Jung Min Han is an architect, building scientist, and software developer seeking strategies for architectural sustainability and energy-efficient building design. She navigates interoperable building simulation software for architects to use in creating flexibilities between building performance analysis and early design decision-making. Her doctoral research, advised by Prof. Ali Malkawi, focused on tool development for environmental analysis and building performance simulation. She takes statistical inference as her primary methodology for advancing the feasibility of software with manifold sets of building data.
Jung Min holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Korea National University of Arts, a Master of Science in Building Performance and Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and a Master in Design Studies with a concentration in Energy and Environments from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Before starting the DDes program, she worked at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (at GSD) and the Intelligent Workplace Lab (at CMU) as a research assistant. As a student and researcher, she developed several building simulation tools to help architects with sustainable design decision-making on topics ranging from the building to urban scales of implementation. Along with her academic engagement, her journal and conference papers on building performance and simulations have been published and presented at conferences sponsored by the International Building performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). She also won the student competition at the IBPSA conference in San Francisco in 2017.