2017 ~ Present

Smart Buildings


The objective of this project is to develop “Building Brain Version 4.0”. Building Brain is a smart application designed to reduce energy waste in buildings through understanding and improving occupants’ behaviors. Building Brain 1.0 - 3.0 were developed in Spring 2015, Summer 2015, and Fall 2015 as a platform for storing, analyzing, and communicating the energy behaviors of occupants and reducing energy waste through multiple intervention methods (feedback, education, normative communication, and reward/penalty setting).

Issues Involved or Addressed

Using sensors in the smartphone to infer behaviors of occupants in the building (wifi, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope) and improvment the indoor localization of the app

Methods and Technologies

  • Machine learning
  • Virtual reality

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Smart Building application simulation for architectures and engineers

Meeting Schedule & Location




ECS 212-C

Team Advisors

Ali Mostafavi