPACE Books, Seoul) pp 102-111
6) Peponis J, 2016, "The space syntax of intelligible communities", in Community wayfinding: pathways to understanding Eds R H Hunter, L A Anderson, B L Belza (Springer Nature, Switzerland) pp 35-60
5) Πεπονής Γ, 2016, "Πώς λειτουργεί ο χώρος του μουσείου σήμερα; " in Θέσεις της μνήμης Eds Π Φωκαΐδης, Α Χρονάκη (Νήσος, Αθήνα) pp 227-239 (Peponis J, 2016, “How does museum space function? In Places of memory Eds P Fokaides, A Chronaki (Nisos, Athens)
4) Peponis J, 2008, “Plotting the human voice” in Karandinou A, Achtypi A, Giamarelos S (eds) Athens by Sound, Greek Participation, 11th International Architectural Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia (Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture)
3) Peponis J, Bafna S, Dogan F, Dahabreh S M, 2006, “Presentational symbolic systems and architectural thinking” in Trova V, Manolides C, Papaconstantinou G (eds) Representation as a Vehicle for Architectural Thinking (Athens: School of Architecture of the University of Thessaly and Futura Editions), 40-53 (in Greek)
2) Peponis J, Wineman J, 2002, “The Spatial Structure of Environment and Behavior” in Bechtel R, Churchman A (eds) Handbook of Environmental Psychology (New York: John Wiley and Sons) 271-291
1) Peponis J, Karli M, 2001, “Air Terminal, Macedonia Airport”, in Papadopoulos L (ed), Transformations of Urban Landscape: Projects Associated with Thessaloniki, Cultural Capital of Europe, 1997 (Athens: Livanis Publishers), 84-89 (in Greek)
5) Kokkinou-Kourkoulas, 2014, Office Building in Peania, Attika, in Domes, International Review of Architecture, 6, 42-55 (Architects: Kokkinou – Kourkoulas; Consultant Architect: John Peponis – for full credits see publication).
4) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas for the Eurobank office building in Tavros, Athens, Greece. Published in Architecture in Greece, 47, pp 108-111
3) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas for “Shop and Trade”, a mixed used office development in Athens, Greece. Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival of 2010 and included in the World Building Directory (http://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/project.cfm?id=2588 )
Published on the web-page of Architectural Record under the June 2011 Builting Types Study on Offices: http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/Building_types_study/Office_Buildings/2011/Shop-and-Trade.asp
Published in Space Magazine 524 July 2011, 48-53 (Seoul, South Korea) http://www.vmspace.com/eng/
Published in Architecture in Greece, 47, 2013, pp 103-107
2) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas, Benaki Museum at Pireos Street, Casabella 741, February 2006, pp 44-51
1) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas Kourkoulas for multiple works published in the theme issue Architecture in Greece, 38, 62-117: Benaki Museum, Contemporary Cultural Center, 2001-04; Office Building Complex in Maroussi – Athens, 1993-1997; Buildings at the Campus of Komotini University, Competition Second Prize, 1998; National Bank of Greece Office Building, Competition Honourable Mention, 1998; Great Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Competition, 2002.
5) Peponis J, Feng, Chen, 2016, “The open city and the space syntax of good urban life” New Architecture 164 1 42-51(China, in Chinese)
4) Peponis J, 2011, “Urban Structure and Daily Life in Architectural Form” Space Magazine 524 July 2011, 48-53 (Seoul, South Korea) p.53
3) Peponis J, 2011, “When are ideas powerful and how?” – Comment, as jury member, on the AthensX4 competition. Athens X 4: Architectural proposals for the city. An ideas Competition.(Athens: Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change - Organization for the Unification of Archaeological Sites and Urban Renewal) (Text in Greek)
2) Peponis J, 2006, “The city as search engine”, Elelef special issue For the Right to the City, 37-44 (in Greek), 45-50 (in English)
1) Peponis J, 2004, “Spatial Intentions” Architecture in Greece, 38, 66-67 (a short paper printed as a commentary on the architecture of Kokkinou-Kourkoulas, the subject of this theme issue)(in Greek).
4) Peponis J, 2015, "Building types and built forms" Journal of Urban Design 20 703-706
3)Peponis J, 2008, “The starting line of architectural conscience” A critique of Panayiotis Tournikiotis, Architecture in the Contemporary Era, in Architecture in Greece 42, 25-26 (In Greek)
2) Peponis J, 2005, “The house from the point of view of dwelling. A critique of Vrychea A, 2003, “Dwellling and housing” (Athens: Greek Letters), in Architecture in Greece, 39, 47-48 (In Greek)
1) Peponis J, 2001, “Panayiotis Tournikiotis, The Historiography of Modern Architecture”, The Journal of Architecture, 6, 97-103
Peponis J, “Architecture in Transition”, The Constantinos A. Doxiadis web page:http://www.doxiadis.org/files/pdf/Architecture%20in%20Transition.pdf
Peponis J, “Ekistics, an Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements”, The Constantinos A. Doxiadis web page: http://www.doxiadis.org/files/pdf/ekistics_book.pdf
26) Peponis J, 2013, “Investigative modeling and spatial analysis. A commentary on directions” in Koch D, Carranza P M (eds) Architectural Morphology: Investigative Modeling and Spatial Analysis Research Workshop, KTH: http://archmorphstockholm.se/John%20Peponis%20-%20Investigative%20Modeling%20an%20Spatial%20Analysis.pdf
25) Ozbil A, Peponis J, 2012, “The effects of urban form on walking to transit” in Greene M, Reyes J, Castro A (eds) Proceedings, Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (Santiago, Chile: PUC) 8030:1-8030:15 http://www.sss8.cl/media/upload/paginas/seccion/8030_1.pdf
24) Bafna S, Losonczi A, Peponis J, 2012, “Perceptual tuning of a simple box” in Greene M, Reyes J, Castro A (eds) Proceedings, Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (Santiago, Chile: PUC) 8024:1-8024-28 http://www.sss8.cl/media/upload/paginas/seccion/8024_2.pdf
23) Peponis J, Vialard A, Scoppa M, 2009, “Plan: planning, constitution, change. Measures, networks, and principles” in Constantinos Doxiadis and his work, v.2 (Athens: Technical Chamber of Greece) 183-197
22) Carpenter A, Peponis J, 2009, “Poverty and connectivity; crossing the tracks” in in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 12.1-12.11 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/08%20Spatial%20Configuration%20and%20Social%20Structures/012_Carpenter_Peponis.pdf
21) Haynie D, Peponis J, 2009, “Atlanta: a morphological history” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 87.1-87.13 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/05%20Spatial%20Morphology%20and%20Urban%20Growth/087_Haynie_Peponis.pdf
20) Jiang P, Peponis J, 2009, “Tower Place Drice: A Private Road” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 47.1-47.11 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/06%20Urban%20Territoriality%20and%20Private%20and%20Public%20Space/047_Jiang_Peponis.pdf
19) Lu Y, Peponis J, Zimring C, 2009 “targeted visibility analysis in buildings” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 68.1-68.10 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/04%20Building%20Morphology%20and%20Emergent%20Performativity/068_Lu_Peponis_Zimring.pdf
18) Ozbil A, Peponis J, Bafna S, 2009, “The effects of street configuration on transit ridership” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 84.1-84.8 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/05%20Spatial%20Morphology%20and%20Urban%20Growth/084_Ozbil_Peponis_Bafna.pdf
