Research + Publications

TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS | Available via ResearchGate or Google Scholar

Books

Book Chapters, White Paper & Thought-Piece

Journal Articles

| In Preparation |

  • [28] Srinivasan, R.S., Campbell, D.C.,  Parakh, U., Burgett, J., Li, J. An Integrated Approach to Emergy and Environmental Accounting of Buildings.
  • [27] Wang, Z., Wang, Y., Srinivasan, R.S., Ahrentzen, S. Random Forest based Hourly Building Energy Prediction. Energy and Buildings Journal, Elsevier, B.V. (Impact Factor: 3.6)

| In Review |

  • [26] Wang, Z., Wang, Y., Srinivasan, R.S., Ahrentzen, S. Random Forest-based Hourly Building Energy Prediction. Energy and Buildings Journal, Elsevier, B.V. (Impact Factor 3.6)
  • [25] Komeily, A., Parthasarathy, S., Srinivasan, R.S. The Promise of Internet of Things Towards Sustainable Development in the Built Environment: A Survey on Applications and Enabling. Buildings MDPI.
  • [24] Wang, Z., Zheng, P., Srinivasan, R.S., A Novel Ensemble Learning Approach to Support Building Energy Use Prediction. Energy and Buildings Journal, Elsevier, B.V. (Impact Factor 3.6)

