Prof. Dr. Reinhard König

Reinhard König studied architecture and urban planning. He completed his PhD thesis in 2009 at the University of Karlsruhe. Dr. König worked as a research assistant and was appointed professor of the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture and Urbanism at the Bauhaus University Weimar. He heads research projects on the complexity of urban systems and societies, the understanding of cities by means of agent based models and cellular automata as well as the development of evolutionary design methods. From 2013 - 2016 Reinhard König works at the Chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zurich. In 2014 Dr. König was guest professor at the Technical University Munich.

From 2015 to March 2024 he was Junior Professor of Computational Architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar and since 2016 he has been Principal Scientist at the Center for Energy of the Smart and Resilient Cities Competence Unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna. In addition, he was Co-PI in the Big Data Informed Urban Design group at the Future Cities Lab (FCL) at ETH Center Singapore from 2015 - 2020. His current research interests are the applicability of multi-criteria optimization techniques for planning synthesis, cognitive design computing and correlations of computed measures of spatial configurations with human cognition and space use.

Since April 2024, he has headed the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture and Urbanism.