2016 | Princeton University, Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Dissertation title: Dynamics of self-assembled structures in Eciton army ants
- Advisor: Iain Couzin
2009 | Columbia University, M.S. Advanced Architectural Design
2004 | Southern California Institute of Architecture, B.Arch. Architecture
Academic and Teaching Positions
2016 – 2017 | Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Collective Behavior
2011 – 2014 | Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2009 – 2013 | Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
2018 – 2020 | Self-employed / Freelance
Scientific Consultant / Data Scientist
2018 – 2019 | Art & Science Node Berlin, Germany
2016 – 2017 | Studio Tomas Saraceno Berlin, Germany
2004 – 2008 | AkarStudios Santa Monica, CA
Director of Design / Project Architect
2003 – 2004 | PATTERNS Architects Los Angeles, CA
Invited Talks and Presentations
Conference on Collective Behavior | Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Treiste, Italy.
Distributed, Collective Computation in Biological and Artificial Systems conference | Janelia Research Campus, Virginia, USA.
The 10th Beyond Humanism Conference: Cultures of the Posthuman | University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland.
Invited seminar | Glowacki Lab, University of Bristol, UK
Architecture As a Presumed Future symposium (talk and panel discussion with Tomas Saraceno) | ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Invited seminar | BBN / Raytheon Technologies, Cambridge, USA.
Invited seminar | SMNG-A Architects, Chicago, USA.
Symposium on Collective Behavior | Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Konstanz, Germany.
Invited seminar | Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island, Panama.
Animal Behavior Society, 51st Annual Conference | Princeton, USA.
101st Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting: New Constellations, New Ecologies | San Francisco, USA.
Social Insects in the Northeast Region (SINNERS), 2nd Symposium | Rockefeller University, NY, USA.
INPUT-OUTPUT: Adaptive Materials and Mediated Environments Symposium | Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution; Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
Guest design critic
Columbia University; University of Pennsylvania; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; SCI-Arc; AA Visiting School Berlin; Temple University; Drexel University.