Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Dr Ruchi Choudhary is a senior lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and a member of the University's Energy Efficient Cities Initiative (EECI). She teaches in the Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Division of the department, and specializes in building simulation, with a particular interest in multicriteria modelling of energy demand and environmental characteristics of the built environment. Her research is on simulation-based optimization methodologies for energy management of buildings; ventilation design strategies; integration of novel building technologies and renewable energy supply systems during design phases; and performance assessment of buildings.
Her recent research focuses on developing tools and methods for analysing energy consumption of large sets of buildings. These have resulted in two parallel investigations: one on how to represent and evaluate relevant and large-scale research and policy questions through physics-based models, and second, how to quantify uncertainties in model outcomes.
Prior to joining Cambridge in 2008, Dr Choudhary was assistant professor of building technologies in the College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA (2004-08). She has also taught in the Sustainable and Environmental Design Unit at the Architecture Association in London (2007-09). She received her PhD in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 2004.