I will be starting as an assistant professor of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines this Fall (2021), with a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. I work at the intersection of databases, systems, data modeling, data science and the built environment. My research interests are broadly in designing, building and deploying systems that enable sustainable practices by making data easier to discover, manage and leverage.
I am looking for PhD, Masters and undergraduate students who are interested in research. If you are a current student at Mines, feel free to send me an email with your current resume or CV. If you are an aspiring student, please apply to the Mines graduate program.
Projects and Grants
- Brick Ontology: an open-source ontology and data model for data-driven smart building applications
- Mortar: a testbed and platform for “self-adapting” building analytics: write your code once and run it on 10s or 100s of buildings without changing a line of configuration or code
- Skewering the Silos (DE-EE0008681) is a DOE grant to continue development of Brick, in particular to expand its interoperability with existing metadata representations (Project Haystack, gbXML, Modelica, OpenBuildingControl/CDL and BuildingSync) and develop additional analytics and controls applications
- I am an active member of the ASHRAE Semantic Interoperability Working Group, working on the proposed 223P standard
- [May 2021] I graduated from UC Berkeley!
- [April 2021] I gave my dissertation talk (recording available online)
- [March 2021] I have accepted an assistant professor position in the computer science department at Colorado School of Mines, with a joint appointment at NREL!
- [November 2020] I was one of the chairs of the Data: Acquisition to Analysis (DATA) 2020 workshop
- [October 2020] I was one of 11 recipients of the inaugural CMD-IT FLIP Dissertation Fellowship
I received my PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2021, advised by Dr. David E. Culler. I was part of the Buildings, Energy and Transportation Systems project and the RISE lab. My dissertation title was Self-Adapting Software for Cyberphysical Systems.