Research

Summary

My overarching research interest aims at investigating data related to human, buildings, and urban infrastructures for smart buildings and cities. Methodologically, this includes data analytics (e.g., machine learning, visual analytics, signal processing) as well as data acquisitions and management (e.g., sensors, actuators, processors, networks). I primarily investigated two topics, 1) Human Building Interaction, and 2) Building to Grid integration.

Projects

Occupancy detection and estimation (IEL, 2017 - current)

Publication

- J.Y. Park, J. Chen, X. Jin, & Z. Nagy, "Investigating occupancy profiles using convolutional neural networks", BuildSys, New York, NY, Nov, 2019
- J.Y. Park, E. Mbata, & Z. Nagy, "Good to see you again: Capture and recapture method on mobile devices to estimate occupancy profiles", BuildSys, New York, NY, Nov, 2019
- J.Y. Park, T. Dougherty, & Z. Nagy, "A Bluetooth based occupancy detection for buildings", BPACS, Chicago, IL, Sep, 2018
- Z. Nagy, J.R. Canteli, & J.Y. Park, "Using Bluetooth based occupancy estimation for HVAC setback to reduce energy consumption in buildings", ASHRAE, Houston, TX, June, 2018
Occupant centric building control (IEL & Annex79, 2017 - current) 

Publication 

- J.Y. Park, M. Ouf, B. Gunay, Y. Peng, L. O’Brien, M. Kjærgaard, & Z. Nagy, “A critical review of field implementations of occupant-centric building controls”, Building and Environment, 2019
- J.Y. Park, T. Dougherty, H. Fritz, and Z. Nagy, "LightLearn: An Adaptive and Occupant Centered Controller for Lighting based on Reinforcement Learning", Building and Environment, 2019 
- J.Y. Park, and Z. Nagy, "The influence of building design, sensor placement, and occupant preferences on occupant centered lighting control", ASCE i3CE, Atlanta, GA, June, 2019
- J.Y. Park, T. Dougherty, H. Fritz, and Z. Nagy, "LightLearn: Occupant centered building controller using reinforcement learning to adapt systems to humans", 7th International Building Physics Conference IBPC2018, Syracuse NY, September, 2018 
- J.Y. Park, T. Dougherty, H. Fritz, and Z. Nagy, "Reinforcement Learning for Occupant Centered Building Control System", ACM CHI Living LabWorkshop, Montreal, Canada, April, 2018
Metadata for building systems (CBPD & CBEI, 2016)

Publication

- J.Y. Park, B.Lasternas, and A. Aziz, "Data-Driven Framework to Find the Physical Association Between AHU and VAV Terminal Unit - Pilot Study", ASHRAE, Chicago, IL, January, 2018
- J.Y. Park, "Data-Driven Building metadata inference", Master Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016
- F. Leonardi, H. Reeve, T. Wagner, Z. Xiong, and  J.Y. Park, "Assisted Point Mapping to Enable Cost-effective Deployment of Intelligent Building Applications", High Performance Buildings Conference, West Lafayette, IN, July, 2016
Data-driven building energy benchmarking (IEL & collaboration with BUDSLAB, 2018 - current)


Publication  

- J.Y. Park, X. Yang, C. Miller, P. Arjunan, and Z. Nagy, "Apples or Oranges? Identification of fundamental load shape profiles for benchmarking buildings using a large and diverse dataset", Applied Energy, 2019
- J.Y. Park, C. Miller, and Z. Nagy, "A data-driven load shape profile based building benchmarking: Evaluating building performance beyond building program and EUI", IBPSA, Rome, Italy, September, 2019
Data-driven literature review on thermal comfort and building control research (IEL, 2017)

Publication 
 
- J.Y. Park, and Z. Nagy, "Data on the interaction between thermal comfort and building control research", Data in Brief, 2018
- J.Y. Park, and Z. Nagy, "Comprehensive analysis of the relationship between thermal comfort and building control research, A data-driven literature review", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018
Post occupancy evaluation study for government buildings with NEAT cart (IEQ measurement toolkit) (CBPD, 2015-2016)

Publication

- J.Park, Y. Lei, Y. Song, R. Rojas, J. Han, J.Y. Park, J. Zhao, A. Aziz, and V. Loftness, "Comparison of the results obtained with simplified IEQ Toolkit and robust instrument in POE field studies", Engineering Sustainability, Pittsburgh, PA, April, 2015