Rhys Goldstein

Senior Principal Research Scientist

Americas

Biography

Rhys Goldstein is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk Research who specializes in space analysis, visual programming, and multi-agent simulation for architectural design. Rhys has published papers on a wide range of topics including visualizing the spread of COVID-19 in office environments, representing time in multiscale simulations, and using Pascal’s Triangle to select travel paths through buildings. He has also developed modeling tools such as the SpaceAnalysis and VASA packages for Dynamo.

Before joining Autodesk, Rhys completed a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Carleton University. He also worked in mineral exploration for a few years, leading geophysical surveys in Oman, Tasmania, Alaska, Cyprus, and all over Canada.

Rhys enjoys soccer, climbing, playing the piano, solving math problems, and chess. He lives in Toronto.

Publications (38)

Publication

2023

Sustainability through Optimal Design of Buildings for Natural Ventilation using Updated Comfort and Occupancy Models

The benefits of incorporating natural ventilation simulation into a…

Publication

2023

Generative design for COVID-19 and future pathogens using stochastic multi-agent simulation

Proposing a generative design workflow that integrates a stochastic…

Publication

2023

Algorithms for Voxel-based Architectural Space Analysis

This approach provides a simple and robust way to compute…

Projects

Project

2022

Building Simulation

With simulation results in hand, an architect can better predict the…

Project

2022

Systems Design and Simulation

Predictive models of complex systems will require a more scalable,…

Project

2019

Project Dasher: Real-Time Building Performance in BIM

Project Dasher is an Autodesk research project using a BIM-based…

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