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Rodolphe el-Khoury, PhD.

Program Director | Smart Cities Dean| School of Architecture

In addition to his role as Program Director of Smart Cities, Dr. Rodolphe el-Khoury is Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. He was Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He also taught at Columbia University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Princeton University, and has had Visiting Professor appointments atMIT, University of Hong Kong, and Rice University (Cullinen Visiting Chair).

Christopher C. Mader

Director | Software Engineering

Christopher C. Mader joined the University of Miami Center for Computational Science in 2007 as Director of the Software Engineering core. Mr. Mader has been developing software systems for scientific applications, and leading development teams for over 15 years at a number of research organizations including: Stanford University, The Institute for Genomic Research (now J. Craig Venter Institute), and The Scripps Research Institute, as well as a variety of commercial organizations. His interests include the development of service-oriented architectures and text mining.

Tim Norris

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow

Tim Norris received his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. During his two-year fellowship at the University of Miami, he will assist in building awareness of and educating the University's research communities in current best practices in data preservation and management planning, including documentation and metadata standards. He will participate in an environmental scan of research data management needs across the University's schools and colleges; work with relevant staff across units in the development of a data management service focusing mainly on building data resources such as a registry; sharing research experience and expertise with the Libraries' Education and Outreach department; and working collaboratively with university staff to develop outreach and training strategies for faculty and administrators.

Carie Penabad

Director of Undergraduate Education, and Associate Professor | School of Architecture

Carie Penabad received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University. Upon graduation she went to work for the office of Machado & Silvetti in Boston, and in 2001 she established her own practice in Miami with partner Adib Cure. The work of CURE & PENABAD Architects has received numerous awards including American Institute of Architects awards, state and local preservation awards, a National Congress for New Urbanism Award, and a Silver Medal prize at the 2010 Miami Biennale. Most recently, the firm was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Marcus Cooperation Architectural Prize for emerging architectural talent.

Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos

Assistant Professor | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

He received my PhD in 2012 from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for the design of an active deployable tensegrity structure. From 2012 to 2014, He joined Princeton University as Postdoctoral Researcher for the Form-Finding Lab. Since January 2015, he is an Assistant Professor at Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami. His research interests include tensegrity structures; adaptive, sensory and active structures; form finding and analysis of structures; structural design and optimization; space engineering and construction; resilience and sustainability; and computer-aided engineering.

Amin Sarafraz, PhD

Associate Scientist | Software Engineering

Dr. Amin Sarafraz joined the Software Engineering group at the University of Miami Center for Computational Science in 2012. He received his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Miami in 2012. During his graduate studies, he was part of several multi-disciplinary projects. Amin’s graduate work involved applications of computer vision in civil engineering, including underwater imaging, image enhancement in scattering media, 3D reconstruction, and non-destructive testing. While pursuing the doctoral degree, he was in charge of image analysis for autism research project in the Infant Development Lab at Florida International University. His main research interests include photogrammetry, image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition.

Chance Scott

Research Analyst | Software Engineering

Chance is currently working on the Pulley Ridge Project.

Waganda Zuo, PhD

Assistant Professor | Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Zuo's research focuses on modeling and simulation of smart, sustainable and resilient buildings, communities and cities. Dr. Zuo is the recipient of IBPSA-USA Emerging Professional Award, Eliahu I. Jury Early Career Research Award, Provost Research Award, and SEEDS Leadership Award. Dr. Zuo is a Member of the University of Miami Center for Computational Science (CCS); Treasurer and Affiliate Director (representing USA) of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA); Chair of IBPSA-USA Research Committee; Secretary, former Research Subcommittee Chair and former Voting Member of ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 4.10 Indoor Environment Modeling; Secretary and Voting Member of ASHRAE TC 7.4 Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings; Voting Member of ASHRAE TC 4.7 Energy Calculations.