CV

Education

October 2014- 2018 Ph.D in Architecture

Thesis title: Architectural Design Practices for Post-Millennial: Biosemiotics, big data and the configuration of space | University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh College of Art. School of Architecture and Landscape architecture

September 2011- August 2014 M.Sc in Architecture and Technology

Final Project: Diagrid structures in railway station complex design; Location: Iran-Khodro railway station complex | University of Science and Technology (IUST). School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 

September 2007- September 2011 B.Sc in Architecture

Final Project: International Museumof Architectural Spaces; Location: Tehran Valiasr street | University of Science and Technology (IUST). School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

September 2006- September 2007 Preparation for Iran's national university entrance examination (Konkoor) 

Diploma in Mathematics (First Class) 


Awards & Grants 

2018 Devolved Researcher Fund for 17/18, University of Edinburgh

for organizing the event: [Digital Practices] Symposium with Dr. Cristina Nan, lecturer at school of architecture and landscape architecture, University of Edinburgh

2017  IAD (Institute for Academic Development) Action Fund (regular grants), University of Edinburgh

for organizing the event:  [Digital Practices] Symposium with Dr. Cristina Nan, lecturer at school of architecture and landscape architecture, University of Edinburgh

2017 Festival of Creative Learning Fund from IAD (Institute for Academic Development), University of Edinburgh

for organizing and running "3D Blockchain" workshop at Festival of Creative Learning Week (February 2018) at Edinburgh College of Art. #FCL18

2017 Postgraduate Research Expenses Grant from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

for presenting in Sound + Environment  Conference in Hull, UK.

2016 Postgraduate Research Expenses Grant from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

for presenting in Between Data and Senses Conference in London, UK.

2014 awarded first class M.Sc student, school of architecture and landscape architecture in Iran university of science and technology

2010 Mention of honor for cooperation in holding the first general assembly of science association of architecture and urban planning of Iran at Iran University of Science and Technology


Teaching

2018 Tutor in Design with Data;

School of Design Informatics, university of Edinburgh

2018 Project supervisor in Digital Media Studio Project Masters course;

[Mobile_Living_Units], University of Edinburgh.

2017 Co-Tutor in Architecture Design Studio 3 

Unit: "MAD Thought (Scaffold + Multiform)”, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

2017 Digital Tutor for M-Arch 1 and M-Arch 2;

Karamba Structural Analysis by Rhino and Grasshopper parametric algorithms 

Unit: “TOKYO: Order & Accident” ,School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh.

2016 Co-Tutor in Architecture Design Studio 3 

Unit: "Mechamorphosis", School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

2015 Digital Tutor in Architecture Design Studio 3

Unit: "Game of Rivals", School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

2014 Teaching assistant in Architecture Design Studio 3

Unit: Museum design in Tehran, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology


Organization 

Apr 2018 Assistant

Transimage, University of Edinburgh

Mar 2018 Co-organizer

DataVisFest on (In)equality and Inclusion, University of Edinburgh, DataFest Edinburgh

Mar 2018 Reviewer

Two chapters for the book: People, Personal Data and the Built Environment in the Springer Series in Adaptive Environments

Feb 2018 - June 2018 Co-organizer

[Digital Practices] Symposium, school of architecture and landscape architecture, University of Edinburgh

Feb 2018 Organizer

[3D Blockchain] workshop during the Festival of Creative Learning, University of Edinburgh

Since Jan 2018 member of  data physicalization team

as part of organizing the [3D Blockchain] workshop at University of Edinburgh in festival of creative learning 

Since Jan 2017 Journal Co-editor

Airea: Arts and Interdisciplinary Research

Dec 2016 - May 2017 Co-organizer

Arts and Digital Practices 2017 Conference

Conference workshops with Trevor Wishart (Institute of Sonology) “Sound Loom / Composers Desktop Project”; Kristina Andersen (STEIM, Amsterdam) “Hypothetical Instruments”; Chris Speed and Bettina Nissen (ECA, Design Informatics) “Re-imagining the city as a value platform”.

Dec 2016 - May 2017 Co-organizer

Researching with and for Children 2017 Conference

Since Sep 2016 Postgraduate Research Representative

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

2015-2016 Student Caller

 University’s Development & Alumni offices, University of Edinburgh  

2015-2016 PROKALO Post Graduate Seminar Co-organizer

PROKALO seminars

student-led seminar series organized by ESALA, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

2015 Member of BAL; Biological Architecture Laboratory

Biological Architecture Laboratory

funded by the Institute for Academic Development at the University of Edinburgh


Talks

Feb 19, 2018 "Data Physicalization; Printing the Invisible”

[3D Blockchain] workshop, Festival of Creative Learning, University of Edinburgh

November 28, 2017 "Urban conversations; Edinburgh urban planning strategies"

Private event organized by PhD student in architecture Aimee Yu for governmental authorities of Sichuan city in China

September 23, 2017 "Data value in smart city planning"

 City+ conference 2017, University of Cambridge, UK

June 30, 2017 "Urban sound: recording, seeing and listening to the city using EEG headset"

Sound + Environment 2017, Hull University, Hull, UK

June 10, 2017 "Modern Nomads, Uberization And Semi-Autonomous Pods"

DIS2017 workshop, People, Personal Data and the Built Environment, Napier University, Edinburgh

March 24, 2017 "Pod architecture and the age of Instagram"

Between Data and Senses

Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds. Organised by UEL, supported by ARUP, RIBA and the Museum of Architecture, London, UK

January 30, 2017 "Biosemiotics and data analysis for contemporary accommodation (pods) in Berlin"

sIREN seminar series 2016/17, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.

October 25, 2016 "Biosemiotics and data analysis for temporary accommodation (pods) in Berlin through global and social media data query using structured query language (SQL)

PROKALO rough and ready research share, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

September 10, 2015 "Human Biological characteristics in bio-inspired Architecture"

 First Year Review Conference, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh