Ata Chokhachian is an architect and university lecturer at the chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He holds a Research Associate position at the chair for Architecture Informatics and Architecture Research Incubator (ARI). Ata specializes in computational design processes, urban performance modelling and applied machine learning methods. He is a doctoral candidate at TUM and is also leading a research project on development of a transient simulation tool for evaluation of urban microclimate and outdoor thermal comfort, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.In the summer of 2019, Ata held the position of visiting research fellow at MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab. He is a published author and speaks five languages.