Michal Gath-Morad

PhD student, Chair of Cognitive Science, ETH Zürich

Michal Gath-Morad is an architect, urban designer (B.Arch., M.Sc.) and a PhD student at the chair of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich. Michal’s PhD focuses on the development of pre-occupancy simulation tools and workflows to support evidence-based and human-centered architectural design and evaluation of future buildings. In collaboration with ETH’s Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, Michal implements her tools to simulate the impact of architectural design strategies on wayfinding behavior in mixed-use and crowded megastructure in southeast Asia. Prior to that, Michal worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Technion (Haifa) where she was part of a research group focused on simulating occupants’ behavior in hospital settings. Throughout her studies Michal won several architectural awards and was recently awarded with a Swiss Government Excellence Grant to support her PhD research.