Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

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Human-Building Interaction (HBI)

  • Burcin Becerik-GerberEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_100091-1


This entry defines and provides an overview of an emerging field, namely, human-building interaction, and identifies some of the key multidisciplinary research directions for this new field. It also provides examples of human-building interaction applications for providing personalized thermal comfort-driven systems, applications for allowing for adaptive light switch and blind control, and a framework for enabling social interactions between buildings and their occupants.


Building automation Intelligent built environments Energy and comfort management Trust in automation Human in the loop control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • John T. Wen
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE)Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA