ProfileDr. Iasef Md Rian is an architect, educator and a design researcher focusing on computational design, geometry-based structural design and optimization, and fractal geometry. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Design at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), China since 2019. Prior to joining XJTLU, he was teaching at the University of Sharjah in U.A.E. as an assistant professor. Dr. Iasef holds a PhD in Architecture and Design from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He has been a member of several professional organizations in the disciplines of architecture (Council of Architecture, India), mathematics (ISGG), structure (IASS), and computer aided design (ACADIA, CAADRIA). He is active in organizing and mentoring design workshops mainly for pavilion structure design. Some of his workshop pavilions were exhibited in prestigious international design events such as 'MadeExpo 2012, 2013' in Milan and 'Dubai Design Week 2018' in Dubai. Dr. Iasef is also a regular reviewer of some well-known international architectural journals, such as Automation in Construction, Computer Aided Design, Frontiers of Architectural Research, etc.
Dr. Iasef founded his own architectural studio 'Rian Architects & Designers' in Malda district, India. His studio has designed some small and medium scales residential, religious and commercial projects in West Bengal, India. Being an architect and senior architect in C. P. Kukreja & Associate and S. Ghosh & Associates in New Delhi, he also designed and coordinated several large-scale projects, such as high-rise apartment towers (IREO Uptown, Gurgaon), a University campus (Gautam Buddha University, NOIDA), factory headquarters, a shopping mall, etc. He frequently takes part in international design competitions. In June 2019, he was the winner of international design competition ASCENSION: Zagreb Observation Tower.