Short Biography Sevil Sariyildiz is Chair and Professor of Technical Design & Informatics at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology -The Netherlands since 1993 and has been dean Faculty of Architecture-Yasar University-Turkey (2013-2017).

She has been “distinguished guest professor” at Pennsylvania State University-USA (2011). She has been advisor of the Dutch Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment for 8 years and also advisor of the Ministry of Social Affairs in the Netherlands. She is the founder of DEWIS (Delft Women in Science) Network and initiator of the TULIP - collaboration between Dutch and Turkish Universities.

Her chair research deals with Informatics tools, techniques and methods for “Performative Architecture”. She has degrees from YTU Istanbul-TR and Building Engineering BSc, MSc, PhD from TU Delft-NL (cum laude). She has been Department Head of Building Technology at the faculty of Architecture and acting Rector Magnificus for the conferral of doctorates at the TU Delft. She has around 300 scientific publications and 30 PhD`s.