Dr. Maciej Daniel Zawidzki

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SUTD-MIT Postdoc Fellow

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Website: http://www.zawidzki.com/
Pillar / Cluster: Information Systems Technology and Design

MIT Advisor: Takehiko Nagakura
SUTD Advisors: Bige Tuncer, Ngai Man (Man) Cheung

Biography

Dr. Maciej Zawidzki is currently a postdoctoral fellow at SUTD-MIT PDP. Recently, he has completed postdoctoral fellowship at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Tokyo, funded by a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He received Eng. and M.Arch degrees from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, in 2000 and the D.Eng degree from Ritsumeikan University, Japan, in 2010.

From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Zawidzki worked with Howard Alan Architects, Chicago, as a partner architect in the studio specializing in solar architecture.
From 2006 to 2007, he worked at Studio E Architects, London, England, a studio specializing in sustainable and public architecture.

Research Areas
  • Modular systems
  • Optimization (constrained, discrete)
  • Grid systems
  • Agent-based systems
  • Sustainability & Daylighting
Awards & Publications

Awards

  1. JSPS: the research grant from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for the postdoctoral fellowship at RCAST, the University of Tokyo, Japan, October 2011 – September 2013.
  2. MEXT: the scholarship from Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology for the doctoral course at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, April 2007 – September 2010.
  3. 2001 – 2002 – a scholarship at the Polish Academy of Sciences.
  4. A scientific scholarship for three semesters (from 7th to 9th) at Warsaw University of Technology.
  5. Scholarship to Technische Universitaet Berlin – 3 months in 1998 at Stadt- und Regionalplanung Institut.
  6. Scholarship to University of Detroit Mercy, MI, USA – one semester in1997.

Journal Papers

  1. Zawidzki M., The influence of grid rotation in von Neumann and Moore neighborhoods on agent’s behavior in pedestrian simulation, Complex-Systems (in print).
  2. Zawidzki M., Dynamic shading of a building envelope based on rotating polarized film system controlled by one-dimensional cellular automata in regular tessellations (triangular, square and hexagonal), Advanced Engineering Informatics (available on-line).
  3. Zawidzki M., Retrofitting of pedestrian overpass by Truss-Z modular systems using graph-theory approach, Advances in Engineering Software (under review).
  4. Zawidzki M., Chraibi M., Nishinari K., Crowd-Z: the user-friendly framework for crowd simulation on an architectural floor plan, Pattern Recognition Letters, 44, pp. 88–97, 2014.
  5. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Modular Pipe-Z system for three-dimensional knots, Journal for Geometry and Graphics, 17(1), pp. 81–87, 2013.
  6. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Shading for building facade with two-color one-dimensional range-two cellular automata on a square grid, Journal of Cellular Automata, 8(3-4), pp. 147–163, 2013.
  7. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Application of evolutionary algorithms for optimum layout of Truss-Z linkage in an environment with obstacles, Advances in Engineering Software, 65, pp. 43–59, 2013.
  8. Zawidzki M., Bator M., Application of evolutionary algorithm for optimization of the sequence of initial conditions for the cellular automaton-based shading, Journal of Cellular Automata, 7 (5-6), pp. 363–384, 2013.
  9. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Modular Truss-Z system for self-supporting skeletal free-form pedestrian networks, Advances in Engineering Software, 47(1), pp. 147–159, 2012.
  10. Zawidzki M., Tateyama K., Nishikawa I., The Constraints Satisfaction Problem approach in the design of an architectural functional layout, Engineering Optimization, 43(9), pp. 943 – 966, 2011.
  11. Zawidzki M., Creating organic 3-dimensional structures for pedestrian traffic with reconfigurable modular “Truss-Z” system, Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, 8(1), pp. 61–87, 2013. (open access)
  12. Zawidzki M., Application of Semitotalistic 2D Cellular Automata on a triangulated 3D surface, Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, 6(1), pp. 34 – 51, 2011. (open access)
  13. Zawidzki M., Fujieda I., The prototyping of a shading device controlled by a cellular automation, Complex-Systems, 19(2), pp. 157 – 175, 2010. (open access)
  14. Zawidzki M., Implementing Cellular Automata for Dynamically Shading a Building Facade, Complex-Systems, 18(3), pp. 287 – 305, 2009. (open access)
  15. Chwieduk D., Pomierny W., Zawidzki M., Solar Schools Forum, Polish Solar Energy Journal PTES-ISES, 12, pp. 20 – 21, 2005 (in Polish).
  16. Zawidzki M., Eco-settlement as an integrated system consistent with the principles of Sustainable Development. Polish Solar Energy Journal PTES-ISES, 1, pp. 8 – 12, 2004 (in Polish).

Book Chapters

  1. M. Zawidzki, Cellular automaton shading for building envelopes, in P. Rosin, A. Adamatzky, and X. Sun, (eds.), Cellular Automata in Image Processing and Geometry, Springer-Verlag, July 2014.

