Prof. Walter Zhe WANG 王者

Walter Zhe

PhD in Building Science
Assistant Professor
Research Area
Research Interests
Smart Building
Advanced Building Control
Human-Building Interaction
Low-cost Built Environment Sensing

PhD, Tsinghua University

MPhil, University of Cambridge

Master, Tsinghua University

BEng, Tsinghua University

Selected Publications

Wang, Z., Chen, B., Li, H. and Hong, T., 2021. AlphaBuilding ResCommunity: A multi-agent virtual testbed for community-level load coordination. Advances in Applied Energy, 4, p.100061.

Wang, Z., Hong, T. and Li, H., 2021. Informing the planning of rotating power outages in heat waves through data analytics of connected smart thermostats for residential buildings. Environmental Research Letters, 16(7), p.074003.

Wang, Z., Hong, T., Li, H. and Piette, M.A., 2021. Predicting city-scale daily electricity consumption using data-driven models. Advances in Applied Energy, 2, p.100025.

Wang, Z. and Hong, T., 2020. Reinforcement Learning for Building Controls: The opportunities and challenges. Applied Energy, 269, p.115036.

Wang, Z., Hong, T. and Piette, M.A., 2020. Building thermal load prediction through shallow machine learning and deep learning. Applied Energy, 263, p.114683.

Wang, Z. and Hong, T., 2020. Learning occupants’ indoor comfort temperature through a Bayesian inference approach for office buildings in United States. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 119, p.109593.

Wang, Z. and Hong, T., 2020. Generating realistic building electrical load profiles through the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). Energy and Buildings, p.110299.

Wang, Z., Hong, T., Piette, M.A. and Pritoni, M. 2019, Inferring occupant counts from Wi-Fi data in buildings through machine learning, Building and Environment, 158, pp. 281-294.

Wang, Z., Parkinson, T., Li, P., Lin, B. and Hong, T., 2019. The Squeaky wheel: Machine learning for anomaly detection in subjective thermal comfort votes. Building and Environment, 151, pp.219-227.

Wang, Z. et al. 2020. Revisiting individual and group differences in thermal comfort based on ASHRAE database. Energy and Buildings, p.110017.

Wang, Z., Wang, J., He, Y., Liu, Y., Lin, B. and Hong, T., 2020. Dimension analysis of subjective thermal comfort metrics based on ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database using machine learning. Journal of Building Engineering, 29, p.101120.

Wang, Z., Hong, T. and Piette, M.A., 2019. Predicting plug loads with occupant count data through a deep learning approach. Energy, 181, pp.29-42.

Wang, Z., Warren, K., Luo, M., He, X., Zhang, H., Arens, E., Chen, W., He, Y., Hu, Y., Jin, L. and Liu, S., 2019. Evaluating the comfort of thermally dynamic wearable devices. Building and Environment, p.106443.

Wang, Z., Hong, T. and Piette, M.A., 2019. Data fusion in predicting internal heat gains for office buildings through a deep learning approach. Applied Energy, 240, pp.386-398.

Wang, Z., Hong, T. and Jia, R., 2018. Buildings. Occupants: a Modelica package for modelling occupant behaviour in buildings. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, pp.1-12.

Wang, Z., Luo, M., Geng, Y., Lin, B. and Zhu, Y., 2018. A model to compare convective and radiant heating systems for intermittent space heating. Applied Energy, 215, pp.211-226.

Wang, Z., de Dear, R., Luo, M., Lin, B., He, Y., Ghahramani, A. and Zhu, Y., 2018. Individual difference in thermal comfort: A literature review. Building and Environment, 138, pp. 181-193 (highly cited paper)

Wang, Z., Zhao, Z., Lin, B., Zhu, Y. and Ouyang, Q., 2015. Residential heating energy consumption modeling through a bottom-up approach for China's Hot Summer–Cold Winter climatic region. Energy and Buildings, 109, pp.65-74.

Wang, Z., Zhao, H., Lin, B., Zhu, Y., Ouyang, Q. and Yu, J., 2015. Investigation of indoor environment quality of Chinese large-hub airport terminal buildings through longitudinal field measurement and subjective survey. Building and Environment, 94, pp.593-605.

Wang, Z., de Dear, R., Lin, B., Zhu, Y. and Ouyang, Q., 2015. Rational selection of heating temperature set points for China's hot summer–Cold winter climatic region. Building and Environment, 93, pp.63-70.

Wang, Z., Lin, B. and Zhu, Y., 2015. Modeling and measurement study on an intermittent heating system of a residence in Cambridgeshire. Building and Environment, 92, pp.380-386.

Liu, S.*,#, Wang, Z.*,#, Schiavon, S., He, Y., Luo, M., Zhang, H. and Arens, E., 2020. Predicted percentage dissatisfied with vertical temperature gradient. Energy and Buildings, p.110085.

Touzani, S.#, Prakash, A.K.#, Wang, Z.#, Agarwal, S., Pritoni, M., Kiran, M., Brown, R. and Granderson, J., 2021. Controlling distributed energy resources via deep reinforcement learning for load flexibility and energy efficiency. Applied Energy, 304, p.117733.

Li, H., Wang, Z. and Hong, T., 2021. A synthetic building operation dataset. Scientific data, 8(1), pp.1-13.

Chen, B., Jin, M., Wang, Z., Hong, T. and Bergés, M., 2020, November. Towards Off-policy Evaluation as a Prerequisite for Real-world Reinforcement Learning in Building Control. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Reinforcement Learning for Energy Management in Buildings & Cities (pp. 52-56).

Cho, B., Dayrit, T., Gao, Y., Wang, Z., Hong, T., Sim, A. and Wu, K., 2020, December. Effective Missing Value Imputation Methods for Building Monitoring Data. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) (pp. 2866-2875). IEEE.