Jennifer McArthur

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Associate Professor Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Department of Architectural Science Toronto, Ontario jennifer.mcarthur@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 554082

Bio/Research

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formally Ryerson) leading the Building Information Research Group, which focuses on three key strands of research:

1) Integrated Smart City and Smart Campus Management
I am the ...


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Bio/Research

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formally Ryerson) leading the Building Information Research Group, which focuses on three key strands of research:

1) Integrated Smart City and Smart Campus Management
I am the PI and Smart Buildings Lead for a Smart Campus Integration project to acquire, analyse, and visualize data to support complex event processing and proactive facility management. As the Smart Buildings Lead, my research on this project includes ontology and master data model development, data acquisition from BAS systems and their fusion with Smart Infrastructure & Transportation systems, and the development of data analytics for event detection and scenario analysis.

(2) Smart and Ongoing Commissioning and Optimized Asset Performance
This research area consists of two strands: machine learning for controls optimization in existing buildings, and fault detection and diagnosis algorithms. Our team has developed algorithms to optimize boiler performance in existing buildings, achieving 25-40% energy savings over usual best practice operation, and have developed algorithms to automatically detect boiler system faults.

(3) Human-Building Interaction and Improved Occupant Experience
I have a strong interest in the social and health impacts of the built environment on building occupants. We spend 90% of our time indoors and the design of spaces (lighting, ventilation, materials, acoustics, etc.) has significant psychological and physical impact - for good or ill. I am integrating my interest in this area with emerging Smart Building Technologies to inform Smart, Healthy, and Sustainable building design and operation.


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