Romana Rust is a computational architect and senior researcher at Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich within the Design++ initiative – Centre for Augmented Computational Design in AEC. She is also Co-coordinator of the Immersive Design Lab, a lab for collaborative research and teaching in the field of extended reality and machine learning in architecture and construction.
Her particular interest is the development of innovative computational methods that integrate multiple design objectives such as geometry, acoustics, materiality and robotic fabrication. She is member of the core developer team of COMPAS, the open-source computational framework for collaboration and research in architecture, structures and digital fabrication.
Romana studied architecture at Graz University of Technology and graduated in 2012 with honors. She holds a Doctor of Sciences degree in Digital Fabrication from ETH Zurich, which she received in 2017.