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 am entering Lecturer at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where I will be teaching in the design engineering program of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and in the computer science program of Harvard SEAS. I completed my doctoral studies in Architecture: Design and Computation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September 2022, where I am currently Research Associate in the Department of Architecture. My graduate studies at MIT were 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.

In my doctoral dissertation I focused on the areas of structural mathematics in architecture and design, shape grammars and aesthetic theory, 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. 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

Before 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
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