recent research

Creative Thinking in Machines

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Can creative thinking be computational? How do humans engage in creative thoughts? In this inquiry, I investigate what aspects of human intelligence enables us to be a creative society. I take inspiration from various artistic expressions across mediums of poetry, paintings etc. Through this research, I emphasize the importance of cognitive diversity and social interaction for preserving our creativity. 

Thoughts as Shapes

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In this research, I apply the computational framework of Shape Grammar developed by Prof. George Stiny at MIT and apply it to creative thinking for machines. I hypothesize that if we consider thoughts as shapes, ideas as spatial relations, then creative thinking can be computed using shape grammar. 

Thirteen Ways of Looking

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How do creative artists connect ideas and thoughts across mediums? 

previous research

Dynamic Tensegrity Systems

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Computational Creativity

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Can algorithms design using computation?

Hygromorphism

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Learning from nature: Pinecone inspired dynamic facade system thatrespond to humidity levels

Thigmonastic Mimosa

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Learning from nature: Responsive materials actuated by pressure and touch

Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

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How do humans navigate spaces, build memory and how can architecture augment this spatial experience?