Michael Wetter is a Computational Scientist in the Simulation Research Group. His research includes integrating building performance simulation tools into the research process, as well as their use for design and operation of buildings. He did his dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley and at LBNL, where he created the GenOpt optimization program and the BuildOpt building simulation program and where he developed the first building energy optimization technique that provably converges to the optimal building design. He created various software for building energy simulation and optimization, including the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed, the Modelica Buildings library, and the GenOpt optimization program. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Contributor Award of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), the president of IBPSA-USA, a member of the board of directors of IBPSA, and a member of ASHRAE.
Journal Editorial Board Memberships
Journal of Building Performance , Editorial Board
Modelica versus TRNSYS -- A Comparison Between an Equation-Based and a Procedural Modeling Language for Building Energy Simulation In Proc. of the 2nd SimBuild Conference. Cambridge, MA, USA, 2006.
Multizone Airflow Model in Modelica In Proc. of the 5th International Modelica Conference. Vienna, Austria, 2006.
Multizone Building Model for Thermal Building Simulation in Modelica In Proc. of the 5th International Modelica Conference. Vienna, Austria, 2006.
Precision control for generalized pattern search algorithms with adaptive precision function evaluations." SIAM Journal on Optimization 16, no. 3 (2006): 650-669 . "
Building design optimization using a convergent pattern search algorithm with adaptive precision simulations." Energy and Buildings 37, no. 6 (2005): 603-612. "
BuildOpt - A new building energy simulation program that is built on smooth models." Building and Environment 40, no. 8 (2005): 1085-1092. "
A comparison of deterministic and probabilistic optimization algorithms for nonsmooth simulation-based optimization ." Building and Environment 39, no. 8 (2004): 989-999. "
A convergent optimization method using pattern search algorithms with adaptive precision simulation." Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 25, no. 4 (2004): 327-338. "
Building Design Optimization Using a Convergent Pattern Search Algorithm with Adaptive Precision Simulations." Energy and Buildings 37 (2004): 603-612. "
BuildOpt - A new building energy simulation program that is built on smooth models." Building and Environment 40, no. 8 (2004). "