PhD student in Building Science


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

Xinwei Zhuang is a PhD student in the Building Science Program at UC Berkeley. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University, and her MS in Architectural Computation from Bartlett School of Architecture. At UC Berkeley, her doctoral research interests mainly focus on data driven design and machine learning aided design and optimization, taking environments and energy consumption into consideration. She is also interested in structural design and optimization.

Before coming to CBE, Xinwei worked as both a researcher and an architect in Shanghai, China. Focusing on data driven design, she synthesized energy consumption data generated from buildings, and used artificial neural networks along with other algorithms to aid the design process and to optimize building performance.