Azam Khan is the Head of the Environment & Ergonomics Research Group at Autodesk Research. Starting in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, Azam focused on advanced 3D camera navigation interaction techniques, large displays, visualization, and pen-based interaction.
More recently, Azam has been exploring modeling and simulation including physics-based generative design, air flow and occupant flow in an architectural context, and simulation visualization and validation based on sensor-networks.
In 2009, Azam founded and chaired SimAUD, the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design to foster cross-pollination between the simulation research and the architecture research communities. Azam is also the Principal Investigator of the Parametric Human project and, in 2010, Azam became a founding member of the International Society of Human Simulation.