Joon-Ho Choi (PhD-BPD ’09) Receives National Science Foundation Award


The School of Architecture extends its congratulations to Joon-Ho Choi (PhD-BPD ’09) for receiving a 2017 National Science Foundation Award for his research project “Human-Building Integration: Bio-Sensing Adaptive Environmental Control for Human Health and Sustainability.” This project is a continuation of his Building Performance and Diagnostics PhD thesis entitled “CoBi: Bio-Sensing Adaptive Control for Building Mechanical Systems for Ensuring Thermal Comfort.”

This award-winning project is a continuation of a body of research that aims to find ways to more closely link real-time human physiology and active environmental control systems for buildings. Choi’s groundbreaking work on measuring and integrating individual human physiological responses with building systems has the potential to dramatically alter the ability of buildings to support human comfort using real-time data. The project seeks to involve a number of industry partners including Buro Happold, USGBC, and SIEMENS.

Choi served as a Research Assistant and Adjunct Instructor in the School of Architecture’s Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics during and after completing his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture since 2012.

Read the full announcement from USC School of Architecture.