BUDS Lab is a scientific research group that leverages data sources from the built and urban environments to improve the energy efficiency and conservation, comfort, safety and satisfaction of humans.

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BUDS Lab is in the Dept. of Building in the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS is the #1 ranked university in Asia and is in the top 25 globally.


IoT at NUS

Building Data Genome Project

Data-Driven Building

Data-Driven Building


Clayton Miller Dr. Clayton Miller (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is an Asst. Professor at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He was formerly a researcher at the Future Cities Lab and a fellow at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at the ETH Zürich. He holds a Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) from the ETH Zürich, an MSc. (Building) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and a Master’s of Architectural Engineering (MAE) and BSc. from the University of Nebraska. He is the former CTO of Optiras Pte. Ltd, a Singapore NRF-funded start-up, a former Fulbright Scholar to Singapore at NUS and a Walter Scott Jr. Scholar at UNL.

Dr. Jayashree Chadalawada Dr. Jayashree Chadalawada (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. She holds a Ph.D. in Hydroinformatics from the NUS Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a Master’s of Technology (MTech) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore. Dr. Chadalwada is an informatics expert that is working on measuring the impact of social behavioral change on building performance.

Dongkyu Lee Dongkyu Lee (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Research Associate and Ph.D. candidate at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He holds a MSc. in Machine Learning from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), a MSc. in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development from Imperial College London, and a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and Hanyang University. He has worked as a research manager at Hyundai Engineering for three years before coming to NUS and is an expert in machine learning for the built environment and IoT analytics.

Tapeesh Sood Tapeesh Sood (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Research Associate at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He holds a MSc. in Integrated Sustainable Design from the NUS School of Design & Environment and Bachelor’s of Architecture from Gujarat University. He is a 3D expert and is working on prototypes of spatio-temporal data visualization and a project to collect personal IEQ data in clever ways.

Irvin Tang Kaijun Irvin Tang Kaijun (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Ph.D. Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He holds a B.Sc. in Project & Facilities Management, Honours (Merit) from the NUS Dept. of Building. He is an expert in identifying and documenting construction and operations defects and is working on elegant ways of using deep learning and image recognition to enhance the building industry.


All current and in-progress publications found on ResearchGate and Google Scholar

Join the BUDS Lab!

Do any (or all) of these situations describe you?

If so, please (contact Dr. Clayton via email) to discuss upcoming projects. Research funding, scholarships, stipends, and grant affiliation are available. Previous projects that exemplify curiosity in any of the above points are desirable.

More detailed job descriptions for Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral positions to be posted shortly!

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