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Ma Wins ‘Building and Environment’ 2021 Best Paper Award
Ma Wins ‘Building and Environment’ 2021 Best Paper Award

Nancy Ma, director of the HERB-Lab, has won the Building and Environment 2021 Best Paper Award. One of three papers awarded among 4,500 submissions, “Adaptive behavior and different thermal experiences of real people: A Bayesian neural network approach to thermal preference prediction and classification” was co-authored by Liang Chen, Jian Hu, and Professors Paris Perdikaris, Penn SEAS, and William Braham, Penn Architecture, and published in Building and Environment Vol. 198 in July of…

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Ma Earns GAPSA-Provost Fellowship
Ma Earns GAPSA-Provost Fellowship

Nancy Ma, director of the HERB-Lab, was awarded a highly competitive GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation to support a project she is developing in conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Sleep Lab. Ma’s project is titled, “Indoor Environment and Sleep Health: In-Lab and In-Field Analysis of Environmental Factors on Sleep Quality and Quantity.”  In her abstract, she writes,…

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Ma’s work is selected in the special issue of Human Factors in Green Building
Ma’s work is selected in the special issue of Human Factors in Green Building

The Special Issue on “Human Factors in Green Building” addresses the design of indoor environment quality for users’ needs. The collected papers cover various building types and the research highlights the different needs of users. In working environments, employees’ stress is the main concern in the workplace design, especially for open plan offices where lack of privacy and over exposure…

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Ma’s work is selected in the special issue of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation—ZEMCH 2016
Ma’s work is selected in the special issue of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation—ZEMCH 2016

The adverse effects of climate change are becoming more evident and global warming is now undeniable. The efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change have been progressing slowly and adaptation is now one of the major strategies which has been considered by both developed and developing countries. The challenging and ambitious targets of the Paris Agreement in December 2015…

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