Dr.Filiz Ozel
Professor of Architecture
(Emerita)

The Design School
The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1605

ozel@asu.edu

Academic Experience
1999 - 2014 Professor, The Design School, Arizona State University
1995-99 Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Arizona State University
1994-95 Visiting Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Arizona State University
1992-95 Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Construction Management & Planning, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1989-92 Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, New Jersey Inst. of Technology
1987-89 Assistant Professor (Chair), Dept. of Interior Architecture, Bilkent University, College of Fine Arts (also teaching at Bogazici University during the first year)
1987-88 Faculty member, Bogazici University, Dept. of Computer Science, Istanbul, Turkey
1985-87 Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, New Jersey Inst. of Technology
Academic Administrative Experience
2013-2014 Director, PhD in Design, Environment and the Arts
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
2012-2014 Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design initiative, The Design School, Arizona State University
2007-2011 Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Academic Programs, Graduate College, Arizona State University
Graduate curriculum development, Arizona Board of Regents mandated academic program review of units, satisfactory academic progress policy and procedures, graduate policy and procedures
2003-2007 Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Programs, Division of Graduate Studies, Arizona State University
2000-2001 Interim Director, PhD in Environmental Design and Planning, Arizona State University
1997-2000 Assistant Director, School of Architecture, Arizona State University
Coordinator of the academic program review and the accreditation review of the School's programs
1993-1995 Graduate Coordinator, College of Architecture, Construction Management. & Planning, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
1987-1989 Founding Chair, Dept. of Interior Architecture, Bilkent University, College of Fine Arts, Ankara, Turkey
Education
D.Arch. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
M.Arch. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
B.Arch. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Bryn Mawr College, PA

Teaching
Architectural Design Studio
Design by Algorithm
Parametrics and Design
Digital Design and Culture
Research Methods in Architecture
Computer Graphics Programming in Architecture
Theory and Methods in Digital Architectural Design
Ph.D. Dissertations (as chair, co-chair or member)
Master's Theses (as chair, co-chair or member)

Research Interests
Life Safety Performance of Buildings and Egress Design
Human Behavior in Fire Emergencies in Buildings
Generative Systems and Design Computation
Computational aspects of Zoning, Planning and Building Codes
Building Information Modeling for Healthcare Facility Design
Selected Publications
Book Chapters and Articles

"SolarPierce: A Solar Path Based Generative System”. Article published in the proceedings of the eCAADe 2013 conference, Delft University, the Netherlands, Sept. 2013.

“Global and local design identities: East meets West”, article published in the proceedings of the ACSA Fall 2011 conference, Houston, TX, 2011

"Pattern Language and Embedded Knowledge in Building Information Modeling", article published in the proceedings of eCAADe 2007 conference, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2007

"Towards dynamic real-time informative warning systems", (co-author Robert Pahle), chapter in the book titled "Visualizing Sustainable Planning Models", Springer Verlag, Heidelberg,Germany, 2007

"Life safety code provisions and their impact on emergency egress behavior of people during fires", article published in the book titled "Unintended Consequences", Arizona State University, College of Design Publications, July 2007

“Confluence of Building Information for Design, Construction and Management of Buildings”, article published in the Journal of Architectural Computing, 2005.

“Standardization of Building Information Management”, in the proceedings of SIGRADI-2004 conference, VIII IberoAmerican Congress of Digital Graphic, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, November 2004.

Ozel, F., “Modulation and Mathematical Basis of Design”, the proceedings of eCAADe ’04 conference, (European Association for Computer Aided Design), Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2004

“An Evolutionary System to Generate Multi-objective Architectural Design Solutions” (co-author: Ajith Mulky), in the conference proceedings of GCAD ‘04 (Generative CAD Systems Symposium), Carnegie Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, July, 2004

“Data modeling issues in simulating the dynamic processes in life cycle analysis of buildings", (co-author: N. Kohler) in the journal Automation In Construction, Fall 2003

“Data Modeling of Buildings with BmXML” (co-authors: Robert Pahle, Manu Juyal), the proceedings of the eCAADe 2003 conference, Graz, Austria, September 2003

"The Impact of Digital and Manual Media on the Conceptualization Capability of Architects", (Co-authors, Abdelhameed, W., Abdellatif, M., & Daef, M.A.), Journal of Engineering Sciences (JES), October, 2003.

