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SIG Seminar:”From Bits to Bricks – Bridging Building Energy Modeling and Simulation with Graphics”

November 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer graphics is often used to visualize complex imagery for the
film and game industries, however, computer graphics can also be used
to solve a diverse set of transdisciplinary problems. In this talk, I
will introduce research that bridges building energy modeling and
simulation and computer graphics. Buildings are a leading contributor
to total energy consumption in the United States –responsible for
over 48 percent of the total energy use in our country. Architecture,
engineering, and construction (AEC) is currently a 10 trillion dollar
industry and one of the top consumers of raw materials. I’ll talk
about our recent projects that focus on modeling and simulating
responsive architecture and approaches to retrofitting through
numerical modeling and simulation to provide collaboration tools to
the design process. I will introduce our first principle physics-based
approach to energy and light simulation that produces more informed
design choices to architects and engineers and show how computer
graphics has been formalized to conduct basic research in building
science. The design, analysis, and construction of sustainable
buildings require an unprecedented degree of technical sophistication
that demands a new transdisciplinary synthesis of engineering,
architecture, and social science.

Dr. Joseph T. Kider

Assistant Professor, School for Modeling, Simulation, and Training, University of Central Florida.

Dr. Joseph T. Kider Jr. is currently an Assistant Professor at the
School for Modeling, Simulation, and Training at the University of
Central Florida. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department
of Computer Science. He is the Director of the SENSEable Design Lab at
the Institute for Simulation and Training which is a transdisciplinary
lab researching responsive sustainable architecture. He received his
Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a postdoctoral
fellow at Cornell University. Joe’s research area focuses on changing
current architectural and urban planning practices by developing,
validating, and testing simulation methods utilizing complex
illumination, material appearance, physically-based simulation, and
spectral rendering to improve design solutions for building energy use
and human-building interaction.


November 13, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Computer and Information Science
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