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Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam

FWF Researcher

Institut für Diskrete Mathematik und Geometrie
Forschungsgruppe Differentialgeometrie und Geometrische Strukturen
Technische Universität Wien
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10/104
A-1040 Wien, Austria
Phone (+43)-(0)1-58801/104 382
Fax (+43)-(0)1-58801/9104 382
Email ksharif@geometrie.tuwien.ac.at
Room DA 08 E02 (8th floor)

Academic Education

  • B.Sc in Pure Mathematics at University of Tehran, 09/2012
  • M.Sc in Computer Science at Shahid Beheshti University, 09/2019
    Thesis: An Algorithm to Construct Table Cartogram on Hexagonal Grid
  • PhD candidate at TU Wien , 03/2020 - now

Research Interests

  • Origami
  • Computational Geometry
  • Discrete Differential Geometry
  • Architectural Geometry
  • Parametric and Computational Design
  • Mathematical Programming

Professional Experience

  • Teacher at the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), 09/2007 - 09/2019
  • Manager of the NODET Mathematics Department , 09/2008 - 08/2009, 09/2016 - 08/2019
  • Lecturer of the course "Structure and Geometry", University of Innsbruck, 10/2021 - 03/2022
  • Lecturer of the course "Parametric Foldable Design and Digital Fabrication", TU Graz, 10/2022 - 03/2023
  • Instructor of the course "Advanced Parametric Modeling", TU Wien, 10/2022 - 03/2023
  • FWF Researcher at TU Wien (Subproject SP7 of SFB Advanced Computational Design),


  1. Balint Kovacs, Ingrid Erb, Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Lukas Lipp, Michael Wimmer, Peter Ferschin: The Theatre Metaphor for Spatial Computing in Architectural Design. In Proc. of Creative Construction Conference 2023, to appear, 2023.
  2. Khrystyna Vasylevska, Tobias Batik, Hugo Brument, Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Georg Nawratil, Emanuel Vonach, Soroosh Martezapoor, Hannes Kaufmann: Action-Origami Inspired Haptic Devices for Virtual Reality. SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, to appear, 2023.
  3. Rupert Maleczek, Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Georg Nawratil, Clemens Preisinger: Bridging the gap - A study on foldable tubular bridges. In Proc. of the IASS Annual Symposium 2023, to appear, 2023.
  4. Peter Ferschin, Georg Suter, Marco Palma, Ingrid Erb, David Hahn, Balint Kovacs, Georg Nawratil, Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam: Transformable luminaire design: from digital sketch to fabrication through computation and simulation. In Proc. of the 41st Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) Conference, to appear, 2023.
  5. Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Rupert Maleczek, Georg Nawratil: Generalizing rigid foldable tubular structures of T hedral type. arXiv 2301.09969, 2023.
  6. Rupert Maleczek, Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Georg Nawratil: Rapid prototyping for non developable discrete and semi discrete surfaces with an overconstrained mobility. In Proc. of the IASS Annual Symposium 2022 and the 13th Asian Pacific Conference on Shell and Spatial Structures, pp. 2302-2313, 2022.
  7. Balint Kovacs, Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Julian Jauk, Ingrid Erb, Milena Stavric, Georg Nawratil, Peter Ferschin: Integrative Mixed Reality Sketching. In Proc. Of Creative Construction e Conference 2022, pp. 233-240, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2022. doi:10.3311/CCC2022 030
  8. Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Georg Nawratil, Arvin Rasoulzadeh, Jonas Tervooren: Using flexible trapezoidal quad surfaces for transformable design. Proc. of the IASS Annual Symposium 2020/21 and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures, pp. 3236-3248, 2021.
  9. Ali Bahmani, Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam, Andrew Hudson: Using origami to enrich mathematical understanding of self similarity and fractals. In Origami 6 (Vol. 95), pp. 723-733, American Mathematical Soc., 2015. doi:10.1090/mbk/095.2/32
  10. Kiumars Sharifmoghaddam: Origami designs. In origami convention books, 2013-2021.


  1. Conference on Geometry: Theory and Application, Kefermarkt, June 19-23 2023, Austria, Title: Interactive design of discrete Voss nets and simulation of their rigid foldings.
  2. 9th International Conference MoNGeometrija, Novi Sad, June 7-10 2023, Serbia, Keynote Talk, Title: When Escher meets Miura: A Geometric Exploration on Foldable and Transformable Structures.
  3. Symposium on Geometry and Computational Design (GCD), Vienna, September 9 2022, Austria, Title: Flexible Trapezoidal Quad surfaces for Transformable Design.
  4. IASS Annual Symposium 2020/21 and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures, online due to COVID 19, hosted by University of Surrey, August 23-27 2020, UK, Title: Using flexible trapezoidal quad surfaces for transformable design.
  5. Bebras International Challenge on Informatics and Computational Thinking, Amirkabir University of Technology. August 2019, Iran, Title: Cartogram drawing.
  6. 5th Iranian Geometry Olympiad, Amirkabir University of Technology. September 2018, Iran, Title: Geometric constructions through paper folding.

Release of Software

  • Scutes: an interactive Rhino/Grasshopper plugin developed in C-Sharp, offering construction and deformation capabilities for rigidly deformable quad-meshes to designers, architects, and engineers. [DOWNLOAD]

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