Speakers 2011

Georges Abou Jaoude

Georges Abou Jaoud is a Professor at the Laboratory of Informatics and Visualization (LIV) Faculty of Environment and Architecture (ENAC) at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Appointed Extraordinary Professor at EPFLs Department of Architecture in 1992, he taught computer science and architecture, and is currently conducting research in the field of modeling, representation and simulation. Alongside his activities in the academic field, he worked as an architect on various projects in Switzerland and abroad, and conducts applied research in computer graphics for several entities including the Spanish Government. From 1984 to 1988, he was assistant to Professor Charles Rapin at the Chair of Applied Computing at EPFL. Georges Abou Jaoud was also lecturer in 1989, before becoming Professor of Architecture and Computer Ecience at the University of Geneva in 1990. After earning his baccalaureate degree from Nancy, he studied architecture at USEK in Lebanon and at IIT Chicago, and finally at EPFL, where he graduated in 1984. He has also appeared numerous times as a media expert on visualization including for the BBC.