BURCIN BECERIK-GERBER


LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Doctor of Design, Harvard University
Master’s Degree, Engineering, University of California-Berkeley
Master’s Degree, Architecture, Istanbul Technical University
Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture, Istanbul Technical University
Dr. Becerik-Gerber’s research falls at the intersection of built environment, machine intelligence, and systems thinking. Specifically, her work focuses on the acquisition, modeling, and analysis of the data needed for user-centered built environments, and the development of novel frameworks and visualization techniques to improve built-environment efficiency, while increasing user satisfaction.  Her work, which has received support worth over 5 million dollars from a variety of sources, including National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and Department of Transportation, brings together a variety of disciplines, such as engineering, design, computer science, psychology and architecture. She is currently advising six Ph.D. students, several masters and undergraduate students in the Informatics for Intelligent Built Environments focus area. She is the recipient of MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Recognition (2012), NSF CAREER Award (2014), Viterbi Junior Research Award (2016), Mellon Mentoring Award (2017), Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation Award (CETI) from FIATECH (2018) and the Rutherford Visiting Fellowship at the Alan Turing Institute (2018).