Artificial Intelligence aided Design and Manufacturing

Vahid Babaei


I lead the Artificial Intelligence aided Design and Manufacturing group at the Computer Graphics Department of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. I was a postdoctoral researcher at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I was a member of the Computational Design and Fabrication Group, led by professor Wojciech Matusik. During this time I made a research visit at MMCI, hosted by Prof. Piotr Didyk. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). My thesis (supervised by Prof. Roger D. Hersch) focused on computational printing where I developed a novel reproduction workflow for printing with non-standard materials. I have been awarded the 2023 Germany's Curious Mind Award in the category of "AI, Digitalisation, and Robotics" and the 2022 Hermann Neuhaus Prize of the Max Planck Society. I am also a recipient of two postdoctoral fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

My research interest lies at the intersection of design, manufacturing and artificial intelligence. My research goal is to develop data-driven algorithms for both engineering design and advanced manufacturing, leading to products with unprecedented, interesting and useful properties.


 00 49 681 302 70761
  Saarland Informatics Campus
      Building E1 7 (MMCI), Room 1.16
      66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Winter 2019/2020 Lecturer Computation Design and Manufacturing Seminar
Summer 2019 Lecturer Computation and Fabrication Advanced Lecture
Winter 2018/2019 Lecturer Computational Fabrication Seminar