Dimitris Papanikolaou is an Assistant Professor at UNC Charlotte, jointly between the School of Architecture and the Department of Software and Information Systems in the College of Computing and Informatics. His research investigates how urban form and social behavior affect dynamics of human mobility and how novel technologies, social mechanisms, and design strategies can create more intelligent shared urban and mobility systems. His interests include urban modeling, system dynamics, agent-based systems, ubiquitous computing, data visualization, urban operations research, and design research. Dr. Papanikolaou has worked at Microsoft Research on applications of the internet of things and at the MIT Media Lab co-developing Mobility on Demand, an intelligent sharing system of electric foldable cars, named by TIME magazine as the best automotive invention of 2007. His research has received distinctions, including the Buckminster Fuller Challenge; the Harvard Deans’ Design Challenge; the MIT Transportation showcase award in Economics, Finance, Policy and Land Use; the Harvard Fellowship on Energy and Environment; the Harvard Meyer Transportation Research award; and a Fulbright Fellowship. He has taught at New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Harvard University and has been an invited speaker in universities, research labs, and design studios such as the University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, CMU, Microsoft Research, Pennsylvania State University, NOKIA Research, University of California Berkeley, UN Studio, and OMA. Dr. Papanikolaou holds a Doctor of Design (DDes) from Harvard Graduate School of Design, a Master of Science from MIT Media Lab (MIT School of Architecture + Planning), a Master of Science in Architecture studies in Design Computation from MIT School of Architecture + Planning, and a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from National Technical University of Athens.
Personal webpage: www.dimitris-papanikolaou.com