My name is Rami Rustom, and my goal is to make smarter design, smarter architecture, and smarter cities. I am currently an undergraduate at MIT studying architecture and computer science, and conducting research at the Self-Assembly Lab. My interests range from machine learning to programmable materials to construction and fabrication techniques to real estate development. I am originally from Aleppo, Syria, but I have moved around between Syria, the US, France, and Jordan. I speak English, French, and Arabic fluently. 


  • King's Academy, Jordan. 2016
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.  
    • B.S. Computer Science and Engineering 
    • Minor in Architecture

relevant coursework

  • 6.036: Introduction to Machine Learning (Spring 2018)
  • 6.042: Mathematics for Computer Science (Spring 2018)
  • 4.507: Introduction to BIM in Architecture (Spring 2018)
  • 1.056: Building Structural Systems I (Spring 2018)
  • 4.s52: Temporality in Computational Making (Fall 2017)
  • 4.500: Introduction to Design Computing (Fall 2017)
  • 4.023: Architecture Studio I (Fall 2017)
  • 4.614: Building Islam: History of Islamic Architecture (Fall 2017)
  • 6.009: Fundamentals of Programming (Spring 2017)


  • Python, Java, C/C++, Keras, TensorFlow
  • Rhino/Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Revit/Dynamo, QGIS
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, PremierePro 
  • 3DsMAX, V-Ray, Unity, Abaqus, Autodesk CFD
  • 3D-Printing, Laser-cutting, Arduino, CNC
  • Various processes for metal, wood, plastics, electronics

See my full resume here.