Theodoros Galanos

Theodoros Galanos is a Senior Researcher in the City Intelligence Lab (CIL) of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Project Lead for the Intelligent Framework for Resilient Design (InFraRed). He received his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering of Production and Management from the Technical University of Crete in 2010. Between 2014 and 2019 he worked as a Computational Environmental Designer, and was the Head of Building Physics for NEAPOLI Environmental Design and Engineering Consultants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he was responsible for the environmental design of a portfolio of projects with a total value close to $1B. He is currently a candidate in the Doctor of Design Program as the School of Architecture at Florida International University. Theodorus’s research lies at the intersection between artificial intelligence, computational environmental design, human-computer interaction, computational creativity, and generative design. He pursues research into concepts, such as open-ended generative design, practical tools to generate and articulate design intelligence, and mixed-initiative, co- creativity workflows that aim to radically change both how we think about and how we conduct architectural and engineering design in practice. He is an active member of the open-source AEC community and co-developer of the popular, open-source Computational Fluid Dynamics tool, Butterfly CFD. He has created a number of freely accessible online tutorials on a range of subjects and has taught workshops on performance-based design, design intelligence, and machine learning workflows in various universities around the world, including Bauhaus University Weimar, Technical University of Munich and Swinburne University.