| Published Journal Articles |

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

| In Review |

| Published |

  • [48] Srinivasan, R.S., Islam, M. T., Islam, B., Wang, Z., Sookoor, T., Nirjon, S. Preventive Maintenance of Centralized HVAC Systems: Use of Acoustic Sensors, Feature Extraction, and Unsupervised Learning. Building Simulation 2017.
  • [47] Mengda, J., Srinivasan, R.S., Bharathy, G., Silverman, B.S., Weyer, N. An Agent-based Model Approach for Simulating Interactions between Occupants and Building Systems. Building Simulation 2017.
  • [46] Komeily, A., Srinivasan, R.S. What Is Neighborhood Context and Why Does It Matter In Sustainability Assessment? International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, 18-20, May 2016.
  • [45] Komeily Ali, Salili, S.M., Srinivasan, R.S., Shahsavan, H., Jakli, A. Application of Wide-Band Liquid Crystal Reflective Windows in Building Energy Efficiency: A Case-study of Educational Buildings. Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, 2016.
  • [44] Kim, Dong-Soo, Srinivasan, R.S., Chini, A.R. Toward Urban-scale Assessments of Building Environmental Impacts: A Review. ICCCBE 2016, Japan.
  • [43] Kim, Dong-Soo, Srinivasan, R.S. Prediction of Building Energy Use and Emissions for Implementing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs: Toward Sustainable Cities. ICCCBE 2016, Japan.
  • [42] Gulati, R., Suddapalli, S., Srinivasan, R.S. Energy Impacts of Roof Fasteners for Metal Deck Roofing Systems during Re-roofing and Re-Cover Scenarios. RCI Conference (Roofing Consultants Institute), Orlando, 2016. Web
  • [41] Wang, Z., Srinivasan, R.S. A Review of Artificial Intelligence-based Building Energy Prediction with a Focus on Ensemble Prediction Models. Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington, CA, December 6-9, 2015. Invited Paper.
  • [40] Jia, M., Srinivasan, R.S. Occupant Behavior Modeling for Smart Buildings: A Critical Review of Data Acquisition Technologies and Modeling Methodologies. Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington, CA, December 6-9, 2015.
  • [39] Fathi, S., Srinivasan, R.S. Critical Analysis of Energy Performance of Educational Buildings in a University Campus Setting using Statistical and Energy Modeling Approaches. Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington, CA, December 6-9, 2015.
  • [38] Wang, Z., Srinivasan, R.S. Artificial Intelligence- based Prediction of Residential Space Heating: Use of Dynamic Human Behaviors for Improving Prediction Accuracy. American Society of Civil Engineers International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 2015.
  • [37] Komeily, A., Srinivasan, R.S. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)- based Decision Support System for Smart Project Location. American Society of Civil Engineers International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 2015.
  • [36] Srinivasan, R.S., Thakur, S., Parmar, M., Ahmed, I. Towards the Implementation of a 3D Heat Transfer Analysis in Dynamic-BIM Workbench. In Proceedings of 45th Winter Simulation Conference to be held in Savannah, GA, 7-10 December, 2014. Invited Paper.
  • [35] Pasunuru, R., Hakim, H., Sakhalkar, A., Kibert, C., Srinivasan, R.S. Towards New Zero Energy Schools – A Case Study Approach. In Proceedings of 45th Winter Simulation Conference to be held in Savannah, GA, 7-10 December, 2014.
  • [34] Agdas, D., Srinivasan, R.S. Parallel Computing in Building Energy Simulation. In Proceedings of 45th Winter Simulation Conference to be held in Savannah, GA, 7-10 December, 2014. Invited Paper.
  • [33] Srinivasan, R.S., Thakur, S., Parmar, M., Ahmed, I. Toward a 3D Heat Transfer Analysis in Dynamic-BIM Workbench. In Proceedings of iiSBE Net Zero Built Environment Symposium held in Gainesville, FL,6-7 March, 2014
  • [32] Reddy, R., Hakim, H., Sakhalkar, A., Kibert, C.J., Srinivasan, R.S. Analysis of Meadowbrook Elementary School Energy Performance: Towards Net Zero. In Proceedings of iiSBE Net Zero Built Environment Symposium held in Gainesville, FL,6-7 March, 2014.
  • [31] Kim, D., Srinivasan, R.S. Urban Performance Simulations – A Review. In Proceedings of iiSBE Net Zero Built Environment Symposium held in Gainesville, FL,6-7 March, 2014.
