Invited Lectures
2002
"The Turkish Nationality Room Project: Memory and Imagination in Architecture" Presented at the Symposium on Culture Art and Architecture in Ottoman Turkey, held at University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, September 30.

2001
SEEK, Software Engineering Evangelists for Korea, summer workshop instructor. Topic: "requirements modeling". Coordinated by John Grasso, Director of Institute for Software Research International, Carnegie Mellon University, July 4-14.
ASCA International Meeting at Istanbul Turkey, June 15.

2000
"Case Based Instruction in the Classroom", one day seminar for secondary education teachers, organized by the office of the Humanities and Social Sciences Dean, Carnegie Mellon University, April.

1999
"Architectural research " Research Forum, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, April 9-10, 1999.

"Vernacular architecture of Yunnan," Soup and Substance Lecture, Wats On Art Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, October 1999.

"76th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Turkish Republic" a commemorative address on behalf of the Turkish-American Student Association, University of Pittsburgh, William Penn Building, October 30..

1998
"Cognition Based Computational Design" 30th Anniversary Meeting of The Key Center for Design Computing and Cognition, Sydney Australia. December 4.
"Creativity in design", Invited speaker at the Queensland University of Technology, Design Department seminars, December 6, 1998.

1997
"Case based instruction in the architectural design studio" research seminars series of the Center for Innovation in Learning, Carnegie Mellon University.
"Technologism: A form of Feng Shui in Western Architecture" Yunnan Polytechnic University, Kunming, Yunnan. PRC.

1996
"Anatomy of the design process", The First International Symposium on the Descriptive Models of Design, invited speaker, Taskisla, Istanbul, Turkey, July 1-5, 1996.
"Vernacular architecture of Yunnan, PRC" Life-long learning program of Carnegie Mellon University, October 1996.

1995
"Chinese minority architecture" ASIA Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, October 1995.
"Design protocol data and novel design decisions" Design Studies-Xerox Park project on Protocol Analysis, Delft, The Netherlands, September 1995.

1994
"Expertise and early design decisions" Design Decision Support Systems Conference, Vaals, The Netherlands, August, 1994.

1993
"Visual exploration and creativity in design," invited presentation at the Delft Protocols Workshop, September 20-22, 1993, Delft, The Netherlands.
"Dimensions of architects’ expertise," Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, March 11, 1993.

1990
"Data interpretation in comprehensive design environments," Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Systems Research Information and Cybernetics, Badan-Baden, West Germany, August 12-16, 1990.

1988
"Architectural design as task for complex problem solving systems," 4th International Conference on Systems Research Information and Cybernetics, Badan-Baden, West Germany, August 15-21, 1988.

"Expertise about being novice: Explaining the expertise of the architect," Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, March 30, 1988.

1986
"Current developments in design and practice in the USA," Yunnan Institute of Technology Lecture Series, Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples Republic of China, July, 1986.

"Basic forms of description for design in the developmental stages," Workshop on Machine-Understandable Design Languages, University of Illinois, March 1986.

"A formalism for problem structuring and resolution in design," National Science Foundation Symposium on the Computational Foundations of Architecture, January 1986.

1985
"Introducing advanced technologies: human resource implications," United Nations, UNDP, North-South Roundtable on Development: The Human Dimension, Istanbul, Turkey, September, 1985.

Four lectures on the state of the art in Computer-Aided Design 1. "Architecture and the computer Age, " 2. "State of the art in computer-aided design," 3. "Computer-aided design at Carnegie Mellon University," 4. "Prospects for professional and educational directions." School of Environmental Design, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, March 1985.

1984
"Role of the computer in the building design and delivery process," TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific Research Agency, Ankara, Turkey, December 1984.

"Architecture and computing'" Fall Lecture Series, School of Architecture, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1984.

"Methods for research and practice in architecture," National Science Foundation Symposium on Doctoral Education for Architectural Research, 1984.

"Place in the Turkish mosque," Spring lecture series, Department of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, College Park, April 1984.

1980
"The Architectural Design Process: State of the Art in Research," Design Research Center Lecture Series, Carnegie Mellon University, January 1980.

1978
"How do architects design?" IFIP W.G. 5 Working Conference, Grenoble, France, March 1978.

1977
"Image understanding research at Carnegie Mellon University," 10th Symposium of the Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, June 16-18, 1977.
"Architectural design research," School of Architecture, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1977.

Conferences, Workshops and Panels
1999
"Variants of design cognition" Knowing and Learning to Design Conference held at Georgia Institute of Technology, April 27-28, 1999.

"Spatial reasoning of architecture students with simple three-dimensional arrangements" Fourth Design Thinking Research Conference held at MIT, April 23-25, 1999.

1998
"Computational building requirements specification in the early stages of design" (with Z Aygen, M Cumming, M Donia, R Sen, Z. Ye and J Garrett) 4th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Maastricht, The Netherlands, July 26-29.

"Formalization of concurrent performance requirements in building problem composition" (with A Mahdavi and Z. Ye) 4th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Maastricht, The Netherlands, July 26-29, 1998.

"Multi-Representation and Multi-Procedure Based Computational Environments for Creative Design" 4th International Conference on Design Creativity, Heron Island, Queensland, Australia, organized by The Key Center for Design Computing and Cognition, Sydney Australia. December 7-10, 1998

1997
"Case based instruction strategies in the design studio" Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Spring Research Conference, Georgia Tech, Atlanta.

1996
"Expertise and creativity in architectural design" International Symposium on Descriptive Models of Design, July 1-3, 1996, Taskisla, Istanbul.
"Sub-focus area 1.1: Project Initiation and Organizational Planning" (with Gary Bates) CERF Symposium on Environmental Sustainability, Washington, D.C., February 4-8, 1996.

