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  • Human-Building Integration as a Function of Human Physical Signal

    Wed, Oct 30, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Joon-Ho Choi, USC School of Architecture

    Talk Title: Human-Building Integration as a Function of Human Physical Signal

    Abstract: The Human-Building Integration develops an integrated human-centered framework for intelligent environmental control in a building. The physiological signals of the occupants, as well as their ambient environmental data, are integrated by using sensing agents (such as wearable as well as remote sensors) and embedded environmental sensors in the building. This enables bio-sensing-driven multi-criteria decisions for determining building thermal and lighting system controls that will potentially lower energy usage awhile improving occupant comfort.

    This human-centered approach provides a framework that will 1) address sensor data processing and analysis challenges that are inherent in large and dynamic datasets generated from sensing agents; 2) develop methods for optimizing decisions and solutions to multiple-criteria problems pertaining to occupants' preferences; and 3) establish a human-centered control approach that is integrated with a conventional control system for building retrofits to enable real-time decision making and system optimization that enhances energy efficient operations and occupants' comfort. Such a three-fold approach can lead to tailored building environmental control systems with the potential for dramatically improving the efficiency of a building's performance, increasing sustainability, and leveraging informatics technology that can improve the occupants' quality of life.

    Biography: Dr. Choi, Joon-Ho is an Associate Professor of Building Science and Associate Dean for Research in the USC Architecture. He is also the Director of Human-Building Integration Research Group. His primary research interests are in the area of human-centered indoor environmental quality control, comprehensive post-occupancy evaluation, and cyber-physical system in a built environment. As an interdisciplinary scholar and principal investigator, he has developed/participated in multiple research projects sponsored by the U.S. federal and research foundation grant programs, as well as industry partners, which include National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration (GSA), American Institute of America(AIA), International Institute of Building Enclosure, Buro Happold Engineering, Glumac, and AECOM.

    Host: Professor Richard Leahy, leahy@sipi.usc.edu

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mayumi Thrasher

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