Gregory Pavlak

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering

Research Summary

Pavlak’s research interests focus on increasing the intelligence and autonomy of building energy systems and generation technologies.

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Projects

Recent Publications

Model-Based Testbed for Uncertainty Quantification in Building Control Systems with Advanced Sequences of Operation

Abdel Haleem, S. M., Pavlak, G. S. & Bahnfleth, W. P., Jun 1 2022, In: Journal of Architectural Engineering. 28, 2, 04022007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

An optimization framework for the network design of advanced district thermal energy systems

Allen, A., Henze, G., Baker, K., Pavlak, G. & Murphy, M., Aug 15 2022, In: Energy Conversion and Management. 266, 115839.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Extracting interpretable building control rules from multi-objective model predictive control data sets

Yu, M. G. & Pavlak, G. S., Feb 1 2022, In: Energy. 240, 122691.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Uncertainty-aware optimal dispatch of building thermal storage portfolios via smoothed variance-reduced accelerated gradient methods

Yu, M. G., Pavlak, G. S. & Shanbhag, U. V., Jul 2022, In: Journal of Energy Storage. 51, 104405.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Impact of control loop performance on energy use, air quality, and thermal comfort in building systems with advanced sequences of operation

Abdel Haleem, S. M., Pavlak, G. & Bahnfleth, W. P., Oct 2021, In: Automation in Construction. 130, 103837.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Assessing the performance of uncertainty-aware transactive controls for building thermal energy storage systems

Yu, M. G. & Pavlak, G. S., Jan 15 2021, In: Applied Energy. 282, 116103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Performance of advanced control sequences in handling uncertainty in energy use and indoor environmental quality using uncertainty and sensitivity analysis for control components

Abdel Haleem, S. M., Pavlak, G. S. & Bahnfleth, W. P., Oct 15 2020, In: Energy and Buildings. 225, 110308.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A topology optimization framework to facilitate adoption of advanced district thermal energy systems

Allen, A., Henze, G., Baker, K., Pavlak, G., Long, N. & Fu, Y., Nov 20 2020, In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 588, 2, 022054.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

Evaluation of low-exergy heating and cooling systems and topology optimization for deep energy savings at the urban district level

Allen, A., Henze, G., Baker, K. & Pavlak, G., Oct 15 2020, In: Energy Conversion and Management. 222, 113106.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Sizing and dispatch of an islanded microgrid with energy flexible buildings

Swaminathan, S., Pavlak, G. S. & Freihaut, J., Oct 15 2020, In: Applied Energy. 276, 115355.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Development and evaluation of occupancy-aware HVAC control for residential building energy efficiency and occupant comfort

Turley, C., Jacoby, M., Pavlak, G. & Henze, G., Oct 15 2020, In: Energies. 13, 20, 5396.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Development and evaluation of occupancy-aware model predictive control for residential building energy efficiency and occupant comfort

Turley, C., Jacoby, M., Henze, G. & Pavlak, G., Nov 20 2020, In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 588, 2, 022043.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

Uncertainty analysis of energy and economic performances of hybrid solar photovoltaic and combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP + PV) systems using a Monte-Carlo method

Ahn, H., Rim, D., Pavlak, G. S. & Freihaut, J. D., Dec 1 2019, In: Applied Energy. 255, 113753.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Experimental verification of an energy consumption signal tool for operational decision support in an office building

Pavlak, G. S., Henze, G. P., Hirsch, A. I., Florita, A. R. & Dodier, R. H., Dec 1 2016, In: Automation in Construction. 72, p. 75-92 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

An energy signal tool for decision support in building energy systems

Henze, G. P., Pavlak, G. S., Florita, A. R., Dodier, R. H. & Hirsch, A. I., Jan 5 2015, In: Applied Energy. 138, p. 51-70 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review