Architect / Computational Designer
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Architecture
May'20 School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Ph.D. Candidate in Computational Design, Prof. Daniel Cardoso Llach.
Thesis Topic: On Design and Making in VR/AR Robotic Platforms
Aug'15 School of Art and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
M.Arch. II, P.P.T.A. in Design Computing (GPA: 3.91/4), Prof. Daniel Cardoso Llach.
Thesis Topic: Motion Grammar for Robotic Fabrication
Sep'12 School of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Master of Architecture (GPA: 18.51/20)
Feb'09 School of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Bachelor of Architecture (GPA: 18.49/20)
May - Aug'16 Autodesk Applied Research Lab, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Office of chief technology officer (OCTO), at Pier 9 Facilities.
Designer at Project MeshBot, Collaborative Automated Robotic Fabrication Platform.
Developing Real-time Robotic Workflow Monitoring in AR and VR
Developing plugins for Dynamo, Autodesk’s Visual Programming Platform.
Design and Fabrication (3D print, Waterjet, CNC) for Robotic End-effectors.
Developing Electronic Systems for Robotic End-effectors.
May - Aug'15 Bentley Systems, Exton, PA, USA.
BSW, Generative Component (GC) Team, Intern
Developing New Geometrical Functionalities for GC.
Designing the new User Interface for GC.
2012-2013 K.D.G. Design Group, Tehran, Iran.
Lead Architectural Designer. (Full-Time)
2012 Rena Design Group, Tehran, Iran.
Lead Architectural Designer and Member of Research Department.
2011-2012 Zeta Design Group, Tehran, Iran.
Lead Designer and Head of Studio. (Full-Time)
2011 Next Office, Tehran, Iran.
Junior Designer. (Full-Time)
Aug'16- Robot Plaster Throwing Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Developing computer vision system (hardware and software) for stereo camera 3d scanning.
Robotic motion planning for plastering complex surfaces. With Josh Bard, CMU dFab.
Jan'16 - Aug'16 CIC Research Team, University Park, PA.
Computer Integrated Construction Research Program, School of Architectural Engineering, IconLab,
Aug'15 - Aug'16 Robotic Real-time Virtual Rapid Prototyping, University Park, PA.
In progress research for real-time robotic prototyping using virtual reality and visual computation,
Jul'14 – Aug'16 SALA Robotic Fabrication Lab Initiative Team, University Park, PA.
Member of Initiative Team, R.A, with Prof. Daniel Cardoso Llach and Jamie Heiman,
Aug'14 - Aug'15 Studies on Robotic Hot Wire Cutting
Research project, in collaboration with SALA Fabrication Lab
Fall'16 Inquiry into Computation, Architecture, and Design, as TA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Spring'16 Robotic Fabrication Workshop, Penn State, University Park, PA.
Fall'14 –Spr'15 Inquiry into Design Computation, as TA, Penn State, University Park, PA.
Mar'17 Assisted Automation: Three Learning Experiences in Architectural Robotics
International Journal of Architectural Computing, with Daniel Cardoso Llach and Shokofeh Darbari.
Oct'16 Of Hands and Robots: ‘Assisted Automation’ and ‘Robotic Enactments’ in Creative Robotics Pedagogy”
FABLEARN 2016: 6th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education (ACM SIGCHI),
with Daniel Cardoso Llach and Shokofeh Darbari, Stanford, CA, U.S.A.
May'16 Robotic Motion Grammar
Published in the Proceedings of the SimAUD, UCL, London, U.K.
May'15 Towards a Motion Grammar for Robotic Stereotomy
Published in the Proceedings of CAADRIA 2015, May 2015, with Daniel Cardoso Llach.
Dec'16 Best Project Prize, 15-112 Project Review, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Nov'16 3rd Grand Prize and Best Use of API Prize, 112 Hackathon, Carnegie Mellon University
Aug'15- Aug'16 SCDC Student Research Grant for PhD studies
Aug'15 & Jan'16 Robert Graham Endow Grad Fellowship
May'15 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) King Student Medal
Feb'15 Stuckeman School Graduate student travel Grant
Jan'13- Aug'15 Full Tuition Waiver and Stipend for Masters’ program
Programming: C#, Python,
Packages: TensorFlow, OpenCV
Scripting: Processing, Arduino
VR/AR: Unity (Vive and Hololens)
Graphics & Media: Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier
Parametric Modeling: Grasshopper, Dynamo, Generative Component
CAD & BIM: Rhino, 3Dsmax, AutoCAD
CAM & Robotics: RobotStudio, ABB RAPID, FANUC KAREL,
Hands-on Skills: 3D printing, Water Jet, MIG Welding,