Azam Khan is the Head of the Environment & Ergonomics Research Group at Autodesk Research. He is the Founder of the Parametric Human Project Consortium, SimAUD: the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, and the CHI Sustainability Community. He is also a Founding Member of the International Society for Human Simulation and is currently the Velux Guest Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, at the Center for IT and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He has published over 50 articles in simulation, human-computer interaction, architectural design, sensor networks, and sustainability. His team is currently developing a new experimental simulator called DesignDEVS to explore big simulation as a component of eScience.