2022 PNNL Series: Taming Data Complexity

Taming Data Complexity

The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This was a live webinar hosted in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and is now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

Description: Between environmental sensors, connected building platforms, wearables, and mobile devices, data capturing devices are ubiquitous in our environments. But what are we learning about these spaces and the experience of the people who occupy them? In this webinar, presenters will discuss how to collect and utilize data from these devices to better understand system performance, occupant behavior and environmental satisfaction—and how this information can be used to improve operational efficiency and inform future design solutions. In the context of broader indoor environmental quality, presenters will share methods and findings from several research projects as well as practical considerations surrounding data collection, quality, and visualization.

Jessica Collier

Lighting Research Engineer

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jessica Collier is a senior associate lighting research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Prior to joining in 2019, Jessica worked as a lighting designer while completing her degrees. Her current research is focused on evaluating the application of advanced lighting systems through simulation and field projects. Jessica has a BArch from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MFA in Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design, The New School.

Belal Abboushi

Lighting Research Engineer

Belal Abboushi is a senior associate lighting research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research examines discomfort glare, lighting uniformity, and daylight integration. Belal is currently the principal investigator for a study that explores the use of wearable devices to assess effects of indoor environmental quality (including lighting) on occupants’ well-being.

Alp Durmus

Assistant Professor


Dorukalp “Alp” Durmus is an assistant professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University and head of the department’s Lighting Laboratory. His research and education interests focus on illumination systems, solid-state lighting, and the interaction between humans and the built environment.


Taming Data Complexity
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This video is required for course completion.
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available