Iulia Ionescu is an artist and technologist interested in the social phenomena that occur in the face of the increased presence of autonomy, automation and algorithmic living. Her research explores the space between the technical and social facets of AI Design and the co-construction of meaning in the human-AI interaction therein. She is particularly focused on the relation between anthropomorphic features and anthropomorphic perception in the design of AI systems.
Iulia is Course Leader and Senior Lecturer on the MRes in Creative Computing at the CCI and a Senior Visiting Lecturer in Imperial College London. She is currently undertaking a Microsoft-sponsored PhD at the Royal College of Art and Microsoft Research Cambridge.
Previously, she was a Lecturer in the Innovation Design Engineering and Global Design Engineering Programmes at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, as well as a lecturer in the MRes AI Design Pathway at the RCA. Together with Edology and the RCA, she has also collaborated on one of the first online classes on Designing Products and Services with AI, taught in various institutions such as Pearl Academy, India and UE Berlin.
Iulia holds an MSc from Imperial College London, an MA from the Royal College of Art and a BArch from Nottingham University.