Design and applications of an IoT architecture for data-driven smart building operations and experimentation
A Malkawi, S Ervin, X Han, E X Chen, S Lim, S Ampanovos, P Howard
Energy and Buildings, 2023

Adaptive model predictive control with ensembled multi-time scale deep-learning models for smart control of natural ventilation
E X Chen, X Han, A Malkawi, R Zhang, N Li
Building and Environment, 2023

Model predictive control of short-term winter natural ventilation in a smart building using machine learning algorithm
W Zhang, W Wu, L Norford, N Li, A Malkawi
Journal of Building Engineering, 2023



Surface texture modulation via buckling in porous inclined mechanical metamaterials
M C Fernandes, S Mhatre, A E Forte, B Zhao, O Mesa, J C Weaver, M Bechthold, K Bertoldi
Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2022

Co-benefits of energy efficiency in residential buildings
A Baniassadi, J Heusinger, P Izaga Gonzalez, S Weber, H Samuelson
Energy, 2022

Zero-carbon balance: The case of HouseZero
J Grinham, H Fjeldheim, B Yan, T Dokka Helge, K Edwards, T Hegli, A Malkawi
Building and Environment, 2022

Post-tensioned ceramic structures: design, analysis and prototyping
M Bechthold, Z Seibold, S Mhatre
Architecture, Structures and Construction, 2022

CoolVox: Advanced 3D convolutional neural network models for predicting solar radiation on building facades
J M Han, E S Choi, A Malkawi
Building Simulation, 2022

Bioinspired design and optimization for thin film wearable and building cooling systems
J Grinham, M J Hancock, K Kumar, M Bechthold, D E Ingber, J Aizenberg
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2022

Comprehensive assessment of operational performance of coupled natural ventilation and thermally active building system via an extensive sensor network
B Yan, X Han, A MalkawiT Helge Dokka, P Howard, J Knowles, T Hegli, K Edwards
Energy and Buildings, 2022

Urban heat mitigation through improved building energy efficiency
A Baniassadi, J Heusinger, N Meili, PI Gonzalez, H Samuelson
Energy and Climate Change, 2022

Early-Phase Performance-Driven Design Using Generative Models
S Ampanavos, A Malkawi
International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, 2022

3D Printing of Hierarchical Porous Ceramics for Thermal Insulation and Evaporative Cooling
A Dutto, M Zanini, E Jeoffroy, E Tervoort, S Mhatre, Z Seibold, M Bechthold, A Studart
Advanced Material Technologies, 2022


Simplified direct forcing approach for dynamic modeling of building natural ventilation
W Wu, J M Han, A Malkawi
Building and Environment, 2021

On the Equivalence of Youla, System-Level, and Input–Output Parameterizations
Y Zheng, L Furier, A Papachristodoulou, N Li, M Kamgarpour
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2021

Non-Asymptotic Identification of Linear Dynamical Systems Using Multiple Trajectories
Y Zheng, N Li
IEEE Control Systems Letters, 2021

Using recurrent neural networks for localized weather prediction with combined use of public airport data and on-site measurements
J M Han, Y Q Ang, A Malkawi, H W Samuelson
Building and Environment, 2021

Deployable Structures Based on Buckling of Curved Beams Upon a Rotational Input
S Mhatre, E Boatti, D Melancon, A Zareei, M Dupont, M Bechthold, K Bertoldi
Advanced Functional Materials, 2021

Exceedance Degree-Hours: A new method for assessing long-term thermal conditions
S Salimi, E Estrella Guillén, H Samuelson
Indoor Air International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health, 2021

A new method for comparing long-term thermal conditions in buildings
S Salimi, E Estrella Guillén, H Samuelson
Building Simulation Conference, 2021

Zeroth-Order Feedback Optimization for Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems
Y Tang, Z Ren, N Li
59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)


Critical evaluation of analytical methods for thermally activated building systems
W Wu, W Zhang, J Benner, A Malkawi
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2020

Transfer learning with deep neural networks for model predictive control of HVAC and natural ventilation in smart buildings
Y Chen, Z Tong, Y Zheng, H Samuelson, L Norford
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020

CREASE: Synchronous gait by minimizing actuation through folded geometry
O Mesa, S Mhatre, D Aukes
International Journal of Architectural Computing, 2020

Optimization of Window Positions for Wind-Driven Natural Ventilation Performance
N Yoon, M A Piette, J M Han, W Wu, A Malkawi
Energies, 2020

Using Machine learning algorithms to improve CO2-based demand-controlled natural ventilation
W Zhang, W Wu, A Malkawi
Prometheus, 4: Buildings Cities, and Performance II, 2020

Extruded Tessellations: A novel structural ceramic system at the intersection of industrial ceramic extrusion and CNC fabrication
J P Ugarte-Urzúa, S Mhatre, M Bechthold, S Norman
24th SIGraDi Conference – Transformative Design, 2020

Dynamic metrics of natural ventilation cooling effectiveness for interactive modeling
N Yoon, L Norford, A Malkawi, H Samuelson, MA Piette
Building and Environment, 2020

AriNet: Using 3D Convolutional Neural Networks to Estimate Annual Radiation Intensities on Building Facades
JM Han, CK Chang, A Malkawi
Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, 2020

Applying machine learning for building natural ventilation control
W Zhang, W Wu, B Yan, A Malkawi
The 16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate, 2020



Design-based natural ventilation evaluation in early stage for high performance buildings
B Wang, A Malkawi
Sustainable Cities and Society, 2019

Achieving natural ventilation potential in practice: Control schemes and levels of automation
Y Chen, Z Tong, W Wu, H Samuelson, A Malkawi, L Norford
Applied Energy, 2019

Diffuse ceiling ventilation for buildings: A review of fundamental theories and research methodologies
W Wu, N Yoon, Z Tong, Y Chen, Y Lv, T Ærenlund, J Benner
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019

CREASE Synchronized Gait Through Folded Geometry
O Mesa, S Mhatre, M Singh, D Aukes
eCAADe 37/SIGraDi 23, Matter – Digital Production and Robotics 2, 2019

New Environmental Analysis Software for Solar Energy Representation
J M Han, A Malkawi, K Z Gajos
16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition, 2019

Seasonal optimization of a dynamic thermo-optical ETFE façade system
J M Han, D Park
16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition, 2019

Finding the Optimum Window Locations of a Single Zone: To Maximize the Wind-Driven Natural Ventilation Potential
N Yoon, J M Han, A Malkawi
16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition, 2019

Janus Printing: Co-extrusion based Multi-material Additive Manufacturing for Ceramics
Z Seibold, S Mhatre, J Luis García del Castillo y López, S Alhadidi
39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), 2019



Optimal control of HVAC and window systems for natural ventilation through reinforcement learning
Y Chen, L K Norford, H W Samuelson, A Malkawi
Energy and buildings, 2018

A Method toward Real-Time CFD Modeling for Natural Ventilation
W Wu, B Wang, A Malkawi, N Yoon, Z Sehovic, B Yan
Fluids, 2018

Holistic visual data representation for built environment assessment
J M Han, N Lee
Sustainable Development and Planning, 2018

Fluid Equilibrium: Material Computation in Ferrofluidic Castings
Z Seibold, J Grinham, O Geletina, O Ahanotu, A Sayegh, J Weaver, M Bechthold
38th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), 2018

Transmissivity of vining green walls: Evaluation of extinction coefficient for various geographical locations
A Yazdanseta, A Malkawi
16th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, 2018


Development of policy metrics for circularity assessment in building assemblies  
M Mayer, M Bechthold
Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, 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 

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 


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


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