Mine Özkar is an associate professor of architecture at Istanbul Technical University, where she also is the Coordinator of the Architectural Dsign Computing Graduate Programs. She earned her SMArchS in design inquiry and her PhD in design and computation from MIT. In some of her previous work, she has interpreted the history and theory of progressive pedagogy in art and design from a computational perspective. Her current research focuses on shape representation, spatial computation, and computational design methods. She also publishes on the theory and practice of foundational design education and the ongoing global and local curriculum reforms in architectural education. She guest-edited the 2012 ACM SIGGRAPH/Leonardo ISAST Special Issue and co-edited a book titled Shaping Design Teaching.
2004 Doctoral Dissertation: Uncertainties of Reason: Pragmatist Plurality in Basic Design Education
1999 SMArchS Thesis: Envisioning Creative Space