17) Scoppa M, French S, Peponis J, 2009, “The effects of street connectivity upon the distribution of local vehicular traffic in Metropolitan Atlanta” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 98.1-98.9
16) Wineman J, Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, 2007, “Exploring, Engaging, Understanding in Museums”, in Hölscher C, Conroy Dalton R, Turner A (eds) Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition, Proceedings of the Workshop held in Bremen, 24th September 2006, (Bremen: SFB/TR Monographs) http://www.sfbtr8.uni-bremen.de/papers/Space_alles.pdf
15) Peponis J, Allen D, Haynie D, Scoppa M, Zhang Z, 2007, “Measuring the configuration of street networks: the spatial profile of 118 urban areas in the 12 most populated metropolitan regions in the US”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 2-1 – 2-14 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/002%20-%20Peponis%20Allen%20Haynie%20Scoppa%20Zhang.pdf
14) Peponis J, Allen D, French S, Scoppa M, Brown JU, 2007, “Street connectivity and urban density: spatial measures and their correlation”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 4 -1 – 4-12 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/004%20-%20Peponis%20Allen%20French%20Scoppa%20Brown.pdf
13) Özbil A, Peponis J, 2007, “Modeling Street Connectivity and Pedestrian Movement According to Standard GIS Street Network Representations” in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 18-1 – 18-9 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/018%20-%20Ozbil%20Peponis.pdf
12) Zamani P, Peponis J, 2007, “Radical Discontinuity or Variations on a Theme? The Recent History of the High Museum of Art”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 71-1 – 71-13 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/071%20-%20Zamani%20Peponis.pdf
11) Jiang P, Peponis J, 2005, "Historic and emergent urban centers in the Metropolitan Atlanta Region: spatial dynamics and morphogenesis", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol I, 283-294 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/Long%20papers%20I/pengjiangpeponis.pdf
10) Peponis J, Bellal T, 2005, "In Fallingwater: spatial structure at the scale of quasi-synchronic perception", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol I, 65-81 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/Long%20papers%20I/peponis.pdf
9) Shpuza E, Peponis J, 2005, "Floorplate shapes and office layouts", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol II, 89-102 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/longpapers2/ermalshpuzapeponis.pdf
8) Stavroulaki G, Peponis J, 2005, "Seen in a different light: Icons in Byzantine museums and churches", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol II, 251-263) http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/longpapers2/giannastavroulaki.pdf
7) Dalton N, Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, 2003, “To tame a TIGER one has to know its nature: Extending Weighted Angular Integration Analysis for the description of GIS road center-line data for large scale urban analysis”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 65.1-65.10 http://188.8.131.52:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/65Dalton-Peponispaper.pdf
6) He W, Peponis J, 2003, “Modalities of poetic syntax in the work of Hejduk”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 30.1-30.16
5) Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, Wineman J, Dalton N, 2003, “Path, theme and narrative in open plan exhibition settings”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 29.1-29.20 http://184.108.40.206:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/29_Peponis.pdf
4) Peponis J, Karadima C, Bafna S, 2003, “On the formulation of spatial meaning in architectural design”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 2.1-2.20 http://220.127.116.11:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/02Peponispaper.pdf
3) Spanou I, Peponis J, 2003, “Architectural atmosphere and the spatially situated body”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 60.1-60.14 http://18.104.22.168:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/60Spanou-Peponispaper.pdf
2) Stavroulaki G, Peponis J, 2003, “The spatial construction of seeing at Castelvecchio”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 66.1-66.14 http://22.214.171.124:81/symposia/SSS4/fullpapers/66Stavroulaki-Peponis.pdf
1) Peponis J, Wineman J and Bafna S (eds) 2001, Proceedings, 3rd International Symposium on Space Syntax, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning). This includes Peponis J, 2001, “Interacting Questions and Descriptions”, xiii-xxvi
3) Peponis, J. 2010, “Le Corbusier’s mind” Kathimerini, 11 December, Arts and Culture, p. 4, (Book review for Tournikiotis, Panayiotis, 2010, Le Corbusier’s Diagonal (Athens: Pendulum Editions) (in Greek) http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_2_11/12/2010_425451
2) Peponis J, 2010, “Museums as stage sets: how does architecture guide perception?” Kathimerini, 18 September, Arts and Culture p.4 (in Greek – Kathimerini is a major daily newspaper) (Book review for: Tzortzi K, 2010, The architecture of museum space” (Athens: Kaleidoscope Editions)) (in Greek) http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_2_18/09/2010_415373
1) Peponis J, 2001, “Relations of Symmetry – Dialogue with the projects and buildings of Swiss Architect Mario Botta” [book review for Irene Sakellaridou, 2001, Mario Botta: Architectural Poetics (London: Thames and Hudson)], Sunday Vima, 19 Aug 2001, (section on books). (in Greek) http://www.tovima.gr/default.asp?pid=2&ct=47&artid=136053&dt=19/08/2001]]>
20) Haynie, Dawn (2016): Assessing measures of street connectivity. A comparative study of the largest American cities (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Steve French, Professor Ellen Dunham Jones. External Examiner: Dr. Saif Haq, Texas Tech)
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta
19) Zook, Julie (2016): The flow of city life: an analysis of cinematography and urban form in New York and Los Angeles (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Nancey Green Leigh. External Examiners: Dr. Patrick Keating, Trinity University, TX and Dr. Daniel Koch, KHT)
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
18) Alice Vialard (2013): A Typology of Block faces (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Professor of the Practice David Green. External examiners: Professor Philip Steadman, University College London; Dr. Emily Talen, Arizona State University)
Present position: Senior Lecturer, University of Northumbria
17) Martin Scoppa (2012): Towards a Theory of Distributed Attraction: The effect of street network configuration upon the distribution of retail in the City of Buenos Aires (Committee members: Dr. Steve French, Dr. Sonit Bafna. External Examiners: Dr. Anne Vernez Moudon, University of Washington, Seattle; Dr. Lars Marcus, KTH, Stockholm)
Present position: Post-doctoral fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design and MIT
16) Yi Lu (2011): Directed Visibility Analysis: Three case studies on the relationship between building layout, perception and behavior (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Craig Zimring; External Examiners: Dr. Sophia Psarra, University College London; Professor Michael Benedikt, University of Texas, Austin)
Present position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong.
15) Ayse Ozbil (2010): Walking to the station: the effects of urban form on walkability and transit ridership (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Michael Meyer, Dr. Catherine Ross; External Examiners: Dr. Susan Handy, U California Davis, Dr. Darçın Akin, Gebze Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü)
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department ofArchitecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey.
14) Peng Jiang (2009): Dense urbanism at the old edge: conflict and reconciliation of streets and buildings (Committee members: Doug Allen, Mike Dobbins, Dr. Sonit Bafna; External Examiner Dr. Jean Wineman, U. Michigan)
Present Position: Associate and Director of Planning H & S International LLC
13) Pegah Zamani (2008): Views across boundaries and groupings across categories: the morphology of display in the galleries of the High Museum of Art 1983-2003 (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Ellen Do; External Examiners: Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Dr. David Brenneman)
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
12) Saleem Mokbel Dahabreh (2006): The formulation of design: the case of the Islip Courthouse by Richard Meier (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Thanos Economou; Dr. Craig Zimring; External Examiners: Dr. Jean Wineman)
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
11) Ermal Shpuza (2005): Floorplate Shapes and Office Layouts: A model of the effect of floorplate on circulation integration (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna and Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton; External Examiners, Dr. Frank Duffy and Professor Philip Steadman)
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
10) Weiling He (2005): Flatness transformed and otherness embodied, a study of John Hejduk’s Diamond Museum and Wall House 2 across the media of painting, poetry, architectural drawing and architectural space. (Committee members: Dr. Kenneth Koespel, Dr. Sonit Bafna. External Examiners: Dr. David Shapiro and Dr. Sophia Psarra).
Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Texas A&M, College Station, TX, USA http://archone.tamu.edu/faculty/whe/
9) Sonit Bafna (2001): A Morphology of Intentions. An Interpretation of Mies van der Rohe’s Residential Designs. (Committee members: Dr. Ronald Lewcock; Professor Charles Eastman; Dr. Thanos Economou. External Examiners: Professor Michael Baxandall, Berkeley; Professor Philip Steadman, University College London)
Present position: Associate Professor, School of Architecture, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.arch.gatech.edu/people/sonit-bafna
8) Aarati Kanekar (2000): The Geometry of Love and the Topography of Fear. On translation and metamorphosis from poem to building. (Examiners: Dr. Richard Martin, Professor of Classics, Stanford University; Professor Thomas Schumacher, Architecture, University of Maryland. Advisory Committee Members: Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Language, Culture and Communication, Georgia tech; Dr. Ronald Lewcock, GIT)
Present position: Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA http://www.daap.uc.edu/people/profiles/kanekaa
7) Abdulgader Amir (1998): The Spatial Logic of Pedestrian Movement and Exploration in the Central Area of Jeddah: The Effect of Spatial Configuration on Shopping Behaviors. (Examiners: Dr. AlSayyad, University of California at Berkeley, Alan Penn, Senior Lecturer, University College London, Dr. Jean Wineman. Advisory committee: Dr. Ron Lewcock, Dr. Craig Zimring)
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/ARCH/aamir/
6) Mahbub Rashid (1998): On the Configurational Studies of Building Plans from the Viewpoint of a Situated Observer. (Examiners: Professor Bill Hillier, University of London; Professor Lionel March, UCLA. Advisory Committee: Dr. Ron Lewcock; Dr. Jean Wineman)
Present position: Professor, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA http://www.saud.ku.edu/architecture/people/faculty/mahbubrashid
5) Sung Hong Kim (1995): Visual and Spatial Metaphors of Shop Architecture. (Examiners: Professor Anthony Vidler, Director, Dpt History of Art, UCLA; Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Director, Language Culture and Communication, GIT. Advisory Committee: Dr. R. Lewcock, Dr. J. Wineman)
Present position: Professor, School Head, School of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, The University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea http://archurban.maru.net
4) Frieda Peatross (1994): The Spatial Dimensions of Control in Restricted Settings . (Examiners: Professor Bill Hillier, University College London, Mark Goldman, Director of Planning, Rosser International. Advisory Committee: Dr. Ronald Lewcock, (GIT), Dr. Craig Zimring, (GIT))
Present position: Senior Project Consultant, Gleeds, Atlanta, GA, USA
3) Uriel Abraham Levi (1993): The Spatial Logic of Animal Culture: Implications for Bioexhibit Design . (Examiners: Dr C. Zimring (GIT), Dr. E. Stevens (Zoo Atlanta). Advisory Committe: Dr. J. Wineman, (GIT), Dr. D. Forthman (Zoo Atlanta))
2) Yaldiz Yehya Eid (1992): Bi-polarity and Interface in the Spatial Organization of Cairo Apartments. (Examiners: Dr. C. Zimring (GIT), Dr. C. Hill (Chair, Anthropology, Georgia State University). Advisory Committee: Dr. J. Wineman (GIT), Dr. R. Lewcock, (GIT))
Present position: Assistant Professor, Zagazig University, Cairo, Egypt
1) Yoon Kyung Choi (1991): The Structure of Exploration and Encounter in Museum Layouts. (Examiners: Dr. M. Anderson (Director, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology), Ms Harvey (Manager of Exhibition, the High Museum of Art), Dr. J. Hanson (The Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London). Advisory Committee: Dr. J. Wineman (GIT), Dean W. Fash (GIT))
Present position: Professor, College of Engineering, Chung Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
