BSEG Ph.D. Candidate Jared Langevin has been announced as the winner of Drexel’s 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award competition in the category of Mathematical Sciences and Engineering!
The Outstanding Dissertation Awards are presented to doctoral students graduating at each Commencement who have written outstanding dissertations that reflect great research. Students are nominated by their department, and their applications are reviewed by an Award Committee on the basis of originality and creativity of the work, output and impact of the work on the field, recognition by others, and student standing amongst peers.
Jared was recognized for his thesis titled “Human Behavior & Low Energy Architecture: Linking Environmental Adaptation, Personal Comfort, & Energy Use in the Built Environment”. The thesis develops a Human and Building Interaction Toolkit (HABIT) for integrated simulation of occupant thermal comfort, related adaptive behaviors, and energy use as part of sustainable building design and operation. Read the thesis abstract here.