Publications

2015

Energy-efficient structures: Visualizing environmental performance of structural building materials
M Mayer
Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, 2015

Genetic Algorithm Based Building Form Optimization Study for National Ventilation Potential
B Wang and A Malkawi
14th Conf. of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2015

A Method for Estimating Cooling Energy Savings Potential from Using Mixed-Mode Ventilation
B Yan, A Malkawi and Y Chen
14th Conf. of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2015

Optimizing gymnasium evacuation performance by agent-based simulation
Y Liu
14th Conf. of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2015

Distributed optimal steady-state control using reverse- and forward-engineering
X Zhang, A Papachristodoulou and N Li
IEEE 54th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015

Integrated design workflow and a new tool for urban rainwater management
Y Chen, H Samuelson and C Davila
14th Conf. of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2015

Modeling Unidirectional Pedestrian Movement: An Investigation of Diffusion Behavior in the Built Environment
Y Liu, C Sun and Y Bie
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015

Application of Crowd Simulation in Gymnasium Egress Design
Y Liu and K Xing
New Architecture, 2015

A Distributed Gauss-Newton Method for Power System State Estimation
A Minot, Y Lu and N Li 
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2015


2016

Quantifying the impact of traffic-related air pollution on the indoor air quality of a naturally ventilated building
Z Tong, Y Chen, A Malkawi, G Adamkiewicz and J Spengler
Environment International, 2016

A case study of air quality above an urban roof top vegetable farm
Z Tong, T Whitlow, A Landers and B Flanner
Environmental Pollution, 2016

Predicting thermal and energy performance of mixed-mode ventilation using an integrated simulation approach
A Malkawi, B Yan, Y Chen 
and Z Tong
Building Simulation, 2016

Energy saving potential of natural ventilation in China: The impact of ambient air pollution
Z Tong, Y Chen, A Malkawi, Z Liu and R Freeman
Applied Energy, 2016
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The underlying linkage between personal control and thermal comfort: psychological or physical effects? 
M Luo, B Cao, W Ji, Q Ouyang, B Lin, and Y Zhu
Energy and Buildings, 2016

Integrated design workflow and a new tool for urban rainwater management
Y Chen, H Samuelson and Z Tong
Journal of Environmental Management, 2016

Too cold or too warm? A winter thermal comfort study in different climate zones in China
B Cao, M Luo, M Li and Y Zhu
Energy and Buildings, 2016

Defining the Influence Region in neighborhood-scale CFD simulations for natural ventilation design
Z Tong, Y Chen and A Malkawi 
Applied Energy, 2016 

Decentralized Temperature Control via HVAC Systems in Energy Efficient Buildings: An Approximate Solution Procedure
X Zhang, W Shi, X Li, B Yan, A Malkawi and N Li 
IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, 2016

Multi-objective optimization for thermal mass model predictive control in small and medium size commercial buildings under  summer weather conditions 
X Li and A Malkawi 
Energy, 2016  

An operation optimization and decision framework for a building cluster with distributed energy systems 
X Li, J Wen and A Malkawi 
Applied Energy, 2016

System identification and data fusion for on-line adaptive energy forecasting in virtual and real commercial buildings 
X Li and J Wen 
Energy and Buildings, 2016

Short-term building energy model recommendation system: A meta-learning approach 
C Cui, T Wu, M Hu, J Weir and X Li 
Applied Energy, 2016

Experiment Design and Training Data Quality of  Inverse Model for Short-term Building Energy Forecasting
L Zhang, J Wen, C Cui, X Li and T Wu
4th International High Performance Buildings Conference, 2016

Improving AGC Performance of a Coal-fueled Generators with MW-level BESS
Y Guo, X Xie, B Wang, W Shi, Y Dong, L Mou and F Xue
IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conf., 2016

The Impact of Traffic-Related Air Pollutants on the Indoor Air Quality of a Naturally Ventilated Building
Z Tong, Y Chen and A Malkawi
ASHRAE Winter Conference, 2016


2017

Quantifying uncertainty in outdoor air flow control and its impacts on building performance simulation and fault detection  
B Yan, X Li, A Malkawi and G Augenbroe 
Energy and Buildings, 2017

Topography integration to wind downscaling 
J Kim and A Malkawi 
Building and Environment, 2017

Estimating natural ventilation potential for high-rise buildings considering boundary layer meteorology 
Z Tong, Y Chen and A Malkawi 
Applied Energy, 2017

Breathing walls: The design of porous materials for heat exchange and decentralized ventilation
S Craig and J Grinham
Energy and Buildings, 2017

Energy Retrofit Tradeoffs in Residential Enclosures
M Mayer, B Espuig, and M Bechthold
Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences, 2017

Optimal operation of stationary and mobile batteries in distribution grids
Y Wang, W Shi, B Wang, C Chu and R Gadh
Applied Energy, 2017

Demand-Response Based Distributed Preventive Control to Improve Short-term Voltage Stability
Y Dong, X Xie, W Shi, B Zhou and Q Jiang
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2017

Estimating the Cooling Power through Transpiration of Vining Green Walls in Various Climates
A Yazdanseta
Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, 2017

Estimating the Untapped Cooling Power of Green Walls as Evaporative Coolers for Buildings
A Yazdanseta and L Norford
15th Conf. of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2017

Forecasting building energy demand under uncertainty using Gaussian process regression: Feature selection, baseline prediction, parametric analysis and a web-based tool
B Yan, X Li, W Shi, X Zhang and A Malkawi
15th Conf. of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2017

Predicting the Effectiveness of Wind-Driven Natural Ventilation Strategy For Interactive Building Design
N Yoon and A Malkawi
15th Conf. of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2017

Distributed Temperature Control via Geothermal Heat Pump Systems in Energy Efficient Buildings
X Zhang, W Shi, Q Hu, B Yan, A Malkawi and N Li
American Control Conference, 2017

An Integrated Design of Optimization and Physical Dynamics for Energy Efficient Buildings: A Passivity Approach
T Hatanaka, X Zhang, W Shi, M Zhu and N Li
IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, 2017

Distributed control for reaching optimal steady state in network systems: An optimization approach
X Zhang, A Papachristodoulou and N Li
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2017

Investigating natural ventilation potentials across the globe: Regional and climatic variations
Y Chen, Z Tong and A Malkawi
Building and Environment, 2017

Non-Linear Matters: Auxetic Surfaces
O Mesa, M Stavric, S Mhatre, J Grinham, S Norman, A Sayegh, and M Bechthold
37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), 2017

Community-level geothermal heat pump system management via an aggregation-disaggregation framework
X Zhang, B Yan, W Shi, A Malkawi,  Q Jia and N Li
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017 (forthcoming)

Physics integrated hierarchical/distributed HVAC optimization for multiple buildings with robustness against time delays
T Hatanaka, X Zhang, W Shi, M Zhu and N Li
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017 (forthcoming)

Decentralized EV-based charging optimization with building integrated wind energy
Y Yang, Q Jia, X Guan, X Zhang, Z Qiu and G Deconinck
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (forthcoming)