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.
IoT@NUS Project - Smart Devices and Energy Savings in Buildings – An NUS Project in collaboration with an NUS Spin-off SenSING and Assoc. Prof. Sekhar Kondepudi to develop Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology for building energy and indoor environmental performance. Completed in Sept. 2019
‘3for2’ Buildings: Achieving Material, Energy & Space Efficiency (ResearchGate) Completed in Oct. 2018
Dr. Clayton Miller (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub)(ORCID)(Publons)(Kaggle) is an Asst. Professor at NUS in the BUDS Lab, the Co-Leader of Theme D - Data Analytics at the UC Berkeley SinBerBEST2 Lab and the Co-Leader of Subtask 4 of the IEA Annex 79 Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation. 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 BSc./Masters of Architectural Engineering (MAE) from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL). 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. Prageeth Jayathissa (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub)(ORCID) is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He holds a Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) and Masters in Energy Science from the ETH Zürich and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. Jayathissa is the equivalent of the BUDS Lab Oberassistent (Senior Researcher) as he ties together all the technologies being developed. He is an expert in prototyping, engineering, design, and computer science.
Ananya Joshi (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar at NUS in the BUDS Lab leading the Project BuzzNET. She recently finished a Bachelor’s of Science and Engineering in Computer Science from Princeton University and has previously worked at Google and the MIT Lincoln Lab. She will start a Ph.D. program and NSF Fellowship in Fall 2020 in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Ananya is a machine learning expert that will be leading the BuzzNET project focused on the identification of mosquito breeding areas in the tropical Singaporean climate.
Chun Fu (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub)(ORCID)(Kaggle) is a Ph.D. Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He holds a B.Sc. in Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Sustainable Environment and Green Architecture from the National Taiwan University. Chun will be working on the analysis of large portfolios of buildings using machine learning techniques.
Irvin Tang Kaijun (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Ph.D. Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He is co-supervised by Dr. Wang Qian. 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.
Jonathan Roth (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is an Assistant Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He is visiting from the Stanford Urban Informatics Lab that is based in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford University. He is working on his Ph.D. degree at Stanford and has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. Jon is an expert in analysis of building meter data at the urban-scale and will be focused on better modelling of commercial and residential buildings.
Mahmoud AbdelRahman (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Ph.D. Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He is co-supervised by Dr. Adrian Chong and is a key member of Dr. Chong’s project: Integrated web-based platform for lifecycle building energy modeling. He holds a M.Sc in Architectural Engineering and B.Sc in Architecture from Mansoura University in Egypt. Mahmoud is an expert in building information modelling (BIM) and the development of tools and machine learning techniques to tie the virtual and measured world together.
Matias Quintana (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Ph.D. Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. He is co-supervised by Prof. Tham Kwok Wai and is affiliated with SinBerBest 2. He holds a Master of Information Systems Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Matias is a combination computer scientist and hardware hacker and is using these skills to implement wearable tech in the built environment.
Vanessa Neo is a Student Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. She is a student in the Project & Facilities Management program in the NUS Dept. of Building. Vanessa is a designer of key parts of the upcoming NUS EDx Online Course - Foundations of Data Science for the Built Environment.
Yi Ting Teo is a Student Researcher at NUS in the BUDS Lab. She is a student in the Project & Facilities Management program in the NUS Dept. of Building. Yi Ting is a key leader of the development of the Cozie platform and its deployment in SDE.
Dr. Federico Tartarini (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub)(ORCID)(Google Scholar) is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) and is in the Theme A: Human-Building Nexus - Enhancing Health and Productivity in the Built Environment project led by Prof. Stefano Schiavon. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia and a Master and Bachelor’s of Engineering from the University of Bologna in Italy. Dr. Tartarini is exploring new developments in non-intrusive methodologies to monitor indoor environmental quality parameters.
Dr. Pandarasamy Arjunan (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub) is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) and is in the Thrust D: City-Scale Analytics project with the BUDS Lab and Prof. Kameshwar Poolla. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the IIIT-Delhi, a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) from the Madurai Kamraj University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in India. Dr. Arjunan is exploring scalable city-scale analytics techniques for benchmarking buildings.
Dr. Renee Christensen (LinkedIn) is a Senior Research Fellow at the NUS School of Design and Environment as a resident expert in Building Occupant Wellness and Environmental Behavior Analysis. She holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Behavior from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Masters of Education from Drury University in the USA. Dr. Christensen is analyzing how buildings impact people’s health and satisfaction.
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.
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