Pirouz Nourian

Pirouz Nourian

Assistant Professor of Design Informatics

TU Delft

Pirouz Nourian is an assistant professor of design informatics with expertise and interest in computational generative design, specifically by means of mathematical modelling, geometrical, topological, or graph-theoretical computing. He has developed several computational tool-suites, most well-known among which are Space Syntax and Cheetah for Grasshopper 3D. Pirouz teaches mathematics and programming (Algorithms, Data Models, C#, Python) within MSc Architecture, MSc Building Technology and MSc Geomatics programs. He has a PhD in Design Informatics, an MSc in Architecture, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering with a major in Control Engineering. He is an architect with three years professional experience, a carpenter, and a research software engineer.

Interests
  • Generative Design
  • Gamification of Design
  • Participatory Design
  • Topology Optimization
  • Shape Optimization
  • Earth & Masonry Architecture
  • Numerical Computing
  • Scientific Computing
  • Applied Mathematics
Education
  • PhD in Design Informatics, Graph Theoretical Methods for Design and Analysis of Spatial Configurations, 2016

    Delft University of Technology

  • MSc in Architecture, 2009

    Tehran University of Art

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, Major in Control Systems Engineering, 2004

    K.N.Toosi University of Technology