Associate Professor M. Hank Haeusler [Dipl.-Ing. (Fh) / PhD (SIAL/RMIT)] is the Director of Computational Design in the Australian School of Architecture + Design at the University of NSW, Sydney. Haeusler is an internationally recognised researcher, educator, entrepreneur and designer in media architecture, digital technology, interaction design and ubiquitous computing.
He finished his PhD thesis ‘Spatial Dynamic Media Systems’ (VDM publishers, 2010) at SIAL/RMIT University, Melbourne supervised by Professor M. Burry in 2007 and received the RMIT University Research Prize in recognition of the achievement of excellence in a Higher Degree by Research Program assessed in 2008.
He is author of seven books including publications such as: ‘InterChanging – Future Design for Responsive Transport Environments’ (Spurbuch, 2014); ‘New Media Façade – A Global Survey’ (avedition, 2012); ‘Infostructure – A transport research project’ (Freerange Press 2010); ‘Chromatophoric Architecture – Designing for 3D media facades’ (Jovis, 2010); ‘Media Facades – History, Technology, Content’ (avedition, 2009) and over 40 book chapters, journal and conference papers. For his outstanding contribution to the field of media architecture he was appointed for Semester 1 2013 as a Visiting Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.
From 2012 Haeusler leads a competitive ARC Linkage Grant investigating how to relieve growing usage pressure on Australian public transport by using user-responsive digital technologies to offer a complementary approach to infrastructure expansion. He has lectured intensively in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia at several universities including SciArc Los Angeles, ETH Zurich, TU Munich, Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, University of Hong Kong and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen. He is a board member of the Media Architecture Institute Vienna / Sydney and curated several international summits and exhibitions with the Institute.
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