Senior Principal Research Scientist
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.
Sustainability through Optimal Design of Buildings for Natural Ventilation using Updated Comfort and Occupancy Models
The benefits of incorporating natural ventilation simulation into a…
Generative design for COVID-19 and future pathogens using stochastic multi-agent simulation
Proposing a generative design workflow that integrates a stochastic…
Algorithms for Voxel-based Architectural Space Analysis
This approach provides a simple and robust way to compute…
With simulation results in hand, an architect can better predict the…
Systems Design and Simulation
Predictive models of complex systems will require a more scalable,…
Project Dasher: Real-Time Building Performance in BIM
Project Dasher is an Autodesk research project using a BIM-based…
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