Short Biography

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, in the Design and Computation Group. Before I start my Doctoral degree, I completed a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Design 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, 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