Imdat is an architect, entrepreneur, academician, and the recipient of the prestigious Turkish Scientific Research Council (TUBITAK) 2232 Grant and Fellowship. He leads the City Development through Design Intelligence (CIDDI) lab at Istanbul Technical University (ITU). His work focuses on new technologies that shape the morphology of the future city.
He received his doctoral degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), his M.Sc. in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and his B.Arch. from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.
He co-authored, Dynamic Digital Representations in Architecture: Visions in Motion (Taylor & Francis, 2008), and founded Arcbazar.com in 2011 -- the first-of -its-kind crowdsourcing platform for architectural design. Arcbazar has been featured as one of the “Top 100 Most Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2017, he received a DARPA grant -in collaboration with Raytheon- to use Arcbazar’s design data to generate novel architectural compositions via artificial intelligence (AI). He currently works on two upcoming books on AI, one for Taylor & Francis, (May 6, 2021), and the other for Elsevier (July 2022).