|Degrees:||BEng (Bogazici), MASc (Carleton)|
Burak Gunay successfully defenced his PhD thesis in 2016. His research examined methods for improving occupant comfort while saving energy in office buildings by adapting HVAC, lighting, and blind controls to occupant habits and preferences that are automatically detected and learned. He has extensively published these and related findings on modelling occupant behaviour (see listing of publications) based upon his laboratory experiments and field trials conducted in an occupied academic building.
Following his PhD Burak worked as a Research Associate at the National Research Council in Ottawa on projects related to building fault-detection and diagnostics, and has now taken up a post as an Assistant Professor at Carleton University.