Latest Press

  • SinBerBEST Graduate Student Wins Best Presentation Award

    Jayantika Soni, a graduate student at the National University of Singapore, won Best Presentation at the IECON 2014 Conference in Dallas, Texas for her research based on the paper titled "Load-side Demand Management in Buildings using Controlled Electric Springs." You may read this paper by following this link. Congratulations!

  • MIT Technology Review Features SinBerBEST Localization Research

    The MIT Technology Review website has published a feature about the interior localization methods research performed at UC Berkeley. The article sourced its information from the paper co-authored by Ruoxi Jia, Ming Jin, and Professor Costas Spanos, titled "SoundLoc: Acoustic Method for Indoor Localization without Infrastructure." Read the whole feature, as well as the research paper at: An Indoor Positioning System Based On Echolocation.

Latest News

  • SinBerBEST Researcher to Join Faculty at Yanshan University

    Dr. Kai Ma from NTU has accepted a faculty position as Associate Professor in the Department of Automation within the School of Electrical Engineering at Yanshan University in Qinhuangdao, China. Dr. Ma has worked with Professor Spanos on smart grid research and we congratulate him on his promotion.

    YSU is a multiversity with emphasis laid on engineering studies and importance attached to liberal arts, sciences, economics, management, law and education. YSU is known for its  achievements in the development of whole-set heavy machinery and equipment, the theory and technology of parallel robots,  the theory and technology of industrial automation, etc.

  • Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition Award

    SinBerBEST Won the 3rd Place in the Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Zou Han and Jiang Hao have won the third  place in the Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition - IPSN (Information Processing in Sensor Network) 2014. They are led by Prof. Xie Lihua and Prof. Alexandre Bayen.

    Accurate indoor localization has the potential to transform the way people navigate indoors in a similar way that GPS transformed the way people navigate outdoors. Over the last 15 years, several indoor localization technologies have been proposed and experimented by both academia and industry, but large scale deployments are yet to be seen. This competition aims to bring together real-time or near real-time indoor location technologies and compare their performance in the same space.

  • Dr. Donghyun Rim

    SinBerBEST Researcher to Join Penn State University

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Donghyun Rim, a SinBerBEST Postdoctoral Researcher in Thrust 4 from the University of California Berkeley (UCB), has been accepted as a faculty member in the Architectural Engineering Department at Penn State University.

    His research interests are sustainable and healthy building design, ventilation and building air flow, aerosol dynamics, the implications of HVAC systems in air quality and energy consumption, and transport and control of airborne pollutants.

    Congratulations to Dr. Donghyun Rim! We wish you all the best in your new endeavor.

    For more information about the Architectural Engineering Department at Penn State University, please visit this link:


Upcoming Events

1 Create Way, CREATE Tower
Singapore 138602

This is the first International Conference on Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technologies (ICBEST 2015.) 

Commercial and Residential Buildings consume 40% of total energy in most of the developed countries annually due to growth of real estate and human comfort. Hence, researchers are exploring options to improve energy efficiency in building systems.