  • [30] Srinivasan, R.S., Ingwersen, W., Trucco, C., Ries, R., Campbell, D.E., A Review of Integrated Environmental Assessment Methodologies in the Built Environment using a Case Study Building. In Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial Emergy Research Conference, Gainesville, FL, 2014.
  • [29] Kibert, C.J., Srinivasan, R.S. Net Zero: Rational Performance Targets for High Performance Buildings, In Proceedings of the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management, Philadelphia, PA, 2013. Best Paper (Runner-up) Award.
  • [28] Kibert, C.J., Srinivasan, R.S. Net Zero: A Novel Approach for Setting Sustainability Targets for the Built Environment, In Proceedings of the Advances in Building Sciences Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 2013.
  • [27] Srinivasan, R.S., Kibert, C., Fishwick, P., Thakur, S., Lakshmanan, J., Ezzell, Z., Parmar, M., Ahmed, I. Dynamic-BIM (D-BIM) Workbench for Integrated Building Performance Assessments, In Proceedings of the Advances in Building Sciences Conference, Madras, India, 2013. Invited Paper.
  • [26] Srinivasan, R.S., Campbell, D., Lakshmanan, J., Trucco, C., Acosta, P. Emergy-LCA Synthesis Models for Built Environments: Challenges and Opportunities, In Proceedings of the Advances in Building Sciences Conference, Madras, India, 2013.
  • [25] Srinivasan, R.S., Kibert, C.J., Fishwick, P., Ezzell, Z., Thakur, S., Ahmed, I., Lakshmanan, J. Preliminary Researches in Dynamic-BIM (D-BIM) Workbench Development, In Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2012. Invited Paper.
  • [24] Bhandari, M., Srinivasan, R.S. Window-Wall Interface Correction Factors: Thermal Modeling of Integrated Fenestration and Opaque Envelope Systems for Improved Prediction of Energy Use. In Proceedings of SimBuild Conference, Madison, WI, USA, 2012.
  • [23] Srinivasan, R.S., Campbell, D., Wei, W. Renewable Substitutability Index for Built Environments. In Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Emergy Research Conference, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2012.
  • [22] Srinivasan, R.S., Braham, W.W., Campbell, D.E., and Curcija, D.C. Re(de)fining Net Zero Energy: Renewable Emergy Balance of Environmental Building Design. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2011.
  • [21] Srinivasan, R.S., Braham, W.W., Campbell, D.E., and Curcija, D.C. Building Envelope Optimization using Emergy Analysis in Environmental Building Design. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2011.
  • [20] Srinivasan, R.S., Braham, W.W., Campbell, D.E., and Curcija, D.C. Sustainability Assessment Frameworks, Evaluation Tools and Metrics for Building and Environment – A Review. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Intl. Building Performance Simulation Assoc. Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2011.
  • [19] Srinivasan, R.S., Lakshmanan, J., and Srivastav, D. Calibrated Simulation of an Existing Convention Center Building: The Role of Event Calendar and Energy Modeling Software. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Intl. Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2011.
  • [18] Srinivasan, R.S., Lakshmanan, J., Srivastav, D., and Santosa, E. Benchmarking Plug-load Density for K-12 Schools. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2011.
  • [17] Srinivasan, R.S., Braham, W.W., Campbell, D.E., and Curcija, D.C. Energy Balance Verification Protocol for Net Zero Energy Buildings. In Proceedings of 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2011.
  • [16] Srinivasan, R.S., and Malkawi, A. Toward Real-Time Airflow Simulations for Immersive Visualization using Adaptive Localization Method. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Conference held in Beijing, China, Sept 3-6, 2007.
  • [15] Malkawi, A., and Srinivasan, R.S., Energy Based Decision Support System for Facilities Management: Integration of Data/Web Mining, Knowledge Base and Thermal Simulation. In Proceedings of the Tenth International IBPSA Conference Held in Beijing, China, Sept 3-6, 2007. IBPSA Student Travel Award
  • [14] Srinivasan, R.S., and Malkawi, A. Adaptive Localization Method: An Approach to Real-Time Airflow Simulation and Immersive Visualization. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Computer Graphics and Vision (GRAPHICON) Held in Moscow, Russia, 23-27 June 2007.
