Zhe (Walter) Wang, Ph.D., is a Computational Project Scientist in the Building Technology & Urban System Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His research focuses on using advanced control and machine learning techniques to enhance building performance. His current research projects include the development of Model Predictive Control in buildings, AlphaBuilding: Reinforcement Learning for Building Control, and etc.
Before working at LBNL, Zhe worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar in University of California, Berkeley on wearable personal comfort devices, and as an Energy Consultant with World Bank on Urban Scale Building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in China. Zhe received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2017, and M.Phil. in Energy Technologies from University of Cambridge in 2014. Zhe was from the inaugural class of the Schwarzman Scholar, and was invited to give a speech on the High-level Consultation on U.S.-China People to People Exchange, chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Yandong Liu, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in 2016.