August 5th, 2014, Samuel Qing-Shan Jia, Tsinghua University

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 404/428

Refreshments served at 2:45.


Samuel Qing-Shan JiaSamuel Qing-Shan Jia

Tsinghua University

On Occupant Oriented Wireless Sensor Network in Building Cyber Physical Systems

There is an increasing demand on energy efficiency, comfort, and safety in buildings. These different objectives may be achieved by building cyber physical systems (BCPS) in the same time. Occupant-oriented wireless sensor network plays a key role in BCPS, which collects information on the demand (what the occupant wants), the supply (what the building can offer), and how the two parts may coordinate with each other (the elasticity of the demand and the supply). In this talk, we will review the state of art and the state of practice in this field. In particular, we will see what the existing occupant oriented wireless sensor networks are and how these networks work. Then we will discuss how these networks may work better through various simulation-based optimization methods and techniques.

(Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia received the B.E. degree in automation in July 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering in July 2006, both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is an Associate Professor in the Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems (CFINS), Department of Automation, Tsinghua University. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2006, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010, and at Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013. His research interests include theories and applications of discrete event dynamic systems (DEDS’s) and simulation-based performance evaluation and optimization of complex systems. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and Discrete Event Dynamic Systems – Theory and Applications, and an area editor of IIE Transactions. He now serves the Discrete Event Systems Technical Committee chair in IEEE Control Systems Society, and the Smart Buildings Technical Committee co-chair in IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

Hosting Professor: Christos Cassandras