Ali M. Malkawi, is a professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He teaches architectural technology and computation and conducts research in the areas of computational simulation, building performance evaluation, and design decision support. He is founding director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities and Co- Area Head Master of Design for Energy and Environments.
He was also the founder and director of the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, a global consortium dedicated to research, new knowledge, analytical tools, processes, simulation techniques, technologies and programmes of continuing education.
He has consulted on a number of large projects, including airports, “super” towers, industrial factories, and commercial and residential projects. He has provided governments with strategic guidance on building energy-related topics and has led efforts to develop the first performance-based sustainability rating system in the Middle East. He is the lead author or co-author of over 100 scientific papers and of two books on computationally driven design and simulation. Malkawi was recently honoured with the Jordan Star of Science by Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.
Previously he has taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a professor of architecture and the chairperson of the graduate group in architecture.
Professor Malkawi received his BS in architectural engineering and environmental design from Jordan University of Science and Technology, his MArch from the University of Colorado, and his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in architectural technology/artificial intelligence.