Hamed Seiied Alavi

Lecturer and Senior Scientist (Maître-Assistant)


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Artificial Intelligence in Architecture and Urban Design

Human-Building Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction

Ubiquitous Computing

Department of Informatics

PER 21 bu. A440
Bd de PĂ©rolles 90
1700 Fribourg
PER 21, A440


Hamed 's research is focused on the future of human's interactive experiences with built environments. Particularly, he is interested in the engagement of computer science in the evolution of buildings and urban spaces as they increasingly incorporate artificial intelligence, context-aware automation, and interactivity.
What are the specific attributes of building that HCI and Ubicomp researchers should take into account when shifting attention and scale from "artefact" to "architecture", from usability and engagement to occupant comfort across multiple dimensions (e.g., thermal, visual, acoustic, respiratory), and from (often) short lifespan or discretionary to durable and immersive experiences? These and other questions that embody the complexity of our interactive experiences with built environments define the scope of Hamed's research, which he has been developing with the notion of Human-Building Interaction.

Research and publications