1994
"Cognition of learning" Teaching Seminars, Department of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, September 1994.

"SEED-PR: A framework for automated architectural programming" Knowledge Based Environmental Design Systems Symposium of the 7th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 16-17, 1994.

"Early stages of design" International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research an the 2nd Orwelian Symposium, Architectural Computing: Technology in Transition, Carlsbad-Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, August 10, 1994.

"Architectural identity in the Chinese vernacular in Yunnan" IASTE’94 International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Tunis Conference, Tunisia, December 17- 21, 1994.

1993
"What’s wrong with CAD?" (with Z. Anadol) in the 4th International Symposium on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2-8, 1993.

"Dimensions of Architects’ expertise," in the 4th International Symposium on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2-8, 1993.

"Architect’s reasoning with structures and functions," in the AAAI-93 Workshop on Reasoning About Function, Washington, D.C., July 11-12, 1993.

"Notes on a formal grammar for representing meaning in architecture," in IFIP WG5.2 Workshop on Formal Design Methods for CAD in Tallinn, Estonia, 16-19 June 1993.

"Integration of Facilities Management with CAD" presented work as part of Carnegie Mellon University-ASG research team: 1) at Sasolito, CA. (December 1992); and 2) at the CBCC consortium meeting, January 1993.

1992
"Generation Project" presented at the Sunbridge Meeting held at Sparta, Greece as part of the protocol between Carnegie Mellon and the City of Sparta, July 22-25, 1992.

Convenor of Symposium on Facilities Management at the IAPS-12 Conference held at Thessaloniki, Greece; participants: David Saile of the University of Cincinnati, Andrew Seidel of Texas A&M, Necdet Teymur and Martin Symes of University of Manchester; July 11, 1992.

"An empirical view of the project management process,’ paper presented during the Symposium on Facilities Management at the IAPS-12 Conference held at Thessaloniki, Greece, July 11, 1992.

"The project management process in Türkiye and the USA." Workshop on International Architectural Practice organized by Center for International Architectural Studies, School of Architecture, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, July 7-8, 1992.

1990
"Project management and architectural service," The Istanbul Workshop on Design Management sponsored by NSF, Carnegie Mellon University and Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, June 7, 1990.

"Temporary permanence of traditional settlements," Culture-Space-History International Conference, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, July 8-12,1990.

1989
"Computational design instruction: towards a pedagogy," CAAD Futures ‘89 Conference, Harvard University, Boston, Mass, July 11-14, 1989.

"A paradigm for problem structuring in design," NSF, Engineering Design Research Conference, Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst, June 11-14, 1989.

1988
"Heuristic generation of layouts (HeGeL) based on a paradigm for problem solving," (with B Dave and S. Pithavadian) 3rd International Conference on Applications of AI in Engineering, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, August 8-11, 1988.

"Analytical models for predicting performance in human computer interface," CHI-88 Workshop on Analytical models: Predicting the Complexity of Human Computer Interaction, Washington, D.C., May 1988.

"Idykut-Schari (Gaochang) and Yar-Khoto (Jiahoe): cross-cultural traditions of Eastern Central Asia," Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA, April 7, 1988.

1987
"Manufacturability of buildings," presentation to Simon Perez, Minister of Foreign affairs, Government of Israel, at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, December 1987.

"A paradigm for problem structuring in design," IFIP W6.5.2 Workshop on Intelligent CAD, MIT, Boston Mass. October 6-8, 1987.

"Architectural design process," EDRC Seminars on Understanding Design Practice, January 1987.

1986
"Computing in schools of architecture: problem or opportunity," ACSA Administrators Conference, Washington, D.C., November 1986.

Panelist. US-PRC Academic and Professional Exchange in Architecture and Planning Workshop, VPI&SU, Washington/Alexandria Center, October 1986.

"Expertise of the architect'" The Architects' Computer Conference, Singapore, May 1986.
Education and Practice Panel of the Pennsylvania Society of Architects Convention, Pittsburgh, PA., 1986.

1984
"Integrating computers into architectural education," Computing in Education, ACSA Administrators Conference, Washington, D.C. December 1984.

"The role of computers in architectural education," Technology and the world around us, International Congress on Technology and Technology Exchange, Pittsburgh PA, October 1984.

"Basic forms of description for design in the development stages," Workshop on Machine Understandable Design Languages, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill. April 1984.

"Methods for research and practice in architecture," Doctoral Education for Architectural Research, Workshop funded by NSF (grant # CEE-84-07564), Georgia Institute of Technology, September 1984.

Workshop on Issues in Doctoral Programs in Architecture, ACSA Annual Convention, Charleston, NC, March 19, 1984.

"A formalism for problem understanding and resolution in design," paper presenter and session chair, Computational Foundations of Architecture Workshop sponsored by NSF, UCLA, California, January 1984.

1983
"Role models in architectural education," Symposium on the Role of the Architect in Society, held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, January 1983.

"Educating the architect in the eighties," and "The role of the computer in architectural education, " two presentations of refereed papers at the North-Central ACSA conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1983.

1982
"System friendliness research," Workshop on rapid prototyping, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1982.

1980
"Mind, memory and architectural education," Teacher’s Seminar, Cranbrook Academy, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, American Institute of Architects, June 1980.

1978
"AIM: architectural inference making," CAD-1978, computer-aided design conference held at Brighton, England, March 1978.

1976
"Quantification of three-dimensional structures," with W. G. Chase. Presented at the Forty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychology Association, Chicago, May 6-8, 1976.

1973
"Context and activities in the evaluation of buildings," presented at the IVth Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, April 16-18, 1973.