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Best paper at Buildsys '23

— The best paper at Buildsys 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey was awarded to ETHOS's collaborative work with the Intelligent and Connected Systems Lab at Columbia University and the Intelligent Mobile and Embedded Computing Lab at Northwestern University.

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Paper presented at Buildsys '23

— Our paper, "OccuVAE: Integrating unsupervised occupancy inference in data-driven energy modeling for human-centric operation" was presented at the Cyber-Physical-Social Infrastructure Systems workshop at Buildsys '23. Congrats to Yufei who led this work!

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New paper on walkability in cities

— Our new paper, "Rethinking walkability: Exploring the relationship between urban form and neighborhood social cohesion," published in Sustainable Cities and Society, sheds light on the link between the form of the city and our social experiences.

Andrew Sonta is Tenure track assistant professor at the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg.© 2023 EPFL

Why flexible working has the power to change our cities

— In this column, published in three local dailies, Andrew Sonta, engineer and Tenure track assistant professor at the Smart Living Lab explains how evolving patterns of behavior have called into question the value of the physical office space and add an additional layer of complexity to optimal building design and operation.

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New book on occupant-centric building design

— ETHOS contributes to new open-access book on occupant-centric simulation-aided building design.

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Interview with Andrew Sonta, Head of the new Ethos Lab

— Andrew Sonta joined the EPFL School for Architecture, Civil, and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in September 2022. He leads the new Civil Engineering and Technology for Human Oriented Sustainability Lab (ETHOS) at the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg. In the following interview, he tells us more about his academic career and research schemes.

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ETHOS welcomes PhD student Yufei Zhang

— Yufei Zhang joined ETHOS in February 2023 as a doctoral assistant. He received his MSc degree from the Integrated Building System Programme at ETH Zurich and his BSc from Tongji University, China.

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ETHOS welcomes PhD student Kanaha Shoji

— Kanaha Shoji, a new PhD student, joined ETHOS in February 2023.

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ETHOS welcomes postdoctoral scientist Matteo Favero

— Matteo Favero joined ETHOS in February 2023 as a postdoctoral research scientist. He received his PhD degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi), Italy.

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New paper / data release published in Nature Scientific Data

— ETHOS director contributes to open global database on occupant behavior.

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Appointment of EPFL professors

— The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of professors at EPFL.

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