I am a postdoctoral researcher sponsored by the Marie-Curie Global fellowship to contribute to the mission Climate Neutral and Smart Cities in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.


I have more than 10 years of experience in the field of urban climate and building energy efficiency. I have essentially studied interactions between buildings and their outdoor environment using both experimental and modelling approaches. I have conducted various field experiments in the outdoor built environment using automatic weather stations, meteorological flux towers, and infrared thermal cameras. Data I have collected through fields experiments have been used to either validate physically-based models or train data-driven models. Using the models, I have performed various analysis at the building and neighbourhood scale to predict the impact of urban heat islands on building energy consumption and to evaluate various countermeasures. The main objective of the analysis has been to show architects how to make buildings more energy effective and urban planners how to make cities more environmentally sustainable.


I received my Bachelor and Master degree in Computer Science at the University of Geneve (Switzerland). At the end of my Master, I wrote a thesis about humain-machine interactions using brain waves.

As a first professional experience in research, I worked at the Energy Center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. I was hired in a project to study energy flows in Switzerland. The project enabled me to realize the importance of buildings in the total consumption of energy within a country. I could also see how computer science and information technologies can help in the development of smarter and more sustainable cities.

The knowledge I acquired at the Energy Center motivated my decision to work as a research engineer at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates). My research was first sponsored by the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi and then by the MIT & MI cooperative program to investigate on co-simulation techniques using physically-based urban canopy and building energy models.

After that, I moved to Singapore to purse my career in academia at National University of Singapore .

Apart from research, I have practiced martial arts for several years. Since I traveled to Iceland, I have interests in hiking. I am very proud to be the father of a lovely little girl.