Christian is the scientific manager of the People Behaviour & Technology Integration group at Nimbus Centre, which is specializing in the development of next generation cloud based applications, systems, products and solutions that are specifically designed to encourage people engagement and improve urban spaces. His role within the group is coordinating the research activity and leading the research strategy to align with upcoming funding opportunities.
He is currently managing the EU FP7 EeB project Energy IN TIME aiming to improve the energy efficiency of buildings through advanced model-based real-time control and operation strategies. Within the scope of this project he has been contributing with a cloud-based building operation platform enabling scalable real-time data processing and building control. He is also leading the People Behaviour and Technology Integration group?s research activity within the EU H2020 EeB project Moeebius and the EU H2020 EE project E2District, contributing with approaches and algorithms aiming at better predictions and ultimately the reduction of energy consumption through model-based interaction with building occupants.
His research interest is in the field of model based optimisation and parameter estimation applied to behavioural and physical models within urban spaces with potential applications in the energy domain, building and smart city management, transport, as well as in the area of healthcare and personal health interventions.