Bolojan is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Applied Arts, Institute of Architecture, Vienna, Austria. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the University of Applied Arts, Institute of Architecture, Vienna – Austria, where he studied under the late architect Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher at the Zaha Hadid Vienna Studio. He later joined the research project "Agent-Based Parametric Semiology" (Research Grant Funding- PEEK – FWF. Der Wissenshaftsfonds) as Research Fellow under the supervision of Lead Researcher Patrik Schumacher. The research explores agent-based systems as agent-based life process simulations (architectural crowds) to operationalize the semantic layer within the design process, where the semiological code is defined in terms of the agent's behavioral rules when interacting with a variety of spatial features.
In 2013, he founded his own research studio Nonstandardstudio, where his work and design research developed at the intersection of generative design, computation, multi-agent systems, neural networks and machine learning. The studio focuses on generative design strategies and algorithmic techniques that target the creation of highly complex autopoietic systems that could offer new opportunities for the architectural organization, articulation and signification. These strategies emerge from growth processes, rule-based, multi-agent systems and bottom-up driven design.
Bolojan also joined the internationally renowned architecture office CoopHimmelblau, Vienna, Austria, as computational designer, where he had the opportunity to practice on numerous internationally renowned projects and competitions. Shortly after joining CoopHimmelblau, he held the position of junior associate, computational design specialist and founder and head of Chbl|Code. As head, he was the leading role of developing custom computational design tools (e.g. standalone apps, plugins and add-ons), computational design strategies, virtual and augmented reality applications, machine learning and neural networks applications, as well as robotic fabrication processes. He said he is responsible for the office's current drive to develop deep learning strategies aimed at the augmentation of the designer's native abilities through the development of the DeepHimmelblau Neural Network.
Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., is the associate vice president for STEM partnerships in the Division of Academic Affairs. In this position, he acts as a liaison between FAU and the Max Planck Florida Institute by leading strategic academic programming between the two institutions for graduate and undergraduate studies. These unique programs include the International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior, FAU Max Planck Honors Program, Magar Fellows Data Science Program and Max Planck Academy partnership with the FAU High School in Jupiter. He also works directly with the FAU Scholars Program to develop exclusive academic programming to promote the recruitment and retention of National Merit Scholars.
Dawson-Scully received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Queen’s University in Canada, and his doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Toronto. He joined FAU in 2008, and in 2016 served as the associate director for the FAU Brain Institute where he assisted in developing the university research pillar, from the ground-up. He has also previously served as the associate dean for graduate atudies in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. He is currently an active professor of biological sciences and director of the FAU Max Planck Honors Program.
Carol Gould, Ph.D., is a professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Gould earned her doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, SUNY Buffalo, where she had also received her bachelor’s in philosophy, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Gould specializes in ancient philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of psychiatry. She publishes widely in these areas, as well as in Japanese philosophy.
She also co-edited “Art, Ethics and Representations of the Holocaust,” published in 2014.
In addition to her membership in various philosophical organizations, she has served on editorial boards and as peer reviewer for several academic presses and professional journals.
Marques is a Sigma Xi Distinguished Speaker, a Fellow of the Leshner Leadership Institute of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, and a senior member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Nojoumian’s research interests lie in cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence (AI) and society, human autonomy interactions, and cross-disciplinary research on the intersections of computer science and other disciplines. His featured research projects focus on trust between human and self-driving cars, private planning and coordinating among autonomous drones, reputation-based cryptocurrency mining and impact of malicious attacks on robotic systems. He has been a technical program committee member of interdisciplinary conferences such as the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and Association for
Computing Machinery conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society and the conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, among others.
Peluso is the past editor of the journal Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, author of more than 25 articles and 12 chapters related to the therapeutic relationship, family therapy, couples counseling and Adlerian Theory. He is currently directing a multi-year study of the quality of the therapeutic relationship using observational coding of verbal and non-verbal behavior, and mathematically modelling it using dynamical systems mathematics.
In addition, he has written and produced a video series to accompany his “Principles” textbook, and a featured speaker in the Therapy Talks video series by Alexander Street Press.
Peluso is also the current past president of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association. His areas of clinical expertise include couples therapy, infidelity, family therapy, traumatic grief and loss, and domestic violence.
Vallacher has been a visiting scholar at University of Texas at Austin; Claremont Graduate University, California; University of Bern, Switzerland; Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich, Germany; and University of Montpellier, France. He has received funding for his research from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the Polish Science Foundation, the Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation.
He has authored or edited nine professional books, authored a social psychology text, and written more than 150 book chapters and journal articles. He has presented the results of his research at more than 150 national and international conferences and delivered invited addresses at more than 20 universities in the United States and Europe.
Vallacher and his colleagues at several universities were among the first to adapt principles and methods from complexity science and dynamical systems to investigate a wide range of topics in personality and social psychology, including self-concept, self-regulation, mindfulness, social judgment, social influence, close relationships, stereotyping and prejudice, sport psychology, social change and international conflict. Today he is widely recognized as a leader in this redirection of the field.