Farrokh Jazizadeh Karimi

I am a PhD candidate at innovative integrated informatics lab (iLAB) at Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California. My research interests are in the field of built environment data sensing and data driven informatics, using machine learning, statistical inference, and signal processing with the objective of improved built environment efficiency during project life cycle. I am interested in sensing, understanding, and leveraging the dynamics of built environment operations towards increased efficiency at different scales from local to regional/urban levels. The main theme of my past and ongoing research is intelligent sensing and operational strategies for the built environment with an emphasis on tackling challenging problems, which require an interaction between humans and systems. Specifically, for the past few years, I have focused on facilitating the interaction between human and building energy management systems to enable efficient non-intrusive monitoring and operations. Thus, my research spans over a variety of projects, which include innovative sensing and actuating approaches including data acquisition systems and frameworks, application of sensor networks, improved control strategies, and development of machine learning algorithms and frameworks for data processing.



  • My paper in EG-ICE 20 got invited for publication in special issue of Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics
  • My paper got nominated for best paper award in EG-ICE 20 (European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2013)
  • My paper in IWCCE 2013 got invited for publication in special issue of Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  • My paper got nominated for best paper award in IWCCE 2013
  • ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering IWCCE 2013 is coming; will be held on USC campus June 23-25
  • I got the 2012 Best Teaching Assistant award of the Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering


My Contact Information

3620 S. Vermont Ave., KAp210

Los Angles, CA, 90089

Tel: 213 400 2413

Fax: 213 740 1426

Email: jazizade [at] usc [dot] edu



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