|COMFORT CONTROL IN SMART BUILDINGS
Buildings are one of the primary energy consumers world-wide. The purpose of the built environment is to provide comfortable and productive shelter from the elements, while doing this contributes to a large portion of global energy expenditures and subsequent air pollution. Nowadays most buildings are equipped with simple automatic control systems, therefore many studies have indicated the merits of advanced building automation over current state of the art control practice in terms of energy usage and comfort regulation. Conventional control methods are easy to implement since they are pure feedback strategies based on measured temperature. The aim of my research activity is to improve the efficiency through change in the control algorithm, this, alone, has a strong economic incentive because retrofitting the existing buildings with new control software is far cheaper than redesigning the buildings to be more efficient.
Domenico Gorni was born in Brescia, Italy, on March 24, 1989. He recieved the Bachelor degree in Industrial Automation from the University of Brescia in 2011, discussing a Thesis about feedback control of coupled tank system. He recieved also the Master degree in Industrial Automation from the University of Brescia in 2013, discussing a Thesis about MPC (model predictive control) strategies applied on velocity LPV system modellization. From Genuary 2013 to July 2013 he was a visitor researcher at the Industrial Control Centre in University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Currently he holds a Ph.D. student position in Computer Science and Control Systems engineering at the Department of Informatics and Electronics Engineering of the University of Brescia. He is a member of the national board of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineerig).
Curriculum: Computer Science/Engineering and Control Systems
Tutor: Antonio VISIOLI
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