Ezra’s Round Table / Systems Seminar: Tianzhen Hong (Berkeley Lab)
Dr. Tianzhen Hong is a Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator of the Building Technologies Department. He leads the Urban Systems Group and a team with research on data, methods, computing, occupant behavior, and policy for design and operation of low energy buildings and sustainable urban systems. He is leading the EnergyPlus development at LBNL. He established and chairs the ASHRAE Multidisciplinary Task Group on occupant behavior in buildings. He actively contributed to international collaborations such as the 10-year U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency, IEA EBC Annex 53, 66, 79, and 81. He was co-Operating Agent of Annex 66 and co-lead of Subtask 3 of Annex 79. His building energy software CBES won the 2019 R&D 100 Award and CityBES won the 2022 R&D 100 Award. He is an IBPSA Fellow, an ASHRAE Fellow, and a Highly Cited Researcher 2021. He received B.Eng. and Ph.D. in HVACR, and B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, China.