SoA Professor Presents Paper During International Conference

Dr. Rania Labib, an assistant professor in Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture, presented a paper at the International 2019 Building Simulations Conference (BS2019) in Rome. Typically, around 300 abstracts from more than 1,000 admissions are accepted for full oral presentations at the conference.

“My paper tilted ‘Automated Execution of Large-Scale Daylighting and Glare Simulations in a Cloud-Based Parallel Computing Environment’ was accepted as a full oral presentation,” said Labib. “The paper introduces a novel framework to facilitate the execution of large-scale building performance simulations on a high-performance computing environment to overcome the challenges that architects are faced with when performing such simulations. The process of executing large scale simulations are often time-consuming and difficult to carry out manually. The framework that I developed, which is built using Python, a programing language, automats this type of simulations and speeds up them up by 1,000 times.”

The Building Simulations Conference is held every two years. It’s coordinated and organized by the International Building Performance Simulations Association (IBPSA), which has local chapters in many cities around the world, including Houston where Labib serves as a member.