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Senior Energy Policy Researcher
Usman's primary research areas are machine learning, data mining, GIS modeling, intelligent computing, urban building energy modeling, energy performance certification and research software development. He joined UCD Energy Institute as a Senior Energy Systems Researcher (Data Science for Building) in 2022. He is working on U.S.-Ireland R&D partnership project: intelligent data harvesting for multi-scale building stock classification and energy performance prediction. Usman's has also worked as Senior Energy Policy Researcher in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in 2021. He was involved in developing future proof energy performance certification and methodologies. Usman has completed his Ph.D. 'A data-driven GIS-based approach for multi-scale residential building energy modeling' in 2020. He received a BS in Computer Science from IIUI in 2008 and an MS in Computer Science from LUMS in 2013. He has worked as a Research Associate in the field of smart grid, energy management, and software development at LUMS.