  • [13] Lakaemper, R., Malkawi, A., Srinivasan, R.S. and Latecki, L.J. Mobile Robot Mapping and Immersive Building Simulation. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Computer Graphics and Vision Held in Moscow, Russia, 1-5 July 2006, Novosibirsk Akademgorodok, Russia, 2006.
  • [12] Malkawi, A., Srinivasan, R.S., and Veer, V.J. Interfacing with Building Data: Toward an Integrated Mobile Augmented Environment. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference Held in Canada, 15-18 August 2005, Montreal, Canada, 2005.
  • [11] Srinivasan, R.S. and Malkawi, A. Reinforcement Learning and Real-time Thermal Performance Visualization in Buildings. In Proceedings of the Tenth Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) Conference Held in New Delhi, India, 28-30 April 2005, edited by A. Bhatt. New Delhi: CAADRIA, 2005. “Young CAADRIA Award” for best research.
  • [10] Malkawi, A. and Srinivasan, R.S. Building Performance Visualization Using Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Computer Graphics and Vision Held in Moscow, Russia, 6-10 September 2004, 122-127. Moscow, Russia: Moscow State University, 2004.
  • [9] Malkawi, A. and Srinivasan, R.S. Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction for Immersive Visualization: Integrating Speech-Gesture Recognitions and Augmented Reality for Indoor Environments. In Proceedings of the Seventh IASTED Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging Held in Kauai, Hawaii, 17-19 August 2004, edited by M.H. Hamza, 171-175. Calgary, Canada: ACTA Press, 2004.
  • [8] Malkawi, A., Srinivasan, R.S., Jackson, B., Yi, Y., Chan, K.H. and Angelov, S. Interactive, Immersive Visualization for Indoor Environments: Use of Augmented Reality, Human-Computer Interaction and Building Simulation. In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Information Visualization Held in London, England, 14-16 July 2004, 833-838. London, England: IEEE Press, 2004.
  • [7] Srinivasan, R.S. and Malkawi, A. The Use of Learning Algorithms for Real-time Immersive Data Visualization in Buildings. In Proceedings of the Eighth Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphic (SIGRADI) Conference Held in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, 10-12 November 2004, edited by C. Scaletsky, 793-798, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil: 2004.
  • [6] Malkawi, A., Srinivasan, R.S., Yi, Y. and Choudhary, R. Performance-based Design Evolution: The Use of Genetic Algorithms and CFD. In Proceedings of the Eighth IBPSA Conference Held in Eindhoven, Netherlands, 11-14 August 2003, edited by G. Augenbroe and J. Hensen, Vol. 2: 793-798. Eindhoven, The Netherlands: IBPSA, 2003.
  • [5] Srinivasan, R.S. and Najafi, F. Visual Construction Information System to Retrieve Necessary Construction Data for a Typical Mid-size Construction Project. In Proc. of the Eighty Second Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference Held in Washington D.C., 2003.
  • [4] Najafi, F.T., Fukai, D., Ross, D., and Srinivasan, R.S. Public Works Engineering Education Through Setting up An International Public Works Center at the University of Florida, In Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), held in Montreal, Canada, 2002.
  • [3] Srinivasan, R.S. et al., Visual Pattern Database (ViPD): New Understanding of the Sequences in Design and Construction, In Proceedings of the Fourth Transportation Speciality Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, held in Montreal, Canada, 5-8 June, 2002.
  • [2] Fukai, D. and Srinivasan, R.S. Piece-based Construction Information System (PCIS) Revisited: A Visual Database for Design and Construction. In Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Held in Buffalo, New York, 11-14 October 2001, edited by W. Jabi, 372-379. Buffalo, NY: ACADIA, 2001.
  • [1] Fukai, D. and Srinivasan, R.S. PCIS Revisited: A Visual Decision Tool for Design and Construction Management. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information Visualization Held in London, England, 25-27 July 2001, 376-381. London, England: IEEE Press, 2001.

