Princeton University | Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Dissertation title: Dynamics of self-assembled structures in Eciton army ants
- Advisor: Iain Couzin
Columbia University | M.S., Advanced Architectural Design
Southern California Institute of Architecture | B.Arch., Architecture
Academic and Teaching Positions
2016 – 2017
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
2011 – 2014
Assistant-in-Instruction | Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2009 – 2013
Adjunct Professor | Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
2018 – present
Freelance Consultant | Berlin, Germany
Art & Science Node | Scientific Curator | Berlin, Germany
2016 – 2017
Studio Tomas Saraceno | Scientist-in-Residence | Berlin, Germany
2004 – 2008
AkarStudios | Director of Design / Project Architect | Santa Monica, CA
2003 – 2004
PATTERNS Architects | Intern Architect | 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 | 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.
Invited seminar | Pierce Lab, Harvard University | Cambridge, 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.