Sherif Abdelmohsen
Associate Professor - The American University in Cairo (AUC)
Sherif Abdelmohsen is associate professor of digital media and design computing in architecture at the Department of Architecture at the American University in Cairo, and at Ain Shams University. He received his PhD degree in architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011, and participated in design computing research and teaching at both Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech. Prof. Abdelmohsen has conducted research in areas lying at the intersection of design cognition and design computing, including cognitive processes in design, responsive architecture, parametric and generative design, building information modeling (BIM) and automated building review systems. He has publications in international conferences and journals such as Advanced Engineering Informatics, Automation in Construction, International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (IJPEDS), CAADFutures, DCC, ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, DRS, PLEA, IASDR, IBPSA, and ASCAAD. His current research involves a variety of topics, including the development of low-cost soft adaptive façade systems using hygroscopic properties of wood, the automated space planning and management of existing facilities using BIM and GIS technologies, and the design and fabrication of complex facades using robotic depositing and multi-point forming. At the professional level, Abdelmohsen has participated in designing several architectural projects including residential buildings, commercial complexes, museums, and exhibitions in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Germany. He is also co-founder and managing partner at UDAAR, an international company specialized in architecture, computational design research, and smart building management solutions.