Paula Gomez

EDUCATION 
Ph.D. in Design Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)
Professional Degree in Architecture, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chille, 2003
B.S. in Architecture, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile, 2001
 
RESEARCH EXPERTISE
Spatial and temporal analyses of human behavior in architecture, with focus on patterns of occupancy in Healthcare settings
Human-Computer Interaction and User-Centered Design
Design Computing and Campus Information Modeling

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Proceedings
Bernal, M., Gómez, P. (2013): Co-editor of “XVII Congreso de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital, SIGraDi: Knowledge-based Design” Proceedings. Editorial Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. Oct 2013. ISBN: 978-956-7051-86-1.

Journals
Gomez, P. & Swarts, M. (2015) “Campus Information-and-knowledge Modeling: Embedding Multidisciplinary Knowledge into a Design Environment for University Campus Planning.” International Journal of Architectural Computing, IJAC Issue 4, Vol 12, 439-457.

Magazines
"Visioning a campus for the future" article in the AIA ATL 2014 Design Equilibrium.

Gómez, P., Do, E. Y. L., & Romero, M. (2014). “Activity shapes: towards a spatiotemporal analysis in architecture.”. De Arquitectura, (26), Pág. 11-19. doi:10.5354/0719-5427.2012.32550

Conferences
Gómez, Z. P., Jennifer, G., & Matthew, S. (2014). Campus Information Model: A Participatory Design Tool to Support Qualitative Decision Making. Blucher Design Proceedings, 1(8), 39-43. Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Gómez, P., Shaw, J., Swarts, M., MacDaniel, J., Soza Ruiz, P. A., & Moore, D. (2013). Campus Landscape Information Modeling: Intermediate Scale Model that Embeds Information and Multidisciplinary Knowledge for Landscape Planning.
Universidad Tecnoca Federico Santa Maria, Chile.

Soza Ruiz, P. A., Gómez, P., Swarts, M., & Shaw, J. (2013). On the Process of Building Knowledge to Support the Design of Digital Tools: A Case Study for Future Residential Buildings on Campus.
Universidad Tecnoca Federico Santa Maria, Chile.

Swarts, M., Gómez, P., Soza, P., Shaw, J., MacDaniel, J., & Moore, D. (2013). CLIM: An Interactive Tabletop for Landscape Modeling. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.), HCI International 2013 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts (Vol. 374, pp. 691-695): Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Gómez, P., Romero, M. Do Yi-Luen, E. (2012) “Activity Shapes: Analysis Methods of Video-recorded Human Activity in a Co-visible Space.”  Proceedings: Eight International Space Syntax Symposium.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Santiago, Chile.

Gómez, P., (2011) “Non-Geometric Information Visualization in BIM: An Approach to Improve Project Team Communication.”  Proceedings de Conferencia SIGraDi, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fé, Argentina.

Gómez, P., (2010) “Generative Diagrams: Embedding Spatial Information to Generate Architectural Designs,” SIGraDi Proceedings.
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

Gómez, P., Bernal, M., (2010) “Influence of Technology on Architectural Design Evolution.” Poster, SIGraDi Proceedings.
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

Gómez, P., Do Yi-Luen, E. (2009) “Design Patterns in Creative Design Processes” Proceedings de Conferencia Creativity and Cognition.
UC Berkeley, California, US.

Awards and Fellowships
2015 — Academic performance and extracurricular activities. Georgia CEFPI Scholarship, USA.
2014 — Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Ph.D. Workshop / SIGR — ADI International Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay.
2008 - 2012 — Fulbright Scholarship for doctoral studies in the United States, Sponsored by the Department of State of USA.
2007 — “President of the Republic” distinction, Sponsored by The Government of Chile
2004 — Honorable distinction at international architectural contest “412 projects for Paris 2012”
1999, 2000, 2001 — Honorable distinction for academic achievements and service, UTFSM, Chile