- Research Interests/Specializations
- Building energy performance
- Control systems
- HVAC systems
- Open-source data analysis tools
- Ceiling fans
- Indoor air quality (IAQ) and bioaerosols
- M.S. Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley
- B.S. Environmental Engineering, Yale University
Dana is an MS student in Building Science at UC Berkeley focused on controls and data analysis to reduce energy costs and consumption and improve comfort in buildings.
At UC Berkeley's Center for the Built Environment, she is working on field studies testing new control strategies in radiant-cooled commercial buildings and integrating ceiling fans with smart thermostats in multifamily housing. She is also a student in the 2017-2018 Data Science for the 21st Century NSF Research Traineeship program.
Dana has six years of previous experience with indoor air quality sampling, particularly bioaerosols. From 2012-2016, she worked at a national research center in Singapore on sequencing-based analysis of environmental samples and completed training courses for the Singapore Certified Energy Manager program.
Her interests include building performance, demand response, fault detection, indoor air quality, and open source software.
- Awards + Recognition
- 2017 – Awarded first place and $1,200 at Berkeley Energy Resources Consortium Innovation Expo for project: “Balancing comfort and energy consumption - modeling a switch to natural ventilation in Southern California”
- 2017 - Eric Thor Andresen Memorial Scholarship, Golden Gate ASHRAE Chapter
- 2017 - ASHRAE annual meeting travel grant, Golden Gate ASHRAE Chapter
- Selected Publications
"MetaLIMS, a simple open-source laboratory information management system for small metagenomic labs" (2017) C Heinle, N Gaultier, D Miller et al, GigaScience, 6:1–6, doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix025
“Ecological succession of the microbial communities of an air‐conditioning cooling coil in the tropics”, E. Acerbi & C. Chenard, D. Miller et al (2016) Indoor Air, doi: 10.1111/ina.12306
“Protocol Improvements for Low Concentration DNA-Based Bioaerosol Sampling and Analysis”, I. Luhung I, Y. Wu, CK Ng, D Miller et al. (2015) PLoS ONE. 10(11): e0141158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141158
“Characterizing airborne fungal and bacterial concentrations and emission rates in six occupied children’s classrooms” (2015) D. Hospodsky, N. Yamamoto, W. W. Nazaroff, D. Miller et al, Indoor Air. 25: 641–652. doi:10.1111/ina.12172