Principal and Funded Investigators

James O'Donnell


Biography: James O'Donnell joined University College Dublin (UCD) in June 2013. Prior to this appointment, he worked as a senior Scientific Engineering Associate in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His current work focuses on the development and deployment of interoperable data models to support optimum building operation underpinned by Building Information Models (BIM) and whole building energy simulation tools. In addition to technical research and consulting, he taught courses at Stanford University, National University of Ireland Galway, and University College Cork on building performance analysis, building physics and HVAC analysis respectively. Before his research at LBNL, he worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). James has a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. in holistic building performance analysis from University College Cork (UCC).

External Collaborators

  • Dr. Vladimir Bazjanac and Dr. Phil Haves, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Prof. John Kunz, Stanford University, USA
  • Dr. Wangda Zuo, University of Miami, USA
  • Dr. Marcus Keane, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Ireland
  • Dr. Dominic O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Dr. Edward Curry, Digital Enterprise Research Center, Galway, Ireland
  • Dr. Kyle Konis, University Konis, University of Southern California, USA
  • David Fallon, H.A. Marks, UK
  • Richard See, Digital Alchemy Pro, USA
  • Dr. Tobias Maile, Maile Consulting, Fellbach, Germany
  • Dan McAlister, EIDA Solutions, Ireland


Publications


Data-Requirements Specification to Support BIM-Based HVAC-Definitions in Modelica

Reinhard Wimmer, Tobias Maile, James O’Donnell, Jun Cao and Christoph van Treeck,
Conference Paper Aachen, Germany, 22-24 Sept.2014 published on 22/09/2014

Representing the SimModel in the Web Ontology Language.

Pieter Pauwels, Edward Corry and James O'Donnell,
Conference Paper Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, USA, 17-19 Sept. 2014 published on 17/09/2014

A Visualization Environment for Analysis of Measured and Simulated Building Performance Data

James O’Donnell, Tobias Maile, Kevin Settlemyre, and Philip Haves,
Conference Paper Chambéry, France, 26-28 Aug. 2013 published on 26/08/2014

Using semantic web technologies to access soft AEC data

Edward Corry, James O’Donnell, Edward Curry, Daniel Coakley, Pieter Pauwels, Marcus Keane,
Journal Paper Advanced Engineering Informatics published on 11/08/2014

Representing SimModel in the Web Ontology Language

Pieter Pauwels and James O’Donnell,
Conference Paper Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, USA, 23-25 Jun. 2014 published on 23/06/2014

Streamlining the value engineering process and its impact on building energy performance

Bazjanac, Vladimir, Tobias Maile, Nataša Mrazović, Junia Compostella, James O’Donnell, Sergio Tarrantino, and Cody Rose,
Conference Paper Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, USA, 23-25 Jun. 2014 published on 23/06/2014

Model Transformation from SimModel to Modelica for Building Energy Performance Simulation

Cao, Jun, Tobias Maile, James O’Donnell, Reinhard Wimmer, and Christoph van Treeck,
Conference Paper Aachen, Germany, 22-24 Sept.2014 published on