Mina Konaković Luković – Faculty

Mina is an Assistant Professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where she leads the Algorithmic Design Group. Previously, she was a Schmidt Science Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. She earned her PhD in 2019 in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). She received her MSc and BSc from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics. Her research focuses on computer graphics, computational fabrication, 3D geometry processing, and machine learning, including architectural geometry and the design of programmable materials. She received the ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention, the Eurographics PhD Award, and was awarded the 2021 SIAM Activity Group on Geometric Design Early Career Prize.

Website | minakl [at] mit [dot] edu

Fern Keniston – Administrative Assistant

Fern provides complex administrative, research and academic support for Professors Antonio Torralba, Peter Szolovits and Mina Konaković Luković, as well as the EECS annual AI+D Search.

fern [at] csail [dot] mit [dot] edu

Zachary Ferguson – Postdoctoral Associate

Zachary Ferguson is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Algorithmic Design Group at MIT CSAIL. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University in 2023. His research focuses on the development of robust differentiable simulation techniques and their applications to computational fabrication, biomechanics, and robotics. His research has been recognized by the Adobe Research Fellowship, NYU Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, and Jacob T. Schwartz Ph.D. Fellowship.

Website | zfergus [at] mit [dot] edu

Ane Zuniga – PhD student

Ane Zuniga is a PhD student who joined ADG in Fall 2022. Previously, she obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Mechatronic Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida (Germany).

anezu [at] mit [dot] edu

Ryan Mei – PhD student

Ryan is interested in the joint design of hardware and algorithms for optical, biological, and robotic systems. Previously, he completed his bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Business Administration at UC Berkeley. In his free time, he enjoys the great outdoors, photography, and cooking. Ryan joined ADG in Fall 2023.

rmei [at] mit [dot] edu

Maxine Perroni-Scharf – PhD student

Maxine is a PhD student who joined the Algorithmic Design Group in Fall 2023. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Dartmouth College, and her master’s degree in computer science from Princeton University where she was advised by Prof. Szymon Rusinkeiwicz. Her research lies at the intersection of digital fabrication, computer graphics and machine learning.

Website | max1 [at] mit [dot] edu

Akib Zaman – PhD student

Akib Zaman is a PhD student in EECS MIT who joined ADG in Fall 2023. He completed his Undergraduate in Computer Science and Engineering from the Military Institute of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. His current research focuses on optimization techniques at the intersection of Robotics and Geometry Processing.

akib [at] mit [dot] edu

Xiao Sean Zhan – PhD student

Sean is a PhD student who plays with shapes. His research focuses on the intersection of computer graphics and artificial intelligence; he uses machine learning techniques to understand, generate, and manipulate 3D shapes. He aims to democratize shape creation. Sean previously obtained his Sc.B. from Brown University. In his free time, he plays ultimate frisbee and guitar, rides (and sometimes builds) his bike, and makes film photographs. He joined ADG in Fall 2023.

Website | zhanx [at] mit [dot] edu

Toshiki Aoki – incoming PhD student (starting Feb 2024)

Toshiki is a senior student at The University of Tokyo. His area of research lies in Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Graphics, especially in Digital Fabrication.

Website | toshi67 [at] mit [dot] edu