18) Sang Woo Lee, 2016, Metropolitan housing market restructuring and implications for poverty deconcentration: the effects of foreclosures on the spatial distribution of housing choice voucher residences (Advisor Dr. Dan Immergluck)
17) Hoyoung Kim, 2015, Conceptual Expression and Depictive Opacity (Advisor: Sonit Bafna)
16) Ann Carpenter, 2013, Resilience in the Social and Physical Realms: Lessons from the Gulf Coast (Advisor: Dr. Michael Elliott)
15) Jin Kook Lee, 2010, Building Environment Rule and Analysis (BERA) Language (Advisor: Chuck Eastman)
14) Jae Min Lee, 2010, Automatic Checking of Circulation Requirements under Design Development Phases (Advisor: Chuck Eastman)
13) Arief Setiawan, 2009, Modernity in architecture in relation to context (Advisor: Dr Ron Lewcock)
12) mario Romero, 2009, Supporting Human Interpretation and Analysis of Activity Capture through Overhead Video (Advisor: Dr Gregory Aboud)
11) Deborah Anntoinette Middleton, 2009, Growth and Expansion in Post-War Design Strategies: C. A. Doxiadis and the First Strategic Plan for Riyardh, Saudi Arabia (1968-1972) (Advisor: Professor Richard Dagenhart)
10) Edward Din, 2008, Emergent Symmetries: A Group Theoretic Analysis of an exemplar of late modernism: the Smith house by Richard Meier (Advisor: Dr. Athanasios Economou)
9) Gayle Nicoll, 2006, Taking the stairs: Physical environmental features that explain why people use stairs in 3 to 4 story academic workplace buildings (Advisor: Dr. Craig Zimring)
8) Jane Wolford, 2004, Architectural Contextualism in the Twentieth Century, with Particular Reference to the Architects E. Fay Jones and John Carl Warnecke (Advisors: Ron Lewcock and Robert Craig)
7) Samiran Chanchani, 2002, Architecture/Institutions: The Central Public Library in America, 1887-1925 (Advisor: Professor Ron Lewcock)
6) Saif-ul-Haq, 2001, Complex Architectural Settings: an investigation of spatial and cognitive variables through wayfinding behavior (Advisor: Dr. Craig Zimring)
5) Margaret Gilchrist Serrato, 2001, Building Based Communication Research (Advisor: Dr. Jean Wineman)
4) Ameen Farooq, 1999: Social and Spatial Implications of Community Based residential Environments on Crime in Urban Settings. (Advisor Larry Keating).
3) Seung Koo Jo, 1996: The Balance Between Pedestrian and Vehicular Movement in Relation to Street Configuration. (Advisor Doug Allen).
2) Michel Lincourt, 1995: In Search of Elegance . (Advisor Jean Wineman).
1) Bettye Rose Connell, 1992: 'Elopement' Opportunities Among Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes: Architectural Considerations. (Advisor John Archea).
2) Maria Moira, 2011, “The indiscernible city of Herakleion: representations of the city in literature at a time of transition” (Committee members: Dr. Andreas Kourkoulas, NTUA; Dr. George Parmenidis, NTUA; Examiners: Dr. Zisis Kotionis, University of Thessaly at Volos; Dr. Nelly Marda, NTUA; Dr. Petros Martinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Dr. Stavros Stavridis, NTUA)
1) Ioanna Stavroulaki, 2008, “The spatial construction of museum meaning: the re-contextualization of “The Wisdom of God” from Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki, to the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki” (Committee members: Dr. Andreas Kourkoulas and Dr. Georgios Parmenidis; examiners: Dr. Alexandra Bounia, University of the Aegean, Paraskeui Babalou-Noukaki NTUA, Georgios Makris, NTUA, Dr. Iakovos Potamianos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
27) Barton, Kevin, 2015, Testing the spatial affordance hypothesis: Evidence from factor analysis, mathematical models and behavioral analysis (University of Waterloo, Ontario, CA. Advisor: Dr. Colin Ellard)
26) Hwang, Yongha, 2014, "Essays on analytic methods for the micro-geography of the workplace" (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Advisor: Dr Jean Wineman)
25) Homeira Shayesteh, 2013, "Typo-morphological Approach to Housing Transformation in Tehran" (University College London: Advisor: Professor Philip Steadman)
24) Papadias A, 2012, “Futuristic design, 1945-1990” (National Technical University of Athens: Advisor: Dr. George Parmenides)
23) Rodrigo Mora, 2009, “The cognitive roots of space syntax” (University College London: Advisor: Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton)
22) Costis Velonis, 2008, Habitation in Modern and Contemporary Sculpture (National Technical University of Athens: Advisor: Dr Panayiotis Tournikiotis)
21) Lucas Figueiredo, 2009, “Continuity Lines: Network analysis in urban morphology” (University College London. Advisor: Mike Batty)
20) Evagelia Tsilika, 2008, “The relationship of Surface-Depth and the way of the mask in the architecture of the 20th century: the case of Marcel Breuer” (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Dr. Panayiotis Tournikiotis)
19) Kali Tzortzi, 2007, The Interaction Between Building Layout and Display Layout in Museums, (University College London. Advisor: Bill Hillier)
18) I Primali D H Paranagamage, 2006, Changing Boundaries and Meanings of the Home: A case study of middle class houses in Sri Lanka (University College London. Advisor: Julienne Hanson)
17) Mir Azimzadeh, 2003: Evolving Urban Culture in Transforming Cities (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Advisors: Bjorn Klarqvist and Hans Bjur)
16) Anna-Johanna Klasande, 2003, Suburban Navigation: a study of hidden and visual features in urban design (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Advisor: Hans Bjur)
15) Constatntinos M Polyoudakis, 2003: The Phenomenological Basis of Architecture (National Technical University of Athens, Advisor Iosif Stefanou)
14) Hadjichristos Christakis Antonakis, 2002, The Roles of the Architect and Client in the Production of the Contemporary Cypriot House as a Social and Cultural Entity (University College London. Advisor: Dr. Julienne Hanson)
13) Constatinos Deligiannidis, 2001, Descriptions of Domestic Space in Greece 1950-70, According to Μiddle Class Models as Documented and Projected by Greek Cinema (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Professor Georges Parmenides).
