NRGYHUB: The quest for data
11 May 2022, 16:00:00
Imagine cities as big giants that consume energy to live: energy for transportation, industries, buildings, infrastructure, etc... But cities also produce waste, such as gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere and lead to climate change. To better understand cities and make them cleaner, we have to know how, why, where and when energy is used. So, we need data, a LOT of data. However, it is not easy to find data neither use them. And don’t let me talk about their cleaning! How do I know? We’ve been there. And I'll tell you how we did it by telling the story of “NRGYHUB”
I am a Postdoctoral researcher at Mälardalen University. My research interests focus on urban energy modeling to improve sustainability and climate resilience of cities. I completed my PhD in 2019 from a joint program between the Lebanese University and Paul-Sabatier University in France, with co-supervision from the National Center for Remote Sensing in Lebanon. I also hold a MSc in Renewable Energy and a BSc./Masters in Mechanical engineering from the Lebanese University. Prior to my current position, I worked as an information management officer, data curator, at UNHCR, and a research assistant at the American University of Beirut.