Wangda Zuo
Associate Professor • Lewis-Worcester Faculty Fellow
Building Systems Engineering • Civil Systems • Engineering Science

Office: ECCE 247

Education

  • PhD (05/2010) Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA
  • MSc (07/2005) Computational Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • MEng (06/2003) Automation, Chongqing University, China
  • BSc (07/2000) Automation, Chongqing University, China

Research Interests

  • Smart, Sustainable, and Resilient City
  • Building and District Energy Systems
  • Indoor Environment Modeling
  • Building Controls Design and Optimization

Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, ASHRAE, 2017.
  • Eliahu I. Jury Early Career Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Miami, 2016.
  • SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award, University of Miami, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Emerging Professional Award in recognition of superior early achievement in the field of energy modeling, IBPSA-USA, 2016.
  • Provost Research Award, University of Miami, 2014.
  • Best Poster Award, IBPSA-USA Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2009

Recent Publications

  • W. Tian, T. A. Sevilla, W. Zuo, M. Sohn 2017 “Coupling Fast Fluid Dynamics and Multizone Airflow Models in Modelica Buildings Library to Simulate Dynamics of HVAC Systems Building and Environment”, accepted by Building and Environment.
  • S. Huang, W. Zuo, M. Sohn 2017 “A Bayesian Network Model for Predicting Cooling Load of Commercial Buildings”, accepted by Building Simulation, DOI: 10.1007/s12273-017-0382-z
  • W. Tian, T. A. Sevilla, D. Li, W. Zuo, M. Wetter 2017 “Fast and self-learning indoor airflow simulation based on In Situ Adaptive Tabulation”, accepted by Journal of Building Performance Simulation.
  • S. Huang, A. Malara, W. Zuo, M. Sohn 2017, “A Bayesian Network Model for the Optimization of a Chiller Plant’s Condenser Water Set Point”, accepted by Journal of Building Performance Simulation.
  • S. Huang, W. Zuo, M. Sohn 2017, “Improved cooling tower operation of legacy chiller plants by optimizing the condenser water set point”, Building and Environment, 111, pp. 33-46.
  • W. Tian, T. A. Sevilla, W. Zuo 2017 “A systematic evaluation of accelerating indoor airflow simulations using cross platform parallel computing”, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 10 (3), pp 243-255.
  • S. Huang, W. Zuo, M. Sohn 2016 “Amelioration of the cooling load based chiller sequencing control”, Applied Energy, 168, pp. 204-215.
  • W. Zuo, M. Wetter, W. Tian, D. Li, M. Jin, Q. Chen 2016, "Coupling indoor airflow, HVAC, control and building envelope heat transfer in the Modelica Buildings library", Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 9(4), pp. 366-381.