recent research

Creative Thinking in Machines


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


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


How do creative artists connect ideas and thoughts across mediums? 

previous research

Dynamic Tensegrity Systems



Computational Creativity


Can algorithms design using computation?



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

Thigmonastic Mimosa


Learning from nature: Responsive materials actuated by pressure and touch

Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition


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