Hello! I'm Joon-Ho Choi
Welcome to my page. I am an associate professor and associate dean of research and creative work at the University of Southern California where I work in the School of Architecture. My main research interest is set environmental design/ control based on the scientific principle between human and architectural/building factors.
When I am not doing building science research/teaching, I enjoy sports, hiking, and reading, as well as cleaning my place for home peace. In this webpage, you will find
a few of the details that I have done or been doing in over the last few years.
My detailed CV is also available in the link at the bottom of this page.
I am a proactive interdisciplinary researcher, and I am always looking for an opportunity to work with "great" people/students from architectural and other research domains.
If you are interested in my research and lab activities,
please refer to my HBI Lab web page and/or email me.
Joon-Ho Choi, PhD, LEED AP
Associate Dean of Research and Creative Work
Associate Professor of Building Science in Architecture
Director, Human -Building Integration Lab. USC
850 West 37th St. #318
Los Angeles, California, USA
Research Center/Program associated as an affiliated faculty
USC Internet of Things Group
Assistant Professor (2012-2019)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Building Science, School of Architecture
Human-Building Integration Research Lab
Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things
USC Internet of Things Group
USC Environmental Studies
Integrated Media Systems Center (2014-2015)
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Innovative Research Center
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics in the School of ArchitectureI'm a paragraph (Director: Prof. Volker Hartkopf, Research Advisor: Prof. Vivian Loftness)
School of Architecture (2014-2015)
ST. JOSEPH GENERAL HOSPITAL Bryan , TX
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Pittsburgh, PA
Degree Title: Ph.D. in Building Performance and Diagnostics
Dissertation Chair: Professor Vivian Loftness
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY College Station, TX
Degree Title: Master of Science in Architecture
YONSEI UNIVERSITY Seoul, Korea
Degree Title: Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Architecture
AFFILIATED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association): Technical Committee
ARCC (Architectural Research Centers Consortium): Board Members
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air-Conditioning Engineerings): Technical Committee
HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society): Technical Committee
ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering): Member
SBSE (Society of Building Science Educators): Member
BTES (Building Technology Educators Society): Member
Facade Tectonics Institute: Member
RESEARCH AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES
My primary research interests are in the areas of advanced controls for human-building integration, sustainable building design/performance, comprehensive post-occupancy evaluation, and indoor environmental quality. More than 40 research papers have been published in prestigious international journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings, based on my research work in recent years. My academic achievements were recognized by major research and conference organizations, and I received a Best Paper Award from the Architecture Institute of Korea in 2012, a 2014-2015 New Investigator Award from the U.S. Architectural Research Centers Consortium, and a best paper award from the 2016 International Conference of Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Energy Conservation.
At USC, I lead the High-Performance Building Research Group as a Director, and the research focuses on the relationship between human factors and the ambient environmental quality controls (which includes (extreme) thermal, visual, and air quality conditions) in building systems. I have also been involved in multiple building projects relevant to net-zero energy and energy efficiency/sustainable design. As an interdisciplinary researcher, I am currently working with faculty from multiple disciplines, such as Medicine, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, to develop a user-centered environmental control in the domain of sustainable building and smart control for enhancing an occupant’s productivity and health, as well as environmental sustainability.
Based on the interdisciplinary research skills, I have participated in multiple research projects sponsored by governmental agencies, industry partners and research grant programs including the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Boston Society of Architects/AIA, U.S. Green Building Alliance (GBA), ALCOA, SIEMENS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), UNEP, and U.S. Roof Construction Institute Foundation (RCIF).