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. I am driven by building practical, efficient systems with open-source implementations that are proved through real-world deployments.
My research interests include (1) the design and implementation of high-performance databases, including graph and linked-data databases and timeseries databases; (2) IoT platforms that incorporate edge computing and cloud resources; (3) issues of digitization and data management in the built environment; (4) 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: 214E CTLM (New office!); Office Hours 11a-12p Monday, 1-2p Thursday
- ORCID: 0000-0002-2081-4525
- Google Scholar
I am not currently hiring for research positions. If you are curious about research and want to learn more about it, please drop by my office hours!
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
- [August 2023] Looking forward to teaching CSCI 403 (Introduction to Databases) this Fall
- [June 2023] Honored to have our short paper “A Programming Model for Portable Fault Detection and Diagnosis” accepted to ACM e-Energy 2023, led by Dimitris Mavrokapnidis
- [May 2023] Got back from a fantastic trip to Australia to speak at the IEA Annex 81 plenary and the National Energy Efficiency Conference
- [November 2022] Congratulations to all the authors at DATA 2022. Thanks for a fantastic workshop with many interesting datasets
- [September 2022] Two papers accepted at BuildSys 2022! – see you all in Boston!
- [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.