Azam is head of the Complex Systems Group at Autodesk Research. He is also the founder of the Parametric Human Project Consortium, SimAUD: the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, and the CHI Sustainability Community. He is also a founding member of the International Society for Human Simulation and has been the Velux Guest Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, at the Center for IT and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Azam received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen. He has published over 50 articles in simulation, human-computer interaction, architectural design, sensor networks and sustainability. His Toronto team is currently developing a new experimental simulator to explore big simulation as a component of eScience, and his New York team performs award winning design research in advanced architectural projects.