Our November meeting will feature Dr. Joshua New, who will be giving us a presentation titled "Automatic Building Energy Model Creation (AutoBEM) and a sampling of ORNL capabilities related to buildings". Dr. New has presented to our group in the past and was very well received - his presentations are a great balance of research theory and practical application.

Dr. Joshua New is a computer scientist joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2009.  He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee in 2009, his M.S. in Computer Systems and Software Design and his B.S. with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics with a Physics minor from Jacksonville State University. Dr. New is a member of the Building Envelope & Urban Systems Research group and ORNL’s Urban Dynamics Institute. Dr. New currently serves at ORNL’s Building Technology Research Integration Center (BTRIC) as subprogram manager for software tools and models. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has led more than 45 competitively-awarded projects in the past 5 years involving websites, web services, databases, simulation development, visual analytics, supercomputing using the world’s #1 fastest supercomputer and artificial intelligence for big data mining. He is an active member of IEEE and ASHRAE.

This will be a technical seminar and PDH Certificates will be awarded.