12) Zoi Georgiadou, 2001, The Spatial Morphology of Buildings for Child Care: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Co-presence and Patterns of Control (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Professor Solon Xenopoulos)
11) Zafos Xagoraris, 2000, Techniques of Surprise and the Construction of Miracles in the Work of Heron of Alexandria (National Technical University of Athens, Advisor Dr. George Parmenidis)
10) Eman A Farah, 2000, House Form and Social Norma. A Spatial Analysis of DomesticArchitecture in Wad Nubbawi, Sudan (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Advisor Professor Bjorn Klarqvist).
9) Lars Marcus, 2000, Architectural Knowledge and Urbanity - Studies on the Functional Performance of Urban Areas (Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Advisor Dr. Jesper Steen)
8) Young Ook Kim, 1999: Spatial configuration, Spatial Cognition and Spatial Behavior: The Role of Architectural Intelligibility in Shaping Spatial Experience. (University College London, Advisor Alan Penn)
7) Farida Nilufar, 1997: The Spatial and Social Structuring of Local Areas in Dhaka City - A Morphological Study of the Urban Grid with Reference to Neighborhood Character within Naturally Grown Areas. (University College London, Advisor Julienne Hanson).
6) Sophia Psarra, 1997: Geometrical Walks in Architectural Space - The synchronous order of geometry and the sequential experience of space. (University College London, Advisor Julienne Hanson)
5) Zisis Kotionis, 1993: The Question of Origin in the Work of Dimitris Pikionis, with special reference to landscape design at the Acropolis of Athens . (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor Ioannis Liapis)
4) Ye Min, Space and Use: A Study of the Built Neighborhoods. 1992 (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Advisor Bjorn Klarqvist)
3) Douglas Vieira de Aguiar, 1991: Grid Configuration and Land Use: A Syntactic Study of Porto Alegre (Brazil). (University College London. Advisor Bill Hillier)
2) Michael Jones, 1989, Models for Educating Architects in this Century and the Next, GIT
1) Marjanna Berg, 1987, Spatial Aspects of Social Organization, an Analysis of Day Care Centers (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Advisor Bjorn Klarqvist)
At WeWork Daniel leads a team of researchers investigating how people are affected by architectural spaces and the cities they form. In particular he is interested in the way that workplaces can be designed to enhance people’s happiness, productivity, and connection to their community. Daniel originally trained as an architect in New Zealand and later did a PhD in computational design at RMIT University in Australia. He has previously published articles in Architect Magazine, AD, and ArchDaily, as well as in books such as the ‘Thought Leaders of BIM’ (2014). For the past 7 years he has been part of the design team working to complete Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família.]]>
Christensen received his first degree in mechanical engineering and subsequently received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Aalborg University in Denmark. His research focuses on human centered robotics, specifically perception, human-robot interaction, and systems modeling. A large number of companies have commercialized his research and he has maintained active collaborations with researchers and companies across three continents. Christensen also serves as an advisor to numerous companies and agencies across the world.
The author of more than 300 contributions in the areas of computer vision, artificial intelligence, and computer vision, Christensen held positions at Aalborg University, Royal Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Georgia Tech faculty.
Additionally, Christensen was the founder of the European Network of Excellence in Robotics (1999-2006), and in 2011, he founded the U.S. Robotics Virtual Organization. He was the coordinator of the effort to formulate a National Robotics roadmap, which was presented to congress in 2009 and 2013.
Christensen serves on seven editorial boards across the areas of computer vision and robotics. He is the editor in chief of Robotics and Trends in Robotics and serves as the senior technology lead for the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC). He is also a member on the boards of the Robot Industry Association (RIA) and the College Industry Council for Material Handling Industry Education (CICHME).]]>
Dr. Young Mi Choi is an Assistant Professor in the School of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received B.F.A. and M.I.D. degrees in Industrial Design from Sook-Myung Women’s University and M.S. and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech. Her teaching and research activities focus on applying evidence based design in innovation and creativity. Her research interests are focused on topics related to the roles played by users, industrial designers, engineers and marketers during the process of creating new products and assistive technologies. Current projects are focused on understanding the validity of usability evaluations based on design representation along with how input is applied by the designer to produce better design decisions and improved products. These have included development of augmented reality and tangible augmented reality as design evaluation tools to asses usability and the human factors and ergonomics aspects of products to both better inform designers and communicate more effectively with end users. New approaches have been applied in research collaborations funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and industry collaborations such as with LG Electronics USA. In class applications have been funded by the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) and the Shepherd Center. She has received the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program Women of Excellence Award, College of Design.