"An XML Framework for Data Modeling of Buildings", (co-authors: Pahle, R., and Juyal, M.), International Journal of Design Computing, Fall 2003

"Hierarchic verses Network Data Modeling of Buildings in XML", (co-authors: Juyal, M. and Pahle, R.) The Proceedings of the ARCC Conference, April, 2003

"Data Modeling and Databases in Life Cycle Analysis of Buildings", (co-author Niklaus Kohler), the Proceedings of ACADIA 2002 Conference, October 2002

"A Web-Base Daylighting Analysis Tool" (co-authors Hansa Makhija & Harvey Bryan) Proceedings of the 27th National Passive Solar Conference, American Solar Energy Society, R. Campbell-Howe, editor, Reno, NV., June 2002, pp. 509-514

"Multi-hazard Mitigation during Post-disaster Recovery Following an Earthquake", the Proceedings of the ACSA 2001 International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2001

"Time Pressure and Stress as a Factor During Emergency Egress", Safety Science Journal, Elsevier Publishers, the Netherlands, Spring 2001

"Architectural Knowledge and Database Management Systems", presented and published in the proceedings of eCAADe 2000 conference, Weimer, Germany, June, 2000

"Spatial Databases and Simulation of Dynamic Processes", presented and published in the Proceedings of CAADRIA '2000, Singapore, Spring 2000.

"Geometric Modeling in the Simulation of Fire/Smoke Spread in Buildings", the Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the Latin-American Society in Digital Graphics, SIGraDI '98, 1998.

"An Object Oriented Representation of Design Decisions", Journal Automation in Construction, Elsevier Publishers, the Netherlands, Fall 1998.

"The Role of Time Pressure and Stress on the Decision Process During Fire Emergencies", the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Behavior in Fire, sponsored by University of Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland, August 1998.

"Life Safety Issues in Hotel/Casino Occupancies", the Proceedings of the 2nd International Fire Research and Engineering Conference, Center for Fire Research, Spring 1998.

"Emergency Egress in Library Buildings", ACSA Southwest Regional Conference. Article published in the Working Papers of the Conference, October 1997. (With Brown, J., & Sambolin, G.),

"Design Decision Representation: An Object Oriented Approach", the Proceedings of the ACADIA '97 Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 1997. Editor

Ozel, F. and McIntosh, P. (guest editors) Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier Publishers, the Netherlands, October 1997.

Editor of ACADIA '96 Conference Proceedings (co-editor: McIntosh, P.), Tucson, AZ, October 1996.

"Cognitive Factors that Affect Emergency Egress in Hotel/Casino Occupancies", the Proceedings of the Environments for Tourism Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 1994

"A Computerized Fire Safety Evaluation System for Business Occupancies", the Proceedings of the CAD Futures '93 Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA., July 1993.

"How Cognitive Factors Influence Way Finding", the National Fire Protection Association Journal. May/June 1993, pp. 63-71.

“Computer Simulation of Human Behavior in Spaces”, Chapter published in "Environmental Simulation", (Ed.'s R. Marans & Dan Stokols), Plenum Publishing Co. 1993.

"Data Modeling Needs of Life Safety Code Compliance Applications", the Proceedings of the ACADIA 1992 Conference, Charleston, SC, October 1992.

"Simulation Modeling of Human Behavior in Buildings", Article published in "SIMULATION", Periodic publication of the Society for Computer Simulation, Summer 1992.

MacKellar, B. & Ozel, F., "ArchObjects: Design Codes as Constraints in an Object-oriented KBMS", The proceedings of the First International conference on Artificial Intelligence in Design, UK. June 1991.

"An Intelligent Simulation Approach in Simulating Dynamic Processes in Architectural Environments", The Proceedings of CAD Futures '91 Conference, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, July 1991.

"Simulation of Processes in Buildings as a Factor in the Object Representation of Built Environments", The Proceedings of IBPSA Building Simulation'91 Conference, Nice, France, August 1991.

“Calibration of Computer Model BGRAF: A Nursing Home Fire”, The Proceedings of BUSRU (Building Use and Safety Research Unit) Conference, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Portsmouth, UK., July 1988

"Simulating West Chase Hilton Hotel Fire: An Application for the Calibration of Computer Simulation BGRAF", the Proceedings of the CIB'86 Conference, Washington,DC, Sept. 1986.

"Time Pressure, Stress and Way Finding in fires: The role of Cue Utilization and Information Processing in the Decision Process of Route Selection" Abstract included in the proceedings of and presented at EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) 1986 Conference, Atlanta, GA. April 9-13, 1986.

