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 Ioan Petri

Ioan Petri

Lecturer

School of Engineering

Email
petrii@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0016
Campuses
Room W/2.42, Queen's Buildings - West Building Extension, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision
I am a Lecturer of "Smart Infrastructures Informatics" in the School of Engineering and a member of the BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering Centre. I am also an inventor and the ICT lead of CUSP (Computational Urban Sustainability Platform) www.cuspplatform.com.
My research interests are at the intersection of distributed computing and engineering. I focus on developing intelligent computer systems to create persistent forms of intelligence and user-centric ecosystems in smart buildings and infrastructures.‌‌
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I am interested in using edge computing with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to devise and enact "smartness" for smart cities applications. I also explore the federation of energy networks to support the formation of energy communities and more effective use of decentralised renewables energy sources.

‌‍­In this field, I have recently published a book  "BIM for Energy Efficiency" - Decarbonising the built environment through informed decision-making using digital simulation and analysis, IHS Press, January 2020.

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I have also a particular interest in using blockchain technologies with Internet-of-Things to support energy exchanges and monetisation of energy in communities. I also study the integration of blockchain technologies with Building Information Modelling (BIM) to achieve smartness in buildings and infrastructures for "digital twin".
BIM for Energy Efficiency
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‌‍­‌‍­‌‍­‌‍More research interests and professional services are presented here.

Research activities‌

Organising Committee and session chair of 19th IFIP / SOCOLNET Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, 17-19 September 2018 – Cardiff, UK

Programme committee and session chair of the 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC2018, Zurich, Switzerland.

Programme committee of International Symposium on Cloud Computing and Services for High-Performance Computing Systems (InterCloud-HPC 2018), Orleans, France.

Programme committee of 15th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services, September 2018, Pisa, Italy.

Programme committee of the 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2018), 6-8 August 2018, Barcelona, Spain

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Petri, I.et al. 2013. A federated CometCloud infrastructure to support resource sharing. Presented at: 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2013), Dresden, Germany, 9-12 December 2013 Presented at Buyya, R., Schill, A. and Spillner, J. eds.Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2013). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE pp. 313-314., (10.1109/UCC.2013.68)

2012

2011

2010

My research interests are at the intersection of distributed computing and engineering. I focus on developing intelligent computer systems to create persistent forms of intelligence and user-centric ecosystems in smart buildings and infrastructures.

I am interested in using edge computing with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to devise and enact "smartness" for smart cities applications. I also explore the federation of energy networks to support the formation of energy communities and more effective use of decentralised renewables energy sources.

I have a particular interest in using blockchain technologies with Internet-of-Things to support energy exchanges and monetisation of energy in communities. I also study the integration of blockchain technologies with Building Information Modelling (BIM) to achieve smartness in buildings and infrastructures for "digital twin".

I conduct research in the following areas of applied distributed systems:

1. Internet-of-Things
2. Edge and Cloud Computing
3. Artificial Intelligence
4. Social Networks and Data Analytics
5. Software Defined Environments
with applicability in:

1. Intelligent buildings and infrastructures
2. Smart energy systems
3. Energy communities and blockchain
4. Building Information Modelling (BIM)
5. Smart Cities and Digital Twin

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Digital twin and smart infrastructures
  • Artificial Intelligence in smart city applications
  • Internet-of-Things and edge cloud computing
  • Energy Internet and communities
  • Big Data analysis and applications
  • Building Information Modelling and Blockchain

Current supervision

Giulia Cere

Research student

Ali Hussain S Alhamami

Research student

Ateyah Alzahrani

Research student

Yasin Celik

Research student

Abdulrahman Fnais

Research student

Past projects

The list of students/researchers and their research/dissertation topic is presented below.

PhD students

  1. Abdulrahman Fnais, Socio-technical analysis for user comfort in buildings, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2020
  2. Abdullah Alajmi, IoT security and privacy for smart cities, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2020
  3. Saad Alshihri, Risk management in smart cities, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2020
  4. Giulia Cere, Machine learning for seismic hazards, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2019
  5. Yasin Celik, BIM and blockchain for smart city applications, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2019
  6. Andrei Hodorog, Develop state of the art knowledge about web-based user experience enhancement in the engineering field, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2018
  7. Ali Hussain S Alhamami, Building Information Modelling for energy efficiency, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2017
  8. Ateyah Alzahrani, Appliance and energy optimisation in fish industries, School of Engineering Cardiff University, UK, 2017
  9. Riyad Al-Shaqi, Intelligent systems for facility management School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2014.
  10. Suryani Awang, Replica placement in peer-to-peer systems, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK, 2014.

 Erasmus students

  1. Thomas Genest, Multi-agents for energy cluster federation in industry 4.0, an intern from IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux, Ecole Mines-Telecom, France, 2019
  2. Augustin Arnault, A supervised, social media-based framework for event detection in smart cities,  Erasmus +, an intern from IMT Lille, Duai, France 2019.
  3. Nicolas Dona Ruiz, An intelligent ontological system for fish industries, an intern from IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux, Ecole Mines-Telecom, France, 2019
  4. Sandra Leck, Buildings modelisation, charts visualisation and creation of a web interface for the Smart Cluster Energy System for the fish processing industry (piSCES) project using JavaScript, HTML and CSS frameworks, an intern from IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux, Ecole Mines-Telecom, France, 2017.
  5. Aida Yama, Agent-based appliance scheduling techniques in fish industries, an intern from IMT Mines Albi Carmaux, France, 2018.

 MSc dissertations

  1. Brandon Daniel Lopez Perez, Utilising blockchain and IoT for smart infrastructures, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, 2020.
  2. Ahmad Ahmadam, Blockchain-based payments for construction projects, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, 2020.
  3. Pierre Couturier, Integrated Systems for Building Dependency Modelling, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, 2017.
  4. Pierre-Louis Mauratille, BIM and semantic IoT modelling to improve energy consumption in smart buildings environment, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, 2018.
  5. Chuang Deng, Building and Civil Infrastructures Dependency Modelling, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, 2018.
  6. Yening Wang, Building Information Modelling for energy-efficient buildings, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, 2018.