| Unpublished Reports |

  • [4] Srinivasan, R.S., et al., A Net Zero Energy Study of Old Colony Redevelopment: Preliminary Assessment Report. Prepared for Boston Housing Authority’s first public housing Net Zero Energy project, 2010.
  • [3] Malkawi, A.M., Srinivasan, R.S. Energy-based Decision Support System for National Park Service’s Facility Management. University of Pennsylvania and Independence National Historic Park Partnership, Washington- D.C.
  • [2] Srinivasan, R.S. Thermal Heat Transfer Routines: An Object Oriented Approach to Access Transfer Function Method Simulation Engine. School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.
  • [1] Malkawi, A.M., Srinivasan, R.S., Yi, Y., Fire Evacuation Study for World Trade Center using STEPS and EXODUS. School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.

RESEARCH GRANTS & PROPOSALS

| In Preparation |

  • National Science Foundation.

| Awaiting Award Status |

  • National Science Foundation. Collaborative Research: Building Sustainability under Long-term Climate Change: Climate Resilience Toolkit (CResT) for Urban Modeling and Design Adaptations. Amount: $200,000. 2017-2018 | Role: Lead PI with 7th Wave.

| Awarded |

  • UF – City of Gainesville Strategic Development | Urban Energy Model for Smart City Informatics. 2017 – 2018 | Role: PI (Graduate students: Soheil Fathi & Baalaganapathy Manohar)
  • National Research Council (NRC) of Canada | The Impact of Climate Resilient Roofs. 2017 | Role: PI
  • WinBuild Inc. (US Department of Energy – International) | Impact of Cool Roof Surfaces on Energy Savings in Buildings in South Africa. 2016 | Role: PI
  • National Science Foundation. EAGER: Preventive Maintenance of HVAC System using Audio Sensing. 2016-2018 | Role: Lead PI with UNC Chapel Hill
  • WinBuild Inc. (US Department of Energy – International) | EnergyPlus Training of South African Notional Buildings at the University of Pretoria, 2015 | Role: PI
  • GW Robinson Award. Integrated Assessment of Buildings in Dynamic-SIM Workbench. 2016-2018 | Role: PI
  • WinBuild Inc. (US Department of Energy – International) | EnergyPlus Training at the University of Pretoria | Role: PI | Web < External, US Dept. of Energy Website > 
  • NSF Early-Career Investigators Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities, Seattle, April 13-17, 2015. National Science Foundation CPS Program. Position Paper Selected + Travel Award amount: $1,500 | Role: PI
  • WinBuild, Inc. (US Department of Energy – International) | Powering South Africa with Cleaner & Smarter Energy Conference and Exhibition, Rosebank, Johannesburg. May 28-29, 2015. Travel Award, Amount: $1,500 | Role: PI
  • Global Innovation Initiative. A Critical Regionalist Approach to Sustainable Urban Development through the Transformative Use of Green Infrastructure. U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education. 2015-2017 | Role: Co-PI
  • WinBuild, Inc. Impact Analysis of South African RDP Housing: Energy Savings Potential. 2014-2015 | Role: PI | Web < External, US Dept. of Energy Website >
  • Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) Education Program. Buildings and Energy: Design and Operation vs. Sustainability – An Energy Engineering Course Development for Florida- specific Building Design & Operation. 2014-2015 | Role: Co-PI
  • Rinker Doctoral Fellowship Award. Real-time Dynamic Benchmarking Tool in Dynamic-SIM Workbench. 2014-2018 | Role: PI
  • GW Robinson Award. End-to-End Integrated Assessment of Buildings in Dynamic-BIM Workbench. 2014-2016 | Role: PI
  • Green Building Initiative. Energy Performance Options for Green Globes for New Construction. 2012-2013 | Role: PI
  • GW Robinson Award. Extended Ecologically-based Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings. 2013-2015 | Role: PI
  • UF Opportunity Seed Fund Award. A Dynamic-BIM Workbench for Low / Net Zero Energy  Buildings. 2012-2015 | Role: PI
  • GW Robinson Award. System Analysis and Design of Component-based Routines for Building Envelope and Internal Loads. 2011-2013 | Role: PI

| Submitted |

  • National Science Foundation. CPS: Breakthrough: Collaborative: Smart Audio SEnsing-based Maintenance (SASEM): Low-cost Networked Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of HVAC Systems. Amount: $500,000. 2016-2019 | Role: Lead PI with UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • US Department of Energy. Dynamic Citywide Energy Decision (D-CED) Platform: Model Practices and Implementation Strategies for Collection and Application of Citywide Energy Use. Amount: $300,000. 2016-2018 | Role: PI with City of Orlando (Lead PI)
  • National Science Foundation. Collaborative: Audio-based System Assessment Prognosis (Audio-SAP): Improving Environmental Sustainability of Centralized HVAC System. Amount: $200,000. 2016-2018 | Role: PI
  • UF Office of Research. Audio-based Monitoring of HVAC Systems: Toward Soundscaping Urban Infrastructure and Smart Cities. Opportunity Seed Fund. Amount: $100,000. 2016-2018 | Role: PI
  • National Science Foundation. CPS: TTP Option: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Soundscaping Urban Infrastructure for Predictive Maintenance. Amount: $1,190,773. 2016-2019 | Role: Lead PI
  • National Science Foundation. EXP: Collaborative: Cyber-Eye: Empowering Learners with Remote Visualizations through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Amount: $351,706. 2015-2017 | Role: Co-PI
  • National Science Foundation. Collaborative: CyberSEES: Type I: Adaptive Ventilation Management Cyber-System for Energy Efficiency in Buildings using Video Segmentation as Graph Partitioning. Amount: $399,367. 2014 | Role: Co-PI
  • US Department of Energy, EERE Program, CRAFT FOA. Development of Fenestration Attachment Independent Rating (FAIR) Program. Amount: $2,460,620. 2014 | Role: PI
  • US-India Education Foundation’s Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant Proposal. Minorities in India Transformation through Renewable Energy Association (MITRA) – A Renewable Energy Program for Powering India’s Villages. Amount: $250,000. 2013 | Role: Co-PI
  • ELECTRI Early Career Award. Building Energy Analysis for Electrical Contractors. Amount: $8,355 | Role: PI
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. A Dynamic-BIM Workbench for Low / Net Zero Energy Buildings. Amount: $10,000. 2013 | Role: PI
  • Florida Roof & Sheet Metal Association, Learning by Playing: The Net Zero Energy Game. Amount: $15,000 | Role: PI
  • National Science Foundation. Cyber-Physical Systems: Reducing the Energy Consumption of Commercial Buildings using Intelligent Control and Coordination of Active Systems. Amount: $836,950. 2013 | Role: Co-PI