Saleh Kalantari

Saleh Kalantari

Saleh Kalantari, Ph.D., EDAC, is an assistant professor in Cornell University’s Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. He is the director of the Design and Augmented Intelligence Lab (DAIL) at Cornell, where his research group investigates human–technology partnerships in the design process, and the resulting opportunities for innovation and creativity. Dr. Kalantari’s work promotes generative-design approaches and the adoption of new design technologies to improve the relationship between people and their created environment. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing innovative AI-aided design tools with two main focus areas: (1) developing cyber–human systems to improve the application of designers’ ingenuity, skills, and competencies in the creation of a unique product; and (2) using biometric sensory data (EEG sensors, heart-rate monitors, motion-capture technology, etc.) and novel computational techniques to more effectively understand human responses to architectural intervention during the design process. Dr. Kalantari has previously taught at the University of Houston, Washington State University, and Texas A&M University.