Azam Khan is the Co-founder and CEO of Trax.GD, developing an urban scale symbiotic simulation and optimization platform. He founded the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) in 2010, is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and has been the Velux Guest Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Design. Azam received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen.
Azam has been the Director of Complex Systems Research at Autodesk Research where he led an international multidisciplinary team of 25 people including researchers, software developers, architects, and engineers. Previous to that, he was Research Scientist at Alias Systems. He has co-authored over 70 articles in modeling and simulation theory and practice, visual analytics, visual cognition, Human Bayesian inference, human-computer interaction, sensor networks, and architectural design. The core of the simulation research has been published as SyDEVS, an open source project implementing a multi-paradigm, multi-scale systems simulation framework to support modeling of complex natural and artificial systems.