MArch, Mehrvarz, M.

Mahan Mehrvarz is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Mahan's current research in AI Futures Lab speculates about ways that AI can align the design of everyday collaboration tools towards justice and fairness. Through practice-led and creative research modalities, Mahan aims to explore tangible alternative scenarios of remote working in which AI mediates the ways remote workers are seen and evaluated.

Academic Background

Mahan holds an M.Arch specializing in situated technologies from the State University of New York (UB) where he was awarded the prestigious Henry Adams Gold Medal of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. In addition to a decade of his contributions to the professional practice as a design lead and developer within Architecture and Interaction design, he has been involved in research via the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, and Tehran Urban Innovation Center.