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Professor Gregor Henze has 18 years of industry technical and academic research experience developing new technology to improve building energy efficiency. He earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) in 1995, and his dissertation addressed optimal control of thermal energy storage systems. After 5 years in the building control and automation industry, Professor Henze has pursued a successful academic career in engineering for 13 years, currently serving as professor of architectural engineering at UCB. His research emphasizes model-based predictive optimal control and model-free reinforcement learning control of building energy systems and building thermal mass, model-based benchmarking of building operational performance, whole-building fault detection and diagnosis, building occupancy detection using distributed sensor belief networks, control strategies for mixed-mode buildings, low-energy building energy systems, zero energy buildings, time series prediction as well as the distributed generation systems. Since arriving at UCB in 2008, Professor Henze has already participated in Boulder’s Smart Grid Initiative and has been named a Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute between UCB and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He is a professional mechanical engineer, a certified high-performance building design professional (HBDP), an active member of the American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Associate Editor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.