CE grad Michael Kim starts as tenure-track faculty at Chung-Ang University
Michael Kim (Ph.D. 2021) started as tenure-track assistant professor in Architectural Engineering at Chung-Ang University, South Korea in September 2023.
Michael completed his Ph.D. in the Architectural Engineering emphasis area of CE, advised by Prof. Thanos Tzempelikos. His Ph.D. Thesis was entitled “Luminance Monitoring and Daylighting Control in Buildings Using Low-Cost Cameras”.
Michael developed image-based sensing technologies and employed novel machine learning and computer vision techniques for human-centered, intelligent daylighting controls. He conducted experimental work on low-cost HDRI sensors for real-time glare control, as well as extensive modeling for automated luminance re-projection via imaging and space 3-D reconstruction techniques.
Michael collaborated with industry partners and his work transformed the way low-cost HDRI sensors can be in building operation, including daylight control. He was also the Co-Chair of the 6th International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue in 2021.