Thesis (PhD, August 2016, EPFL)

Raw values [top] and PDFs/CDFs [bottom] of synthetic temperature time series for Geneva. Graphs created in MATLAB by Parag Rastogi, 2016.

I submitted my doctoral thesis to the EPFL doctoral school in August 2016, the full text of which is available at the EPFL scientific repository. For a video of the public defence and abstract, see this page.

At EPFL, I was enrolled in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the supervisor was Prof. Marilyne Andersen. I am in the process of uploading the code from this work at these repositories: CreateSyntheticWeather and BSregression (Sorry, only the first repository is public as of now. I'm working on making the second one public soon -- aiming for February 2017.). For now, the code is all in MATLAB, but I am in the process of converting at providing Python (and maybe Julia) alternatives to at least the first one. Also in the pipeline, a toolbox for generating synthetic weather files!


Publications

All of my publications until August 2016 may be found in the infoscience repository at EPFL. The results of the last access on 27 November 2016 are pasted below. Click on any title to access the detailed record, including fulltext in most cases.


A schematic of the process for generating synthetic weather time series from one (or more) years of weather data.

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Assessing the impact of contemporary urbanization on bioclimatic features of historic architecture through a two-step simulation process.

L. Pastore, P. Rastogi, S. F. Rockcastle, H. Y. C. Monari, G. Rueff and M. Andersen.

Passive and Low-Energy Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 11-13, 2016.

Examining Building Design Decisions under long term Weather Variability and Microclimate Effects: A case-based exploratory study.

M. Agarwal, P. Rastogi, M. M. V. Peltier, L. Pastore and M. Andersen.

Passive and Low-Energy Architecture 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 11-13, 2016.

Incorporating Climate Change Predictions in the Analysis of Weather-based Uncertainty.

P. Rastogi and M. Andersen.

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016 -- Building Performance Modeling Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, August 8-12, 2016.

The sensitivity of predicted energy use to urban geometrical factors in various climates.

É. Nault, P. Rastogi, E. Rey and M. Andersen.

Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), Bologna, Italy, September 9-11, 2015.

Robustness Assessment Methodology for the Evaluation of Building Performance with a view to Climate Uncertainties.

G. Chinazzo, P. Rastogi and M. Andersen.

14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, December 2015.

Assessing robustness regarding weather uncertainties for energy-efficiency-driven building refurbishments.

G. Chinazzo, P. Rastogi and M. Andersen.

6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2015), Torino, Italy, 14-17 June.

Embedding Stochasticity in Building Simulation Through Synthetic Weather Files.

P. Rastogi and M. Andersen.

14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, India, December 7-9, 2015.

Building-Integrated and Building-Attached Photovoltaic Panels: The Effect of the Air Gap.

M. Agiovlasitis; M. Andersen and P. Rastogi (Dirs.).

A Combined Energy-Economic Optimization of the Location and Installation of Photovoltaic Panels.

N. E. Abdelhak, M. P. G. Thivolle and T. Montbarbon; M. Andersen, P. Thalmann, P. Rastogi and P. Bélanger (Dirs.).

Toward Assessing the Sensitivity of Buildings to Changes in Climate.

P. Rastogi, S. F. Horn and M. Andersen; W. Lang (Ed.).

PLEA 2013: 29th Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference, Munich, Germany, 10-12 September, 2013.

Generation of Weather Files Using Resampling Techniques: An Exploratory Study.

P. Rastogi and M. Andersen; E. Wurtz (Ed.).

Building Simulation 2013: 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambéry, France, August 25-28, 2013.