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Post Doctoral Fellow: Computational Support for Energy Conscious Design, Analysis & Operation »

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities in Cambridge, MA is seeking a researcher for a postdoctoral position in the area of Computational Support for Energy-conscious Design, Analysis and Operation, with an emphasis on wearable technology, environmental sensors, smart building components, data visualization, augmented reality, and sensory mediation.

This research group explores beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines to instigate dramatic changes in the way we understand, experience and design space and energy. Existing and emerging projects in which the postdoctoral researcher could be involved include:

  • Designing and evaluating new wearable technologies to enhance spatial and sensory experience.
  • Designing and evaluating sensor systems and smart building components to enhance comfort, efficiency, and evaluation and control systems.
  • Designing and evaluating new wearable technologies to support architectural/urban design as it relates to energy conscious building practices.
  • Developing data visualization and augmented and virtual reality techniques linked to wearable devices, building/environmental sensors, and design and control systems.
  • Evaluating existing and emergent technologies within the “Internet of Things” that relate to energy performance and efficiency, comfort, control, and visualization.

Ideal applicants will have a background in app development, human-computer interaction, info-graphics, experience building prototypes (software and/or hardware), and experience designing and running user studies.   Experience with energy-related topics, image processing, computer vision, and machine learning are preferable.

Innovative, creative, out of box thinking and demonstrated success working on teams are also important.

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and any other materials detailing personal experience and research interests to cgbc@gsd.harvard.edu.

 

Research Assistant »

The Harvard Center for Green Building and Cities may have a few Research Assistant openings for the 2016-2017 academic year. Research Assistants will work within the Center’s modeling and application dimensions; however, interaction with the economic team is possible as well.

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and any other materials detailing personal experience and research interests to cgbc@gsd.harvard.edu.