Lecturer, MIT Architecture
Research Scientist, Human-Computer Interaction Engineering Group, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
77 Massachusetts Ave Room 7-337
Cambridge, MA 02139
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Master of Science in Architecture Studies, Design Computation Program. GPA: 4.90/5.00
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Master of Science in Architecture Studies, Interdepartmental Program “Design-Space-Culture”.
GPA: 9.73 / 10.00
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Diploma in Architectural Engineering,
GPA: 8.68 / 10.00
Grants & Awards
MIT Council of the Arts Grant, 2019
Post-graduate Teaching Fellowship at MIT Architecture, 2018
MIT Merit Fellowship for SM in Design and Computation, 2017
Harold Horowitz Research Grant, 2017
A. Onassis Foundation Scholarship for graduate studies at MIT, 2017
A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship for graduate studies at MIT, 2017
Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship for graduate studies at MIT, 2017
William Mitchell Grant for independent research, 2016
MIT Graduate Fellowship for SM in Design and Computation, 2016
Lilian Voudouri Scholarship for studies at NTUA, 2014
Eurobank-Ergasias Award of Excellence, 2007
09/2018 - Present
Researcher, Human-Computer Interaction Engineering (HCIE) Laboratory, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). PI: Professor Stefanie Mueller.
Conducting research on efficient methods for testing of physical designs and products. Working on background research, development of software tools, and design of user studies.
06/2018 - 08/2018
Interaction Designer, MIT International Design Center (MIT IDC) in collaboration with Philips Lighting. PI: Marcelo Coelho.
Built a mobile application for controlling large-scale urban infrastructures. Designed and programmed the technical pipeline of the application, and worked on 3D modeling, electronics production, CNC cutting and 3D printing of prototypes.
05/2015 – 02/2016
Research Assistant, NTUA. Lidoriki Project: Survey, Documentation and Mapping in the Historical Region of Doris, Greece. PIs: Miltiadis Katsaros, Todd Breningmeyer.
Designed an application that collects and presents data
related to traditional settlements of the Doris region in Greece, provided by UAV 3-dimensional mapping, GPS data, and in situ measurements.
Instructor of the class “Material Interfaces for Human-Centered Design” at MIT Architecture
Co-instructor of the class “Transensational Objects: Studio on Inclusive Design” at MIT Architecture. Co-instructor: Athina Papadopoulou.
Co-instructor of the undergraduate design studio “How to Design”. Co-instructor: Professor Skylar Tibbits.
Instructor at NuVu Innovation School. Studios Taught: “Machine Art”, “Augmented Video Games”, “Smart Tools”.
Teaching Assistant for the studio “4.101: Introduction to Design Techniques and Technologies”. Instructors: Skylar Tibbits, Jeremy Jih.
Teaching Assistant at the Department of Architecture at MIT for the class “SMArchS Thesis Preparation”. Instructors: Professorss Terry Knight, Takehiko Nagakura.
Teaching Assistant at the School of Architecture of the NTUA for the course: “An Aesthetic Approach to Architecture”. Instructor: Professor Panayiotis Tournikiotis.
Teaching Assistant at the School of Architecture of the NTUA for the course “Special Subject: History of Modernity in Architecture”. Instructor: Professor Panayiotis Tournikiotis.
10/2014 – 06/2015
Architect/Project Architect at Dimitris Papalexopoulos Architectural Office, Athens, Greece.
Developed constructional details and worked on 3D CAD models and visualizations for the renovation of two historical residences in Spetses island, Greece.
04/2014 – 09/2014
Architect at Vozani Ariadni Architectural Office, Athens, Greece.
Worked on 2D and 3D CAD models and landscape design for a 1000m2 residence in Naxos island, Greece.
05/2013 – 09/2013
Intern Architect at Workshop-S Architectural Office, Athens, Greece.
Worked on 2D and 3D CAD models and visualizations for a 2,300m2 landscape proposal in Ekali area, Attica, Greece.
Curatorial/Organizational Activity [selected]
Exhibition designer for the exhibition titled "Design on Display" at MIT Architecture, hosted by Rotch Library at MIT. Collaborators: Danniely Staback, Gerard Patawaran, Paul Pettigrew.
10/2016 - 11/2017
Visual Designer, Web Development and Organizational Activity for the ACADIA 2017 International Conference at MIT. Conference Chairs: Skylar Tibbits, Takehiko Nagakura.
01/2016 – 06/2016
Co-curator of the Exhibition “Lucien Hervé: The Summertime of Le Corbusier” at Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece. Collaborators: Panayotis Tournikiotis, Maria Tassopoulou.
Design Software: Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Premier, Autodesk 3ds Max Design (Autodesk Certified) / MAYA/ Fusion 360, Solidworks, Mastercam, McNeel Rhinoceros 3D / Grasshopper, MAXON Cinema 4D, Maxwell Render, Unity 3D
Computer Languages: Python, Processing IDE
Fabrication and Electronics: Electronics prototyping, production and debugging; computer-controlled cutting/machining; 3d printing; physical prototyping; molding/casting
Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings
Bacharidou, M. Touch, See, Make: Employing Active Touch in Computational Making. In
Proceedings of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, November 2017).
Bacharidou, M., Katsaros, M., Christofi, M., Naki, M. and Demetriou, N. Drones Above the Stones: A New Aerial Approach for Large Scale Documentation and Modelling of Architectural Heritage. In Proceedings of BIOCULTURAL International Conference. (University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 11-12 December 2015)
Bacharidou, M. and Adamopoulos, G. Matter and Knowledge Among Digital Communities. In Workshop Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IOS Press EBooks. (Athens, Greece, 18-19 July 2013)
Bacharidou, M. Active Prototyping: A Computational Framework for Designing while Making (SMArchS Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2018).
Bacharidou, M., Grigoriou, M., Fakiri, I. Ecostructures: Landscape Restoration in Kaiafas Ecosystem after the Fire Disaster in 2007 (Diploma Thesis, National Technical University of Athens, February 2014).
8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona. Exhibition of my Undergraduate Diploma Thesis “ECOSTRUCTURES” (Barcelona, Spain).
Exhibition of the project “Steel and Shadows” developed during the Omni(Progra)Chromatic Advanced Computational Design Workshop
organised by X|A Atelier (Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece).
Invited Presentations [selected]
Presentation of my research project titled “Active Prototyping: A Computational
Framework for Designing while Making” at the members of the MIT Ideation Laboratory
(MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering).
Presentation of my research projects “Touch, See, Make: Employing Active Touch in Computational Making” and “Active Prototyping: A Computational Framework
for Designing while Making” at the SMArchS Architecture Colloquium (MIT Architecture).
Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP), MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory