+ Post-Doc, KU Leuven (University), LUCA/ Sint-Lucas School of Architecture (Promoter: Prof. Dr. Johan Verbeke)
+ Researcher, Texas A & M University VIZlab and Carnegie Mellon University, Computational Design Lab
+ PhD in Architecture, Istanbul Technical University (Co-advised by Prof.Dr.Ömer Akın / Carnegie Mellon University)
+ Master of Science in Architectural Design Computing, Istanbul Technical University
+ Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Yildiz Technical University
+ Secondary Education, TED Ankara College
Burak Pak's research and professional interest areas are digital design and education, design computing, generative design, design technologies and virtual environments.
After two years of professional architectural practice 2000-2002, he was employed by Istanbul Technical University as a design consultant and research associate. He contributed to various international and local conferences about design computing and information technologies as a member of the organization and reviewing committee. As an adjunct lecturer in ITU Faculty of Architecture, he actively involved in design studios and visualization courses.
He attended to architectural competitions and worked freelance for architectural offices like Kisho Kurokawa, Doğan Tekeli - Sami Sisa.
Burak Pak was employed as a member of the founding committee and lecturer in the ITU Information Technologies in Design Graduate Program for five years.
He continued his research for 12 months as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Texas A & M University VIZlab and later, in Carnegie Mellon University, Computational Design Lab.
Burak Pak has completed his PhD thesis in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. He was co-advised by Professor Arzu Erdem (ITU) and Professor Ömer Akın (Carnegie Mellon University). His thesis involved a comparison of "Design Activities and Decisions in Conventional and Computer Aided Architectural Design Processes".
In January 2009, he received a three-year research grant from the Brussels Regional Government to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, KU Leuven (University) on a research project about design and evaluation of experimental virtual environments that support decision making (cordis.europa.eu Link of the Research Program).
He has been teaching in Sint-Lucas School of Architecture Research Training Sessions (for PhD students) with Professor Ömer Akın since 2008 (more info: http://designcognition.info).
Member of eCAADe, ACADIA, UNICEF donors and The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (richarddawkins.net)