Model-based and data-driven approaches for building automation and control

Tianshu Wei, Xiaoming Chen, Xin Li, Qi Zhu

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Abstract

Smart buildings in the future are complex cyber-physical-human systems that involve close interactions among embedded platform (for sensing, computation, communication and control), mechanical components, physical environment, building architecture, and occupant activities. The design and operation of such buildings require a new set of methodologies and tools that can address these heterogeneous domains in a holistic, quantitative and automated fashion. In this paper, we will present our design automation methods for improving building energy efficiency and offering comfortable services to occupants at low cost. In particular, we will highlight our work in developing both model-based and data-driven approaches for building automation and control, including methods for co-scheduling heterogeneous energy demands and supplies, for integrating intelligent building energy management with grid optimization through a proactive demand response framework, for optimizing HVAC control with deep reinforcement learning, and for accurately measuring in-building temperature by combining prior modeling information with few sensor measurements based upon Bayesian inference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2018 - Digest of Technical Papers
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359504
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 5 2018
Event37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2018 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2018Nov 8 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
ISSN (Print)1092-3152

Other

Other37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period11/5/1811/8/18

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Keywords

  • Bayesian inference
  • data-driven
  • deep reinforcement learning
  • model predictive control
  • model-based design
  • smart buildings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Wei, T., Chen, X., Li, X., & Zhu, Q. (2018). Model-based and data-driven approaches for building automation and control. In 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2018 - Digest of Technical Papers [a26] (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1145/3240765.3243485