2009 – Ph.D., Architecture (Industrial Design) – Georgia Institute of Technology
Minor emphasis - Marketing Management
2002 – M.Sc., Industrial Design - Georgia Institute of Technology
2000 – M.I.D., Industrial (Product and Space) Design – Sook-Myung Women’s University
1998 – B.F.A., Industrial (Product) Design – Sook-Myung Women’s University
Georgia Institute of Technology,Atlanta, Georgia
Time & Space Tech, Seoul, South Korea
South Korea national technical qualification holder of Industrial Engineer Product Design
Qualification Certificate Number: 97408010039G
New Product Innovation
Human Factors and Ergonomics
As Principal Investigator
Agency/Company: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
Period of Contract: January 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016
Agency/Company: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for Wireless Technologies
Role: Industrial Design Faculty Advisor
Period of Contract: 2014, 2015
Agency/Company: Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG)
Collaborator: Cathy Carpenter
Period of Contract: September 30, 2014 - June 1, 2015
Agency/Company: Jeju Air, South Korea
Period of Contract: September 15, 2014 - August 1, 2015
Agency/Company: Office of Educational Technology
Period of Contract: August 15,2014 - May 30, 2015
Agency/Company: Office of Educational Technology
Period of Contract: August 15,2015 - May 30, 2016
Agency/Company: LG Electronics, USA
Period of Contract: July 1, 2014 - September 2, 2014
Agency/Company: Georgia Tech Foundation
Period of Contract: July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014
Agency/Company: Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) - Class of 1969 Teaching Scholar
Period of Contract: Jan 1, 2014 - May 15, 2014
Agency/Company: Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) - Class of 1969 Teaching Scholar
Period of Contract: Jan 1, 2013 - May 15, 2013
As Co-Principal Investigator
Collaborators: Maysam Ghovanloo
Period of Contract: Sept. 15, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016
Agency/Company: IPaT-CHOA Seed Grant Program
Collaborators: Maysam Ghovanloo, Mark Braunstein, Shiri Deshpande, Brandon Aylward, Roshan George, William Mahle
Period of Contract: Aug. 15, 2013 - Aug. 14, 2014
Wilson, W., Choi, Y.M., Jones, B. (2016).Teaching Universal Design in the Early Stages of a Design Curriculum: Involving End Users in a Student Project. Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) International Conference, Detroit, MI, August 17-20, 2016. [accepted, to be presented]
Colloquiums and Seminars
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Vertically Integrated Projects
Presented to a woman faculty member who has distinguished herself through professional leadership, mentoring, academic excellence and sustained service on behalf of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the College of Architecture.
Recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. It is given to one who has made significant contributions to the College in one or more of these areas that have brought recognition to the faculty member and School.
Faculty receiving this award had a response rate of at least 85 percent to the Course-Instructor Opinion Survey and had teaching effectiveness scores of 4.8/5.0 in classes that were at least 40 students in size or scores of 4.9/5.0 in classes that were at least 15 students in size.
Marisabel holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Architecture from Princeton University (1985, 1988), where she developed her design thesis under the direction of Professors Anthony Vidler and Alan Colquhoun. In her extensive professional experience, Marisabel has since been involved in many award-winning projects, encompassing Architecture, Interior Architecture and Production Design. Throughout, the emphasis has been to explore the content of experience in built form. The desire to “push the envelope”, has led to inventive approaches to space/form-making, exploring and implementing virtual and material technologies, color, movement and light.
Research Interests: Philosophies of Technology and In-Formation; Science, Technology, Culture and Material Studies; Gilbert Simondon and Techno-aesthetics.]]>
Augenbroe has been main advisor of 30+ PhD graduates in Europe and the USA. He teaches graduate courses and conducts research in the fields of building performance concepts, computational building simulation, indoor air quality, intelligent building systems, uncertainty and risk, system monitoring and diagnostics. He serves on the scientific board of five international journals and has published over 200 refereed papers and three books.
Augenbroe has obtained major research grants in Europe and the US. Most recently he received the NSF EFRI-SEED award “Risk conscious design and retrofit of buildings for low energy”, $2.0 Million, 2010-2014. He has given many keynote lectures, most recently at the 2015 Building Simulation Conference in Hyderabad where he received the lifetime achievement award from IBPSA.]]>
Duncan works in a private practice focusing primarily on residential and institutional projects in the southeastern U. S. as well as serving as a design consultant for national architectural firms. Recent projects include a private residence incorporating advanced sustainable building techniques and indigenous cultural research on Dewees Island, South Carolina; Solarchron - a solar gnomon monument for U. S. servicemen and women in Southeast Georgia; and Eagle Wing - a visitor and education center for the Museums of Prophetstown in Lafayette, Indiana.
He has received numerous AIA Design Awards for constructed projects, unbuilt projects and design theory. His architectural work has been exhibited at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, the INTERBUILD Exposition in Birmingham, England and various other national andregional venues. It has been published in Amazing Space, Metropolis, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution and others. His paintings have been exhibited in the Salon des Indèpendants in Paris, regional galleries in the U. S. and are held in numerous corporate andprivate collections. He continues to exhibit and lecture widely on art and architecture.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Georgia Tech in 1968 and a Master of Design Studies in Theory and Criticism from the GSD at Harvard in 1987.
Ms. DuBose is a LEED accredited professional with a background in sustainable facilities and organizational sustainability. She has worked with government and private sector clients to help them develop policies and strategies for greening their facilities and operations. Ms. DuBose is currently the principal investigator for a qualitative research project evaluating user perceptions of green resilient flooring materials in hospital environments. She helped to create cutting-edge corporate sustainability initiatives while at Interface, Inc. Additionally, she is well versed in greenhouse gas accounting systems and offset project development having developed the first Climate Cool product in the U.S. and continues to develop these skills as a technical expert for the American National Standards Institute’s Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification Accreditation program.
