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Dr Tuba Kocatürk an architect and a Senior Lecturer at Salford University, UK. She currently leads the MSc Programme in Digital Architectural Design at the University of Salford. Her previous academic appointments include Middle East Technical University (Turkey), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA). She has taught, conducted research and published extensively in the areas of digital architectural design. Her current research interest is the emergent socio-technical and cognitive frameworks in architectural design and production.
She co-founded and is currently co-chairing the Free-Form Design Sub-working group of the IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures). She is the co-editor of Virtual Futures in Design, Engineering and Procurement.
Dr Benachir Medjdoub is a qualified architect with a PhD in Computer Science from Éole Centrale de Paris. In 1997, he joined the Martin Centre at the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate, where he has worked on several funded research projects in the area of parametric design and multi-objective optimisation techniques. In 2001, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham, where he taught ...