Guest Speakers

Thomas Bock

“The research activities of Prof. Bock (b. 1957) focus on the automation and robotization in construction, from planning through construction production and use phase to the rebuilding and restoration. In these areas he has published more than 300 refereed publications in book chapters, international journals and conferences. After studying architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the IIT in Chicago, he graduated from the University of Tokyo. He is also Director of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, Eindhoven, the Asian Habitat Society in Beijing and the International Institute of Information Construction in Tokyo…”


Johannes Braumann

“The international Association for Robots in Architecture is originally a spin off association of Vienna University of Technology. Its goal is to make industrial robots accessible for the creative industry, artists, designers and architects, by sharing ideas, research results and technological developments.”


Mateusz Zwierzycki

“Architect, developer, computational design popularizer, tutor for many international coding and design workshops. Focused on parametric and generative design, which he considers to be a natural way of design thinking. Currently works on merging machine learning with generative design in architectural academia and practice. Creator of variety of plug-ins and libraries for Grasshopper3d such as: Anemone, Starling, Volvox, Squid and most recently Owl.”

Adrian Krężlik

“Adrian Krężlik, architect, parametric designer, university lecturer. Adrian has worked on large scale projects in China, USA and Saudi Arabia for the most innovative companies such as Zaha Hadid Architects in London, FR-EE Fernando Romero and Rojkind Arquitectos in Mexico. In his work he focuses on applying digital strategies in design and construction processes. To promote technology in architecture he founded Architektura Parametryczna, the biggest polish platform dedicated to parametric design and digital fabrication. In 2016 he moved to Berlin to create Parametric Support a company offering optimization services for architecture.”

Jerzy W. Rozenblit

“Jerzy W. Rozenblit, a University Distinguished Professor and Raymond J. Oglethorpe Endowed Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Arizona, also holds a joint appointment as Professor of Surgery in the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
On the Conference Professor Rozenblit will talk about model-based systems design and cognitive computing.

Professor Rozenblit established the Model-Based Design Laboratory with major projects – in design and analysis of complex, computer-based systems, hardware/software co-design, and simulation modeling – and funding from the National Science Foundation, US Army, Siemens, Infineon Technologies, Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas, and NASA. Currently, jointly with the Arizona Surgical Technology and Education Center, he is developing computer-guided training methods and systems for minimally invasive surgery.

Jerzy W. Rozenblit has been active in professional service in capacities ranging from editorship of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE, and the Society for Computer Simulation transactions, to program and general chairmanship of major conferences, as well as participation in various university and departmental committees. Further, he co-authored several edited monographs and more than 200 publications.

He presently serves as director of the Life-Critical Computing Systems Initiative, a research enterprise intended to improve the reliability and safety of technology in health care and life-critical applications.

Research Interests:
Design and analysis of complex systems, modeling and computer simulation, computer-aided minimally invasive surgery, and applications of computer-based technologies to clinical and academic medicine.

Teaching Interests:
Artificial Intelligence (AI), engineering of computer-based systems, real-time systems, programming languages, software engineering, and data structures and algorithms.”