I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines with a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. I work at the intersection of databases, systems, information modeling, data science, the built environment and the Internet of Things. My research interests are broadly in designing, building and deploying systems that enable sustainable practices by making data easier to discover, manage and leverage. I am also interested in novel datasets or applications of data that motivate new data management techniques and abstractions.
- Email: gtfierro -AT- mines -DOT- edu
- Pronouns: he/him
- Github: @gtfierro
- Office: 246K CTLM ; Office Hours 12 - 1pm Tuesdays
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I am looking for PhD, Masters and undergraduate students who are interested in research. If you are a prospective PhD or Masters student, please send me a descriptive and specific email introducing yourself and your research interests along with your current resume or CV. If you are a current student at Mines, feel free to drop by my office.
Projects and Grants
- Brick Ontology: an open-source ontology and data model for data-driven smart building applications
- Mortar: a testbed and platform for “self-adapting” building analytics: write your code once and run it on 10s or 100s of buildings without changing a line of configuration or code
- Skewering the Silos (DE-EE0008681) is a DOE grant to continue development of Brick, in particular to expand its interoperability with existing metadata representations (Project Haystack, gbXML, Modelica, OpenBuildingControl/CDL and BuildingSync) and develop additional analytics and controls applications
- I am an active member of the ASHRAE Semantic Interoperability Working Group, working on the proposed 223P standard
- [November 2021] Successful conclusion of the 4th annual workshop on Data: Acquisition To Analysis. Many thanks to the TPC, Artifact Evaluation committee and the authors who submitted and presented!
- [July 2021] I am the co-lead of Activity A3 for Annex 81 “Data-Driven Smart Buildings” through the International Energy Agency
- [May 2021] I graduated from UC Berkeley!
- [April 2021] I gave my dissertation talk (recording available online)
- [March 2021] I have accepted an assistant professor position in the computer science department at Colorado School of Mines, with a joint appointment at NREL!
- [November 2020] I was one of the chairs of the Data: Acquisition to Analysis (DATA) 2020 workshop
- [October 2020] I was one of 11 recipients of the inaugural CMD-IT FLIP Dissertation Fellowship
I received my PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2021, advised by Dr. David E. Culler. I was part of the Buildings, Energy and Transportation Systems project and the RISE lab. My dissertation title was Self-Adapting Software for Cyberphysical Systems.