Alexandros Haridis

PhD Candidate

My name is Alex Haridis (Alexandros is from Αλέξανδρος with the accent on "e") and I am a PhD Candidate in Computation in the Department of Architecture at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before I start my Doctoral degree, I completed a Master of Science in Computer Science and a SMArchS in Design and Computation, both at MIT. My graduate studies have been supported by a number of fellowships and awards (my CV contains a full list). I am a MIT Presidential and MIT Hyzen fellow and an Onassis and A.G. Leventis Foundation scholar.

My Doctoral dissertation contributes to the areas of mathematics and architecture, shape grammars and computability theory in design, aesthetic theory and valuation systems, and human perception research. My home page lists some of the articles I have published on these topics in the journals Environment and Planning B, Computer-Aided Design, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, and Computers & Graphics. As a graduate student at MIT, I was a member of the teaching staff in numerous courses in the Department of Architecture and I was extensively involved in the undergraduate education in Artificial Intelligence at the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. During my Master's studies, I was a member of the Digital Structures Group of the MIT Department of Architecture and the Genesis Group of the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab

Prior to joining the Department of Architecture at MIT as a graduate student, I completed a Diploma of Architect Engineer at the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University in Greece.


PhD in Architecture: Design and Computation
Minor in Computability Theory and Applied Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Advisor: George Stiny)

MSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Advisor: Patrick Winston).

SMArchS in Design and Computation 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Advisors: Terry Knight and Caitlin Mueller).

Diploma in Architectural Engineering (M.Arch. equivalent) 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece