Athina Papadopoulou

Athina Papadopoulou is currently a PhD candidate in Computation in the MIT Department of Architecture. Her recent research includes the development of tools for the study of embodied spatial interactions and the development of active material environments. In her thesis, she explores materials as a medium of affective communication, under the guidance of Professors Terry Knight, Rosalind Picard, Skylar Tibbits, and Leah Somerville. Her work has been published in scientific and design journals including Nature, Cognitive Science and Architectural Design, as well as Computation and HCI conferences. She has taught design computation studios at MIT and the Boston Architectural College. She holds a SMArchS in Design Computation from MIT, an MS in Design-Space-Culture and a Masters in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens. She is a registered architect in the EU since 2008 and has several years of experience in architecture practice. During her PhD studies Athina received the MIT Presidential Fellowship, the George and Marie Vergottis Fellowship, the Hyzen Fellowship, the Bill Mitchell Award, and the Harold Horowitz Research Fund.