Ahmed is a computational designer, architect and geometry junkie. He is currently a research fellow at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering studying geometry-function relationships in biological composites and fabricating their synthetic analogs. He also works at Brigham and Women’s hospital’s surgical planning lab, designing hardware for sizing heart valve prosthesis and image guided surgery. His interests include computational geometry, additive manufacturing and developing tools for the web. Ahmed received a Masters degree in Design Technology from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with thesis research in Material Analytics bridging design computation, material mechanics and digital fabrication. With 4 years of post-graduate work experience as an architect, he has been involved with Foster + Partners in Beijing, responsible for the cladding and steel structure packages on the Datong Art Museum. Prior to that, Ahmed managed a small team as a Project Architect for Playze in Shanghai recycling shipping containers into habitable spaces. He also worked in New York, Dubai & Abu Dhabi with offices including Case, Aedas and BurtHill. Ahmed received a NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Sharjah in 2009. On weekends, Ahmed enjoys flying single engine planes, practicing Mandarin and eating chocolate chip cookies.