"Computer Aided Design(CAD) and Fire Safety Research: An example and an Overview", Article published in the Proceedings of the ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) Workshop, Tempe, Arizona, 1985 pp.142-154

"Fire Safety Code Evaluation and Computer Aided Design" Article published in the Proceedings of AIA Research and Design '85 Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March, 1985 pp.197-202.

"A Stochastic Computer Simulation to Model the Behavior of People in Fires: An Environmental Cognitive Approach." the Proceedings of the Building Technology and Safety Conference, National Institute of Building Sciences, Los Angeles, CA. March 1985, pp.91-95.

Research Reports

Final reports for the funded project "Best practices for Zoning and Planning for Sunshot Rooftop Solar Project”, Department of Energy:

Model Language: Solar Access Element for zoning ordinances of desert cities in Arizona, 2013

Model Language: Solar Access Element for zoning ordinances of cities in the high country of Arizona, 2013

Current Work

"Life safety, New Materials and Emergency Egress in High Rise Buildings"

"Best practices for Zoning and Planning for Sunshot Rooftop Solar Project”
Co-PI on funded project by Department of Energy, ongoing through 2013

"BIM based Data Models and Modeling of Active Entities in Healthcare Facilities"
Article accepted for presentation and publication, Data Secretariat Conference, Iceland, 2013.

"Generative Systems and Design Computation "

Service
Academic
2013 Reviewer for the articles submitted to the Open Access Online Journal "Buildings" in the Fire and Life Safety category, 2013
2012-present Reviewer for the articles submitted to the Safety Science Journal, Elsevier Publishing, 2012-present
2010 Reviewer, Association for Computer Aided Design (ACADIA) 2010
2009 Invited Professional Presentation, Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Building Systems, Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
2009 PhD Program Reviewer, February 23-24, 2009, Texas Technological University. Lubbock, Texas
2009 Article Reviewer, EJER '09, EuroAsian Journal for Education Research
2008-09 Article Reviewer, ASCAAD '09, Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design
2008, May Invited Professional Presentation, Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Healthcare Design, Central Arizona Society of Healthcare Engineers, CASHE
2006-07 Reviewer, Journal of Architectural Computing
1998-2003 Reviewer, Association for Computer Aided Design (ACADIA)
1997-99 Reviewer, Fulbright Senior Scholar Specialist Review Committee
1995-98 Steering Committee Member, Association for Computer Aided Design (ACADIA)
1995-96 Technical Co-chair, responsible for the editing of the ACADIA '96 Proceedings

University
Fall 2012 - 2014 Executive Board member, Faculty Women Association, Arizona State University
2008 - 2011 Member, ASU University Provost's Advisory Council (UPAC),
2007- 2011 Associate Vice Provost, ASU/Graduate College
2007-2011 Member/coordinator, ASU/University Graduate Council
2003-2011 Member, ASU/CAPC (Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee)
2003-2007 Associate Dean, ASU/Division of Graduate Studies
2004-2007 Chair, ASU/Tempe Graduate Council
2004- 2014 ASU Faculty Women's Association, member
1997-98 Member, ASU/University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

College
2013 - 2014 Executive Committee, PhD in Design, Environment and the Arts, member
2012 - 2013 Executive Committee, The Design School, member
2012 - 2013 Curriculum committee,The Design School, member
2011 - 2014 Personnel Committee, The Design School, member
Fall 2011 - 2014 Chair, Ad Hoc committee for BS in Environmental Design
Spring 2012 The Design School, Master of Science in Design (MSD) committee, member
Fall 2011 Ad Hoc committee for Research Methods in Design, member
2002 - 2003 School of Architecture, executive committee
2000-2001 Interim Director, PhD in Environmental Design and Planning
1997-2000 Assistant Director, School of Architecture
Coordinator of the academic program review and the accreditation review of the School's programs
1996-2000 Chair, College of Architecture and Environmental Design Computer Committee
1995-2000 Member, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program Executive Committee

Community Service
2002 - 2006 City of Tempe, Arizona, Design Review Board
2006-2010 City of Sunnyslope, Arizona, Revitalization Project

Professional Affiliations
Member, Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in United States of America
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Member, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)
Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Member, eCAADe,(Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe)
Member, Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital (SIGraDI)


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Last update: Summer, 2014