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Osman Ahmed

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-7128

Selected Patents

2016

    9,261,299: Distributed microsystems-based control method and apparatus for commercial refrigeration

2013

    8,620,775: Retail behavioral tracking using microsystems8,567,133: Photocatalytic panel and system for recovering output products thereof8,346,398: Data center thermal performance optimization using distributed cooling systems8,538,589: Building system with reduced wiring requirements and apparatus for use therein

2012

    8,326,465: Wireless building management system and method using a building model8,316,926: Arrangement and method for automatically determined time constant for a control device

2000

    6,145,751: Method and apparatus for determining a thermal setpoint in a HVAC system6,095,426: Room temperature control apparatus having feedforward and feedback control and method

2014

    8,893,006: Method and system for obtaining operational data and service information for a building site

2010

    7,664,573: Integrated building environment data system

2016

    WO 2016144587 A1: Cascaded identification in building automation (Pending)WO 2016144586 A1: Prediction in building automation (Pending)

2014

    20160054712: COMBINED STATISTICAL AND PHYSICS BASED MODEL CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE METHOD AND SYSTEM (Pending)

2015

    20160246269: VARIABLE AIR VOLUME MODELING FOR AN HVAC SYSTEM (Pending)

2014

    20160223998: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINISTIC CALCULATION OF RECOVERY TIME FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM (Pending)

2011

    20130013234: Distributed Energy Management (Pending)20130011315: Environmentally Responsive Building and Control System Therefor (Pending)

2013

    8,521,708: System and method for developing and processing building system control solutions

2012

    8,315,839: Passive and active wireless building management system and method 8,160,729: Application of microsystems for a building system employing a system knowledge base 8,131,399: Building control system with building level network and room network using different wireless communication schemes

2011

    7,948,189: Application of microsystems for lighting control

2010

    7,854,389: Application of microsystems for comfort control 7,780,092: Application of microsystems for real time IEQ control 7,758,407: Ventilation control based on occupancy 7,665,670: Method and apparatus for an integrated distributed MEMS based control system

Selected Publications

2016

  • Osman Ahmed. "Smart Sustainable City". Keynote speaker. IAMOT Conference. 2016. Orlando. Florida.

2015

  • Osman Ahmed. " Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities". Keynote speaker. IAMOT Conference. 2015. Cape Town. South Africa.
  • Osman Ahmed. "Building Energy Systems, 100 years from now- what to expect?" ASME Power and Energy Conference. 2015. San Diego, CA.

2014

  • Osman Ahmed (co-author). "Neural Network Modelling, Simulation and Prediction of Innovation Growth in United Arab Emirates (UAE)". Conference on Complex Adaptive Systems Philadelphia, PA November 3-5, 2014. Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • Osman Ahmed. "An open innovation platform for sustainable cities": Invited Guest Speaker. Culture Matters": International Research Collaboration in a Changing World. National Academies of Sciences. 2014. Washington DC.

2012

  • Osman Ahmed. "Cloud collaboration service- Learning from cloud". Keynote speaker. 2012 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management. BITS Pilani. 2012. Dubai, UAE.
  • Osman Ahmed. "Leading an Innovation organization". Invited speaker. Leadership Conference. Program for Advanced Leadership and Management. Madinah Institute for Leadership an Entrepreneurship, May 13, 2012. Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

2010

  • Osman Ahmed. "Green Building Integration- Lessons from Green Human". Advanced Energy Conference. 2010. New York, USA.

2009

  • Osman Ahmed, "Sustainable and Intelligent Building- Are they synonymous?" Invited Speaker at National University of Singapore and EU Center in Singapore sponsored seminar. June 2009. Singapore.

2008

  • Osman Ahmed, "Microsystems for Building Applications", Invited Speaker at ETH Zurich Industry day. May 2008.

2005

  • Osman Ahmed. "Intelligent sensing for sustainable building, energy, and environment". Keynote speaker. Sustainable Energy Asia. 2005. Suntec City. Singapore.

