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Welcome to my portfolio! I'm an architect presently working with computational design, parametric modelling and digital fabrication. I am interested in the relationships between creative practice and technology and I investigate this through practice-based research.
Currently I serve as assistant professor at Aalborg University with the Research Laboratory for Art and Technology (RELATE).

This is how I would say that my research interests have evolved over time:
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Below, you will find a graphical representation of my career so far.
Over the years, I've collaborated with computer scientists, structural, electrical and mechanical engineers, material scientists, urban planners, geographers, sociologists, medical doctors, sculptors, music and performance artists and theorists.
This has taught me that sometimes fields face similar problems although these problems are hidden under jargon. For example, the shortest path problem in computer science is useful in urban planning as well as in toolpath finding when programming robot movement; the medical industry can benefit greatly from working with geometry savy people for prothesis, medical devices, artificial organs from medical imaging and so on). The challenge is to start collaborations and take the time to build a shared vocabulary, yet once this is in place there are almost unlimited value-bringing opportunities.
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In 2018 I started working with RELATE at Aalborg University, as a postdoctoral researcher and from 2020, I became an assistant professor here.
Before coming to Aalborg University, I spent one year as a computational designer with 3d printing electronics and software company Create it Real in Aalborg (2017-2018). I ended up here with a 6 month Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs scholarship (2017) as the CEO of Genotype - my computational design consultancy.
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Between finishing my PhD (2015) and coming to Denmark I worked at Genotype from Cluj, my hometown in Romania, with clients from all over the world, but mostly from the USA, UK, Holland, and Australia.
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Previously I did a Bsc.+Msc. in architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania (2005-2011). Immediately after I started my PhD called 'Living and Non-Living Natural Models in Computational Architecture' at the same university (2011-2015). I worked under the supervision of architect Mircea Moldovan, structural engineer Ludovic Kopenetz and architectural theorist Dana Vais.
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I also spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonya in Barcelona doing a Master in Advanced Architecture (2012-12013). Our final project was supervised by architect Enric Ruiz Geli from Cloud 9.
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Apart from this, I worked as an urban planner / architect in Cluj with architecture and urban planning studiosĀ Pro Atrium and Experiment Proiect for a total of 4 years.
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