PhD student in Building Science, Technology and Sustainability


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

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Ruiji Sun is currently a Ph.D. candidate and graduate student researcher at CBE. His main area of research is the development of causal inference frameworks for data analysis in the built environment. Ruiji is also interested in occupant behavior, personalized environmental control systems and energy efficiency.

Ruiji’s practical experience includes collaborating with electric vehicle companies on cabin comfort and HVAC controls, and contributing to the development of gbXML and Brick schema for building energy modeling and building automation systems. He obtained a Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Before that he double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in China. He has served as a board member of IBPSA-USA and as the president of ASHRAE-UC Berkeley.

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