Conference Papers

  1. Zawidzki M., Emergence in modular shading system based on cellular automaton, Proceedings for the 9th Energy Forum on Advanced Building Skins, October 28–29, 2014, Bressanone, Italy (to appear).
  2. Zawidzki M., Nagakura T., Tuncer B., Calibration of image processing-based algorithm for automated public square evaluation, Proceedings for ECT2014: 9th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Naples, Italy, September 2–5, 2014.
  3. Zawidzki M., Nagakura T., Influence of grid type on agents behavior in simulations performed with Crowd-Z, Proceedings for ECT2014.
  4. Zawidzki M., Nagakura T., Foldable Truss-Z module, Proceedings for ICGG 2014: 16th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics, Innsbruck, Austria, August 4 – 8, 2014.
  5. Zawidzki M., Nagakura T., Arm-Z: a modular virtual manipulative, Proceedings for ICGG 2014.
  6. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Optimization of an architectural floor plan for a smooth crowd flow, Proceedings for CSC2013: 3rd International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Cagliari, Italy, 3 – 6, September 2013.
  7. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., The Preliminary Results for Pipe-Z Knot Optimization, Proceedings for CSC2013, Cagliari, Italy, 3 – 6, September 2013.
  8. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Controlling the Opacity of a Building Envelope by a Triangular Two-color Two-dimensional Cellular Automaton, in G.C. Sirakoulis and S. Bandini (Eds.): Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 7495: Cellular Automata, Proceedings of ACRI 2012: the 10th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry, Santorini, Greece, September 24 – 27, 2012, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 194–203, 2012.
  9. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Retrofitting a Truss-Z Modular Pedestrian Ramp with Fully Automated Generation of the Spatial Configuration of the Modules, Proceedings for CST 2012: 11th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 4–7, 2012.
  10. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Hanasaki T., Sugimoto H., Inexpensive fabrication of physical medium-size model of Truss-Z modules, Proceedings for ICGG 2012: 15th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics, Montreal, Canada, August 1 – 5, 2012.
  11. Zawidzki M., Nishinari K., Application of Evolutionary Algorithm for Optimization of the Layout of a Multi-Branched Network Constructed with Truss-Z System, Proceedings for WCCM 2012: 10th World Congress On Computational Mechanics, São Paulo, Brazil, July 8 – 13, 2012.
  12. Zawidzki M., Tateyama K., Application of Evolution Strategy for Minimization of the Number of Modules in a Truss Branch Created with the Truss-Z System, Proceedings for CSC2011: 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Chania, Crete, Greece, 6-9 September 2011.
  13. Zawidzki M., A cellular automaton controlled shading for a building facade, in Bandini S. et al. (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 6350: Cellular Automata, Proceedings of ACRI 2010: the 9th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry, Ascoli Piceno, Italy, September 21 – 24, 2010, Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp. 365 – 372, 2010.
  14. Zawidzki M., The modular truss system for pedestrian traffic and a computer implementation of an algorithm for creating the truss structure, Proceedings for CST2010: 10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Valencia, Spain, 2010.
  15. Zawidzki. M., An algorithm for constructing a truss network with the modular truss-Z system for pedestrian traffic in a 3D environment, Brebbia C. A. Capri A. (Eds.) Design and Nature V: Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, vol. 138, pp. 53 – 64, 2010.
  16. Zawidzki M., Nishikawa I., Discrete optimization of modular truss network in constrained environment, Proceedings for CJK-OSM6: 6th China-Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Optimization of Structural and Mechanical Systems, Kyoto, Japan, 2010.
  17. Zawidzki M., Implementation of Cellular Automata for dynamic shading of building facade, 28th International Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture ACADIA 2008: Silicon + Skin Biological Processes and Computation, Minneapolis, USA, 2008.
  18. Zawidzki M, Application of 2- color 1-dimension range-2 cellular automaton for dynamic change of shading panel opacity, SOLPOL 2008: International Conference on Renewable Energy- Innovative Technologies and New Ideas, Warsaw, Poland, 2008.
  19. Chwieduk, D., Zawidzki M., Eco-buildings and Polygeneration, Proceeding for NorthSun 2005: 10th International Conference on Solar Energy in High Latitudes,Vilnius, Lithuania, 2005.

Invited Lectures

  1. Invited tutorial: Computational Intelligence Methods for Architectural Design, Innovations in Information and Communication Science and Technology IICST 2013 — Third Postgraduate Consortium International Workshop, Tomsk, Russia, September 2 – 5, 2013.
  2. Cellular Automata – the aesthetics and practical applications in Engineering, Architecture & Design, Department of Computer Design and Graphics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, November 2005, Cracow, Poland.
  3. Daylight design (seminar), PTES-ISES (Polish Section of the International Solar Energy Society), Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2005.
  4. Daylight design: Window Improvements, Green Building Workshop, World Renewable Energy Congress 2005, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  5. Solar Energy Education Project for Schools, EuroSUN 2004: 5th ISES Europe Solar Conference, Freiburg, Germany.

Selected Presentations

  1. User-friendly framework for crowd simulation on an architectural floor plan, Wolfram Science Summer School 2012, Boston, USA.
  2. 2D Cellular Automata on triangulated 3D surface , NKS Summer School 2009, CNR, Pisa, Italy.
  3. Optimization of a modular 3D truss system at constrained support area, Advanced Mathematica Summer School 2009, Champaign, USA.
  4. Ideal House: Functional design of architectural layout: systematical search for configurations meeting given criteria, Advanced Mathematica Summer School 2008, Champaign, USA.
  5. Shading device controlled by Cellular Automaton, NKS Summer School 2005, Providence, USA.
  6. PTES-ISES (Polish Section of the International Solar Energy Society) Seminar: Daylight design, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2005.
  7. Daylight design: Window Improvements, Green Building Workshop, World Renewable Energy Congress 2005, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  8. Cellular Automata – the aesthetics and practical applications in Engineering, Architecture & Design, Invited lecture at the Department of Computer Design and Graphics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, November 2005, Cracow, Poland.
  9. Solar Energy Education Project for Schools, EuroSUN 2004: 5th ISES Europe Solar Conference, Freiburg, Germany.