2003

  • Osman Ahmed and Pankaj Kalore, “Neural Network Modeling of Building Fluid Distribution System”,- 2003 Engineering Applications of Neural Networks Conference, September 8-10, 2003, Malaga, Spain
  • Pankaj Kalore, Osman Ahmed and Mark Cascia, “Dynamic Control of Building Fluid Distribution System”- 2003 IEEE Conference on Control applications, June 23-25, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey

2002

  • Osman Ahmed, “Intelligent Agents: What they can do for your building/”, Paper presented at the ASHRAE Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002

2001

  • Osman Ahmed, “A model based control for Variable Volume Distribution System”. “CLIMA 2000/ Napoli 2001, 7th International World Congress of HVAC&R Profession”, September, 2001, Napoli, Italy.

2000

  • Ken Lemke and Osman Ahmed., “An Automated Process of Building Thermal Load Prediction Using Recurrent Neural Network. ”Proceedings of the Application of Neural Network in Engineering (ANNIE 2000), September 2000, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Marcus Breekweg, Peter Gruber and Osman A., “Development of a Generalized Neural Network Model to Detect Faults in Building Energy Performance- Part II. ASRAE Transactions 2000, Vol. 106, Pt.2. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA.
  • Marcus Breekweg, Peter Gruber and Osman A., “Development of a Generalized Neural Netwrok Model to Detect Faults in Building Energy Performance- Part I. ASRAE Transactions 2000, Vol. 106, Pt.2. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA.

1999

  • Ahmed O., “Prediction of Building Thermal Load Using Recurrent Neural Network” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Network (EANN 1999), September 1999, Warsaw, Poland.

1998

  • Ahmed. O., J.W. Mitchell., and S.A. Klein. “ Feedforward- Feedback Controller Using General Regression Neural Network (GRNN) for Laboratory HVAC System: Part 1 (Pressure Control)“ ASHRAE Transactions, 1998, Vol. 104, Pt.2. Paper Presented in Annual ASHRAE Conference, June 1998, Toronto, Canada.

1997

  • Osman Ahmed. Laboratory Systems: Opportunities and Challenges" Faculty of Building Science and Management. National University of Singapore., Singapore, Malaysia, September, 1997.

1996

  • Ahmed, O., J.W. Mitchell., and S.A. Klein “Influence of Heat Load on Selection of Laboratory Design Parameters and Dynamic Performance of Laboratory Environment “ ASHRAE Transaction, 1996, V. 102 Pt. 1
  • Ahmed. O., J.W. Mitchell., and S.A. Klein. “ Application of General Regression Neural Network (GRNN) in HVAC Process Identification and Control“ ASHRAE Transactions, 1996, V. 102.

1993

  • Ahmed, O., “ A design method for laboratory pressurization “ CLIMA 2000 conference, London, United Kingdom, 1993.
  • Ahmed, O., “Lab Design Issues: How They Influence Laboratory Control Performance”. ISPE Seminar, May 1993, Boston.
  • Ahmed, O., J.W. Mitchell, and S.A. Klein, “ Dynamics of laboratory pressurization ”ASHRAE Transactions: 1993.
  • Barker., O. Ahmed., and J.A. Parker, “ A Methodology to Determine Laboratory Energy Consumption and Conservation Characteristics Using an Integrated Building Automation System”. ASHRAE Transaction, 1993, V. 99 Pt. 2
  • Parker., O. Ahmed., and K.A. Barker, “ Application of building automation system (BAS) in evaluating diversity and other characteristics of a VAV laboratory “ASHRAE Transaction, 1993, V. 99 Pt. 2

1991

  • Ahmed, O., “DDC Applications in Variable- Water- Volume- Systems”. ASHRAE Transactions, 1991.

1990

  • Ahmed, O., and S. A. Bradley “ An approach to determining the required response time for a VAV fume hood control system ” ASHRAE Transactions, 1990, V. 96, Pt. 2

1989

  • Ahmed, O., “Cost Effectiveness of Direct Return Hydronic Systems”. AEE World Energy Congress, Atlanta, 1989

1988

  • Ahmed, O., “ A computer program for hydronic system design “ Heating/Piping/Air conditioning Magazine, September 1988
  • Ahmed, O., “ Life cycle cost Analysis of variable-speed pumping for coils application “ASHRAE Transaction, 1988, V. Pt. 1

1980

  • Azim. M.A., O. Ahmed and M. Haque., “The Operations Problem of Engines, an Input to Mechanized Irrigation”. 4th/5th Annual Bangladesh Science Conference, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, March 1980.

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