Judy Curie

Name: Judyta Maria Cichocka

Date and place of birth: May 17, 1989, Rzeszow, Poland.

Professional experience

Time Employer Position Country
10/2020 – now Saule Technologies design & optimization specialist Wroclaw, PL
03/2020 – 09/2020 Wroclaw University of Technology, Department of History of Architecture, Art and Technology research assistant professor Wroclaw, PL
05/2020 – 07/2020 Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU), Faculty 6 Digital Design Methods lecturer Cottbus, DE
06/2019 – 09/2019 BuroHappold Engineering computational designer Boston, US
11/2016 – 07/2018 Parametric Support (spin-off TU Berlin) co-founder & COO Berlin, DE
10/2017 – 02/2018 Universitat der Kunste lecturer Berlin, DE
12/2014 – 02/2016 Victoria University of Wellington, School of Computer Science and Engineering visiting staff member Wellington, NZ


Time Univeristy Title Research Group Country
09/2018 – 02/2020 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Master of Engineering (MEng) in Structural Mechanics & Design Digital Structures Group Boston, US
10/2013 – 07/2018 Wroclaw University of Technology and Science, Department of Architecture Dr Eng. Arch. with honors Laboratory of Digital Fabrication (LabDigiFab) Wroclaw, PL
10/2012 – 07/2013 Wroclaw University of Technology and Science, Department of Architecture Master Eng. Arch. specialization: conservation of monuments Laboratory of Digital Fabrication (LabDigiFab) Wroclaw, PL

Licenses & certifications

  • Cryptocurrency, MIT Media Lab, Issued Aug 2022, Credential ID 55884175 see credential

  • IELTS (8.0) British Council IELTS (International English Language Testing System)British Council IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Issued Oct 2017 · Credential ID 17DE009486CICJ708A

  • Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Valid Certificate ID: 28173c7c3f3840afac282248f820b356 see credential

  • Certificate in Advanced English (CEA), University of Cambridge University of Cambridge Credential ID 0032274274

  • TRKI 2 - 2nd Certificate Level in Russian - 2nd Certificate Level in Russian, Saint Petersburg State UniversitySaint Petersburg State University Credential ID 0022340

Organisation of international conferences

I was one of the main organizers of the first international conference organized in Poland in the field of computer-aided design. SHAPES OF LOGIC International Conference of Parametric Design 2015, 13-15th March 2015, Wrocław, Poland. Organizers: LabDigiFab (Marta Pakowska, Joanna Symonowicz, Judyta Cichocka, Maciej Nisztuk, Jakub Ławicki, Konrad Kulwicki, Magdalena Grzegorzewska, Agnieszka Wolska).

Participation in industrial innovation

My research has been always application-oriented, therefore during my carrier I collaborated with industry (AJ System, Perfopol, 3YOURMIND). I also set-up my own innovation-based company Parametric Support UG. In 2016, I received a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi) to create an application for multi-criteria optimization of architectural design. The optimizer co-created by me was awarded in the preset competition "MACHINE LEARNING ACROSS DISCIPLINES" organized by MIT in 2019. The application was used in the optimization of several projects in Mexico and Germany in cooperation with such offices as: Fernando Romero Enterprise, Tatiana Bilbao or GVA Architectos. My company Parametric Support UG was providing consulting services in the field of Architectural Design Optimization (ADO), and in 2017 was selected to TOP30 of European companies working to improve the climate of CLIMATE-KIC.

Prizes and Awards

  • 2019 MIT NOMINEE, SOM STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH GRANT. One of two nominees representing MIT in the competition
  • 2019 WINNER IN THE MIT COMPETITION MACHINE LEARNING ACROSS DISCIPLINES. The prize was awarded for the prototype of the multi-criteria GOLDFISH optimizer, cooperating with Radosław Grymin, supporting the decision-making process in engineering disciplines related to design, with particular emphasis on architecture and civil engineering. Awarding institution: MIT Schwarzman College of Computing.
  • 2018 WINNER OF POLITICA SCIENTIFIC AWARDS, Winner in the Technical Sciences category of the 18th ed. of the POLITYKA Scientific Awards
  • 2018 WINNER OF DREAM BOOST SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship awarded in an international competition; three winners based on the portfolio were selected from candidates from around the world dealing in parametric design techniques. Awarding institution: Design Morphine
  • 2017 FULBRIGHT GRADUATE AWARD FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019. A prestigious American scholarship awarded for the implementation of the Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Awarding institution: Polish-American Fulbright Foundation.
  • 2017 GRANT FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS – POLISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. Awarding institution: Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education - Jarosław Gowin.
  • 2016 2ND PLACE, ART IN STRUCTURE COMPETITION. Award in the international competition for the Hiriwa Pavilion - innovative steel structure project, presented at the international Sculpture Park exhibition in Auckland, New Zealand, the institution awarding: Fletcher Steel Limited trading as Easysteel.
  • 2015 HONORABLE MENTION, RESHAPE15 | WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION. Honorable mention for the design of eyeglass frames using evolutionary structural optimization techniques, project presented at four international exhibitions in Barcelona and Rome, Awarding institution: NOUMENA, IN (3D) INDUSTRY
  • 2014 VECTORWORKS DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE. International American Scholarship for the Best Diploma Theses of Architecture Students, an institution awarding Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, US.
  • 2014 2ND PLACE (SILVER MEDAL) ARCHITECTURE OF EASTERN SIBERIA 2014. Award for the Entrance in Art Pavilion - an actively bent timber structure, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
  • 2014 HONORABLE MENTION, ACROSS, AN INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION. A competition for architecture and construction students to design tensegrity structures using the products of AJ System, Genoa, Italy, Awarding institution: Absolute Joint System.
  • 2013 MAIN AWARD MURATOR. Main prize in the 13th edition of the nationwide student competition Architecture Architecture Murator, institution awarding: Architecture- Murator, Poland.

Supervising and mentoring

I was for many years an official supervisor of the research group LabDigiFab at Wroclaw University of Technology and Science. Between 2016 and 2018 I was Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) Representative for the Faculty of Architecture at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. One of the nominated by me projects S’lowtecture: housing structure by Tomasz Broma won in the completion and was presented at 15th International Architecture Exhibition– La Biennale di Venezia.