My current research focuses on the transdisciplinary digital design of smart sustainable architecture. I work on high dimensional light transport problems, such as complex illumination, material appearance, physically-based simulation, and spectral rendering, which facilitate a unique approach to provide both more accurate simulations and efficient algorithms for simulating sustainable architecture and smart buildings. I research advanced numeric simulations that derive a building’s daylighting behavior, thermal performance, and material properties. I develop novel approaches for simulating, manipulating, and physically realizing sustainable designs in all phases of a building’s lifecycle. This research directly impacts smart-building design, smart-cities, early-stage design, and retrofitting buildings.
I had the pleasure to be mentored by Donald Greenberg as a Research Associate and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University in the Program of Computer Graphics. I completed my Ph.D. at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, where I was advised by Norman Badler. While at Penn, I ran the SIG Center for Computer Graphics serving as the Associate Director for three years. I also was a full lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Science. I had the pleasure of teaching and advising the amazing students in Penn's Digital Media Design Undergraduate Program and Computer Graphics and Game Technology Master Program.
2017.09.01: I'm teaching a seminar in "Building Energy Simulation" (Fall 2017).
2017.01.10: I'm teaching a seminar in "Simulation Techniques" (Spring 2017).
I solve physically - based light transport and material simulations.
Inter-disciplinary approach grounded in Computer Science.
I design and build custom measurement hardware.
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