research publications

2018, Adaptive Physical Tools for Motor Skill Learning

Submitted (UIST) 2018

2018, Intelligence Quest, MIT

Can Computers think Creatively? | Thirteen Ways of Looking, Poster presentation

2017, Thirteen Ways of Looking: a theoretical inquiry in computational creative thinking

MIT Thesis (SMArchS + EECS)


2016, ANFA

Spatial Cognition: Significance of Scientific Aspects of Neuroscience in Architectural Design (Dishita Turakhia) In conference on Academy for Neuroscience in Architecture (ANFA) 2016 | PDF

2016, AAE

Crafting Skins (Michael Budig, Dishita Turakhia) In Proceedings for Association for Architectural Education (AAE) 2016 | PDF

2013, ACADIA

Dynamic Tensegrity Systems : A case for recongifurable structures in urban context (Dishita G. Turakhia), In Proceedings of 33rd AnnualConference of the Association for Computer-Aided design in Architecture (ACADIA), pp. 451-452, 2013 | PDF


Dynamic Tensegrity Systems (Dishita Turakhia) In Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) Vol 97. 2013 | PDF

2013, SMI

Dynamic Tensegrity Systems (Dishita Turakhia), In Conference on Shape Modelling International 2013, pp. 41, 2013 | PDF

awards and fellowships

2017, Bill Mitchell Funding, MIT

Awarded research grant for thesis on Socially Intelligent Machines. The research investigates human-machine symbiotic applications for creative problem solving. The interdisciplinary research brings together models of intelligence from computer science, cognitive science and design thinking.

2016, MISTI-CHILE Travel Grant, MIT

Awarded travel fund to develop a project on origami robot fabrication with Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (UAI), Chile

2015, Research Fellowship, Digital Design and Fabrication Group, MIT

Researched under PI, Prof. Larry Sass to develop modular digitally fabricated structural systems for affordable housing

2015, Tuition Scholarship, MIT

Awarded merit based tuition scholarship by the Dept. of Architecture in the School of Planning and Architecture at MIT

2010, AIA-UK Design Charette

Awarded 3rd prize for redesign of public spaces in the CBD area of London City

2016, DesignX Accelerator Finalist

DesignX Cohort 2016 finalist for SketchCAD - A machine learning application for drafting architectural drawings | Link

Certifications + accreditions

KTCP-Kaufman Teaching Certification Program, MIT (Teaching+Learning Lab)

GELP-Gordon MIT Leadership Program Certificate

CoA License - Council of Architecture, India

other publications

2014, Inside Out Magazine

Opposites Attract: Interior space design project



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