Joe Kider

University of Central Florida School for Modeling, Simulation, and Training
Assistant Professor

Dr. Joseph T. Kider Jr. is currently an Assistant Professor at the School for Modeling, Simulation, and Training at the University of Central Florida. He also holds a joint secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science and the Learning Sciences Cluster. He is the Director of the SENSEable Design Lab at the Institute for Simulation and Training which is a transdisciplinary lab researching responsive sustainable architecture and GIS design. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University. Joe’s research area focuses on changing current architectural and urban planning practices by developing, validating, and testing simulation methods utilizing complex spectral illumination, material appearance, physically-based simulation, and graph theory to improve design solutions for building energy use, urban space design, and human-building interaction.