Ms. DuBose has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgia Tech with a focus on sustainable development. After completing her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Oglethorpe University she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
B.A. (magna cum laude) in Philosophy from Oglethorpe University
M.S. in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology
Professional Fields of interest
Evidence-based design in healthcare facilities; Green building practices for healthcare; Sustainability in healthcare; Environments for dementia care; Greenhouse gas management systems; Design innovation; Design for active living; Corporate and organizational sustainability]]>
Funded Research Projects
Healthy Hospital Lighting,CreatingEffective Hospitals for America’s Military, Supporting LSU in Creating an Excellent Evidence-Based Hospital, Building High Performance Healthcare: Physical Environments Transforming Quality and Safety, Walking on Campus: Correlates and Web Tools,Creating Effective Design Tours for the 21at Century Hospital, New Chicago Community,Sustainable Knowledge Base, Sustainability and the State Construction Manual, Greening Georgia Facilities: An Analysis of LEED Requirement Impacts,Planning GTRI’s Green Building Initiative, Sustainable Project Planning Grant, Educating Engineers for the 21st Century: Curriculum for an Integrated Course Sequence in Sustainable Development and Technology, Curriculum for an Intro Course Sequence in Sustainable Development and Technology, Conduct Study Addressing Sustainability of Using Depleted Uranium on Army Impact Areas
Recent papers in Books:
Bafna, S. 2011. “The Modalities of Attention in Marcel Breuer’s Public Library,” in Everyday Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design, edited by Ritu Bhatt. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (forthcoming).
Peponis, J., Bafna, S., Dahabreh, S., and Dogan, F. 2006. “Presentational Symbolic Systems in Architectural Thinking” in Representation as a Vehicle For Architectural Thinking, edited by Trova, V., Manolides, C., and Papaconstaniou, G. Athens: Futura Editions, 40-53. (In Greek).
Bafna, S. “The Architecture of Buddhism.” In Architecture of the Non-Western World, edited by R. Lewcock. New York & London: W. W. Norton and Co. (In Press)
Recent papers in Journals:
Bafna, S., C. Antunez, M. S. Hyun, H. K. Lee, and L. Yi. 2010. “The Visual Functioning of Buildings: Outline of a possible theory.” Journal of Space Syntax 1(1): 133-148.
Choudhary R., S. Bafna, Y. Heo, A. Hendrich, and M. Chow. 2009. “A Predictive Model for Computing the Influence of Space Layouts on Nurses Movement in Hospital Units.” Journal of Building Performance and Simulation 3 (3): 171-184.
Hendrich, A, M. P. Chow, S Bafna, R Choudhary, Y. Heo and B. A. Skierczynski. 2009. “Unit-related Factors that Affect Nursing Time with Patients: Spatial Analysis of the Time and Motion Study.” Health Environment Research and Design Journal 2 (2): 5-20.
Bafna, S. 2008. “How architectural drawings work: and what that implies for the role of representation in architecture.” The Journal of Architecture 13 (5): 535-564.
Peponis, J, Bafna, S, and Zhang, Z. 2008. “Connectivity of Streets: Reach and Directional Distance.” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 35: 881-901.
Peponis J, Bafna S, Bajaj R, Bromberg J, Congdon C, Rashid M, Warmels S, Zhang Y, Zimring C. (2007) “Designing space to support knowledge work” Environment and Behavior 39 (6) 815-840
Recent Papers in Conference Proceedings:
Bafna, S., Hyun, M., Lee, H., Antunez, C., and Yi, L. 2009. “The Analysis of Visual Functioning of Buildings,” In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 7.1-7.12.
Vialard, A., and Bafna, S. 2009. “The Structure of Change in Mid-Twentieth Century American House.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 130.1-130.13.
Heo, Y., Choudhary, R., Bafna, S., Hendrich, A. and Chow, M. 2009. “A Modeling Approach for Estimating the Impact of Spatial Configuration on Nurses’ Movement.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 41.1-41.11.
Ozbil, A., Peponis, J. and Bafna, S. 2009. “The Effects of Street Configuration on Transit Ridership.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 84.1-84.8.
Bafna, S., and Shah, S. 2007. “The Evolution of Orthogonality in Built Space: an argument from space syntax.” In Proceedings of the 6h International Symposium on Space Syntax. Istanbul: ITU, 54.1-54.14
Bafna, S., and Hamash, R. 2007. “Designing the spatial syntax of office layouts.” In Proceedings of the 6h International Symposium on Space Syntax. Istanbul: ITU, 67.1-67.22.
COA 8904: Formulation of architectural intent
Arch 4803/8803 Diagrams: Tools for conceptual analysis of architecture
COA 8625: Theories of Inquiry
COA 8863: Analytical Inquiry into Urban Space (co-taught with Dr. John Peponis)
COA 8860: Architecture, Space, and Culture (co-taught with Dr. John Peponis)
Arch 6132/4822: Architectural Theory and Criticism (Contemporary Theory; co-taught with Prof. Ellen Dunham Jones)
His firm, Front, is known widely for its successful execution of original and ground-breaking work, and for its progressive approach to design integration among building disciplines. Front’s work methodology embraces architectural, engineering and cultural challenges with a first-principles approach for the evolution of creative and buildable designs.
Prior to establishing Front in 2002, Simmons worked for the international façade engineering practices Dewhurst Macfarlane & Partners and for Meinhardt Façade Technology. Originally trained in architecture, Simmons graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Canada, and worked for Foster and Partners. He served as faculty member at Princeton University School of Architecture from 2005 to 2012, conducting graduate seminars on the subject of façade technology and practice, and teaching collaborative design studios. He has also lectured widely on the work of Front.]]>
In 2000, she received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Georgia Tech Women's Leadership Conference and the College of Architecture Faculty Service Award for her leadership efforts to increase the number of women and minority students in the college. In the area of research, she received an International Book Award from the American Institute of Architects and a Bronze Medal from the Georgia AIA for her book American Classicist: the Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze , Rizzoli Publications International, 1989, 2nd edition 2001.
Her present research continues to involve currently practicing classical and traditional designers and an associated investigation into the growing interest in all forms of Eclectic design from Gothic churches to Renaissance villas. In recognition of her instruction in classical architecture, she received the Arthur Ross Award given by Classical America in the field of education, 2001.
Her most recent books are Timeless Architecture: Homes of Distinction by Harrison Design Associates, Schiffer Publishing, 2003; New Classicism: the Rebirth of Traditional Architecture, Rizzoli Publications International, 2004 and Harrison Design Associates: A Decade of Architecture, Images Publishing, 2007. These books present the current work of selected British and American classicists.
