Short Biography

My name is Alexandros "Alex" Haridis (Alexandros is from “Αλέξανδρος”, with the accent on “e”) and I am an architect engineer, computer scientist, and educator. I completed my doctoral studies in Architecture: Design and Computation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September 2022. I am currently Research Associate in the MIT Department of Architecture and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Arts, Media, and Design of Northeastern University in Boston. My graduate studies at MIT 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. Before my Doctoral Studies, I completed a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a SMArchS in Design Computation, both at MIT.

My Doctoral dissertation contributes to the areas of mathematics and architecture, aesthetic theory, computability theory in shape grammars, and human visual perception of spatial objects. 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 many 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 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 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece