Lab News

June 10, 2020

*New Paper* published in Cities!

UIL collaborated with the Global Projects Center on a new publication "One approach does not fit all (smart) cities: Causal recipes for cities' use of 'data and analytics' " recently published in Cities.

June 01, 2020

UIL student Kopal awarded a Leavell Fellowship!

​UIL PhD student Kopal Nihar was awarded a Leavell Fellowship on Sustainable Built Environment from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Congrats Kopal!

April 08, 2020

UIL Student Abigail Andrews awarded NSF Fellowship!

UIL PhD Student Abigail Andrews was awarded a prestigious 3-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!  Congrats Abigail!

February 28, 2020

*New Paper* published in Energy Policy!

​​​Our paper "Examining the feasibility of using open data to benchmark building energy usage in cities: A data science and policy perspective" was published in Energy Policy.  Congrats to Jon, Ben and Dian on this collaborative effort!  (Note the above link is valid until April 16, 2020 for free access. Please use the link from the publications page after this date.)

January 06, 2020

UIL Director recieves NSF CAREER award!

​​UIL Director Rishee Jain was awarded the NSF CAREER award for his project entitled "UrbanEMOS: An Urban Energy Management Operating System for understanding and co-optimizing building, energy and human systems at multiple scales". Support from NSF for five years is gratefully acknowledged.

October 11, 2019

*New Paper* published in IEEE Embedded Systems Letters

Our paper "Building Relationships: Using Embedded Plug Load Sensors for Occupant Network Inference" was published in IEEE Embedded Systems Letters.  Congrats to Andrew!

June 19, 2019

UIL presented 2 papers, 3 posters at i3CE in Atlanta

UIL members Andrew, Jon and Rohan presented papers (2) and posters (3) at the 2019 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE) in Atlanta, GA. Thanks to our colleagues at Georgia Tech for hosting! Check out the two papers here and here.

May 01, 2019

*New Paper* published in Building & Environment!

​​​Our paper "Understanding the adoption and usage of data analytics and simulation among building energy management professionals: A nationwide survey" was published in Building & Environment.  Congrats to Charu and Zheng!  (Note the above link is valid until June 20, 2019 for free access. Please use the link from the publications page after this date.)

April 02, 2019

UIL PhD student Alex accepted to IIASA's Young Scientists Summer Program!

​UIL PhD student Alex Nutkiewicz has been accepted to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)'s Young Scientists Summer Program in Vienna, Austria.  Congrats Alex!

January 29, 2019

UIL awarded a $1.7 M grant from the Department of Energy!

We are excited to be co-leading a $1.7 M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy titled "I-DREEM (Impact of Demand Response on short and long-term building Energy Efficiency Metrics) with Prof. Johanna Mathieu (EECS, Michigan). Prof. Ian Hiskens (EECS, Michigan) and Prof. Jeremiah Johnson (CCE, North Carolina State) are also collaborators on the project.  Support from the Building Technology Office (BTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy is gratefully acknowledged.

December 20, 2018

*New Paper* published in Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering!

​Our paper "Urban Data Integration Using Proximity Relationship Learning for Design, Management, and Operations of Sustainable Urban Systems" was published in ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (JCCE).  Congrats to Karan and Zhang who led this work!

November 07, 2018

Paper presented at BuildSys '18

UIL researcher Andrew Sonta presented his paper "Inferring occupant ties: automated inference of occupant network structure in commercial buildings" at the 5th Conference on Systems for Built Environments (BuildSys '18) in Shenzen, China. Nice work Andrew!

September 19, 2018

*New Paper* published in Applied Energy!

​​Our paper "Energy modeling of urban informal settlement redevelopment: Exploring design parameters for optimal thermal comfort in Dharavi, Mumbai, India" was published in Applied Energy.  Congrats to Alex and collaborator Prof. Bardhan!  (Note the above link is valid until Nov. 9, 2018 for free access. Please use the link from the publications page after this date.)

September 14, 2018

UIL awarded NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) grant!

August 25, 2018

Awarded Best Paper at International Conference on Applied Energy!

July 23, 2018

*New Paper* published in Applied Energy!

July 19, 2018

Seminar at Berkeley Lab

Rishee gave a seminar at Berkeley Lab's Energy Technologies Area (ETA) on the latest and greatest research being done at UIL.  

April 30, 2018

*New Paper* published in Advanced Engineering Informatics

Our paper "Understanding building occupant activities at scale: An integrated knowledge-based and data-driven approach​" was published in Advanced Engineering Informatics.  Congrats to Andrew and Perry who led this work!

April 03, 2018

UIL student Rohan awarded NSF Fellowship!

UIL PhD Student Rohan Aras was awarded a prestigious 3-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!  Congrats Rohan!

March 14, 2018

*New Review Paper* published in Applied Energy

​Along with collaborators from Cornell Tech, Georgia Tech, City University of Hong Kong and industry (Envairo, Maalka), we published "A review of occupant energy feedback research: Opportunities for methodological fusion at the intersection of experimentation, analytics, surveys and simulation" in Applied Energy.  Congrats to all the contributors!

January 15, 2018

*New Paper* published in Energy and Buildings!

Our paper "DUE-B: Data-driven urban energy benchmarking of buildings using recursive partitioning and stochastic frontier analysis" was published in Energy and Buildings. Congrats to Dr. Zheng Yang and Jon Roth who led this work!

January 07, 2018

UIL student Andrew Sonta selected for Norman Foster Foundation Scholarship

​Andrew Sonta is 1 of 10 scholars selected for a Norman Foster Foundation Scholarship to attend the DigitalX program in Madrid, Spain.  Congrats Andrew!

August 08, 2017

UIL awarded NSF grant to support collaboration with SLAC!

UIL was awarded a NSF supplemental grant to support collaboration with SLAC's Grid Integration, Systems, and Mobility (GISMo) group in the area of building informatics.

July 17, 2017

*New Paper* published in Nature Energy!

Our paper "Data-driven planning of distributed energy resources amidst socio-technical complexities" was published in Nature Energy! Additionally, Nature Energy also published an editorial highlighting our contributions and ArsTechnica featured an article on the work.

May 09, 2017

UIL work featured at NSF Sustainable Smart Cities International Workshop

​Director Rishee Jain presented UIL's work at the NSF Sustainable Smart Cities International Workshop in Cairo, Egypt.

April 07, 2017

MIT-Tata Center Research Award

UIL is collaborating with Prof. Les Norford (MIT) and Prof. Ronita Bardhan (IIT-Bombay, Visiting Professor at UIL) on a MIT-Tata Center project to improve kitchen air quality in Mumbai’s Dharavi settlement.

March 15, 2017

Dr. Zheng Yang named a 2017 New Faces in Civil Engineering Honoree!

Congrats to UIL Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Zheng Yang for being named a 2017 New Faces in Civil Engineering Honoree by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)! ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering recognition programs highlight the next generation of civil engineering leaders and we are proud that Zheng was one of 10 chosen this year.  Check out Zheng's featured ASCE news story to learn more.   

February 24, 2017

*New Paper* published in ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering!

Our paper "OESPG: Computational Framework for Multidimensional Analysis of Occupant Energy Use Data in Commercial Buildings" was published in the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Congrats to Andrew Sonta (UIL PhD student who led this work)!

February 08, 2017

Paper accepted to Building Simulation 2017!

UIL had our paper on data-driven and simulation based approaches to understanding slum redevelopment in Mumbai, India accepted to Building Simulation 2017. Congrats to Ramit and Ronita!

February 06, 2017

Two papers accepted at IWCCE 2017!

UIL had two papers accepted to the 2017 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE 2017) in Seattle, WA. Congrats to Andrew, Perry, Zheng and Karan.  We look forward to presenting our work on automated inference of occupant behavior dynamics and data integration for urban systems analysis in Seattle this summer!

October 20, 2016

UIL's work featured in Stanford Engineering News

UIL participated in the Digital Cities Summit at Stanford and our work was featured in a Stanford Engineering News article. Check it out!

October 18, 2016

Rishee Jain named a Terman Faculty Fellow

UIL Director Rishee Jain was named a Terman Faculty Fellow by the Stanford School of Engineering.  This fellowship will support UIL's research and educational efforts.

October 01, 2016

UIL awarded a Precourt Institute for Energy Seed grant!

UIL with collaborators Dian Grueneich (PECC) and Mark Hartney (SLAC) was awarded a Precourt Institute for Energy Seed grant to develop an open-source analytics platform for benchmarking buildings.  Support from PIE is gratefully acknowledged.

September 28, 2016

UIL awarded a NSF EAGER grant!

UIL was awarded a NSF EAGER grant to study the coupled dynamics of urban systems using data science and micro-experimentation.  Support from NSF is gratefully acknowledged.

September 18, 2016

Stanford UIL website launched

The Stanford UIL website is offically launched.  Check out our team and latest projects!

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