His firm, Marble Fairbanks based in New York has received numerous local, national, and international design awards including AIA Design Awards, Architect magazine’s R+D award, pa (Progressive Architecture) award and Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards. In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art commissioned their project, Flatform for the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. The work of Marble Fairbanks is published regularly in books, journals and news media and has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including the Architectural Association in London, the Nara Prefectural Museum of Art in Japan and the Museum of Modern Art in New York where their drawings are part of the museum’s permanent collection.
Scott received his Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University. In 2012 he was a recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from Texas A&M University.]]>
Marcus began his career at Georgia Tech in 1997 after seven years active service with the U.S. Army as a senior administrative secretary. He has served Tech’s College of Engineering, Ivan Allen College, and College of Computing, holding supervisory, budgetary, and human resource positions.
Marcus received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2006.]]>
The theme of her research work is the development of wide-area (Internet) networking services. Wide-area services are utilized by applications that are distributed across multiple administrative domains (e.g., web, file sharing, multimedia distribution). Her focus is on services implemented both at the network layer, as part of network infrastructure, and at the application layer. The work in this area falls into three categories: (1) measurement and modeling, (2) development of new services, and (3) investigation of paradigms and platforms to support new services. More detail on particular projects may be found on her website.]]>
Before joining Georgia Tech, he was a senior member of Frank Gehry’s practice and technology initiatives for almost two decades. He served as Director of R&D and Director of Computing for Gehry Partners, leading the development of Gehry’s digital practice from 1997 until 2002.
In 2002, he co-founded Gehry Technologies, a technology development and consulting company focused on bringing advanced design and supply chain integration technologies to the AEC industry. He served as CTO of the company, launched the development of commercial software products and served as Project Executive on many of the world’s most recognizable and advanced construction projects.
Concurrently he was an associate professor of Practice in MIT’s Design and Computation program from 2005 to 2015, and has held positions at UCLA’s IDEAS Laboratory and the Southern Institute of Architecture. Shelden maintains strong ties to academic and industry research bodies.
Ph.D. in Architecture, Design & Computation – MIT
M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Information Technology -- MIT
B.S. in Architecture -- MIT
Interviews & Profiles
Lectures & Panels (Selected)
AirWatch solves the challenge for the enterprise of deploying smartphones (e.g. Apple and Android), tablets, and employee owned ‘BYOD’ programs. AirWatch is the largest provider in the industry with over 1000 employees. In the most recent Gartner research, AirWatch remains in the leadership quadrant of their Magic Quadrant analyst report and received the highest overall score in their 2012 Critical Capabilities Assessment. AirWatch has over 6000 customers and is adding over 500 new customers each month. Our customers range from large companies such as The Home Depot, Coke and Wal-Mart to security conscious organizations such as the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Department of Justice.
In January, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visited AirWatch to announce the expansion of the Company’s headquarters facility in metro Atlanta, creating 800 jobs over the next two years. Governor Deal told reporters that “this decision moves Georgia closer to becoming the No. 1 place in the nation to do business.”
Mr. Dabbiere graduated from Indiana University where he obtained both his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and his law degree. After graduating from IU, Mr. Dabbiere joined the Procter & Gamble Company, where he spent 14 years, rising to the position of Associate General Counsel with responsibility for legal matters of P&G’s Health Care, Beauty Care and Cosmetics & Fragrances Business Units.
After P&G, Mr. Dabbiere was the senior vice president and General Counsel of Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), the Atlanta-based leading provider of Supply Chain software. He led the in-house team that brought Manhattan public in 1998. During his tenure, Mr. Dabbiere was an executive officer of the company and helped oversee the company’s fast-paced growth and expansion.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Dabbiere has been active in various boards and activities for a number of schools and organizations including the Georgia Tech Logistics Institute and the RFID standards board. As a community leader, he has participated in the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Technology Association of Georgia, and as a supporter of the Woodruff Arts Center and the United Way. In 1998, the Dabbiere family endowed the Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management at Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.]]>
Dr. Abowd directs the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group in the College of Computing and GVU Center. This effort started with the Future Computing Environments research group in 1995, and has since matured into a collection of research groups, including Dr. Abowd's own group. The FCE Group now consists of a federation of many faculty in the College of Computing. One of the major research efforts that Dr. Abowd initated is the Aware Home Research Initiative, now directed by Beth Mynatt, together with many faculty in the College of Computing, School of Psychology, and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr. Abowd received the degree of B.S. in Mathematics and Physics in 1986 from the University of Notre Dame. He then attended the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning the degrees of M.Sc. (1987) and D.Phil. (1991) in Computation from the Programming Research Group in the Computing Laboratory. From 1989-1992 he was a Research Associate/Postdoc with the Human-Computer Interaction Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York in England. From 1992-1994, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Software Engineering Institute and the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University.]]>
He also has a long relationship with Georgia Tech. Today Klaus invigorates the future of technology at Georgia Tech by supporting CREATE-X, a program that gives students a platform to connect with industry leaders and receive the guidance, support-and capital-to launch their own startups. In 2000, Klaus responded to the need to help sustain the technology revolution, and with his pledged donation, Georgia Tech constructed the Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building, a three-story academic building (over 400,000 square feet of space) that houses a portion of its College of Computing, College of Engineering, and related programs.
Prior to founding Kaneva, Klaus founded and served as CTO of Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS), a company he created in 1994, took public in 1998, and was acquired by IBM in 2006 for over $1.2 billion. He sits on the state's Film, Video, and Music Advisory Commission. Klaus serves on the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Board of Visitors, the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA), the Georgia Tech Foundation, and the Georgia Tech College of Computing.]]>
Formerly, she was with the National Science Foundation in the directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE-OAD) working on the Big Data research program, as well as Big Data policies and priority goals for the foundation. She worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to create the National Data Science Organizers Group, which facilitates data science groups to address national “Grand Challenge” problems. She sat on the NITRD interagency Big Data Senior Steering group charged with strategic planning for Big Data research funded by the federal government.
Dr. Rawlings-Goss is a biophysicist where her research interests include data-driven analysis of genetic/expression variation among worldwide human populations.]]>