News and Press


  • Students of Huazhong University of Science and Technology visit SinBerBEST

    On June 27th 2023, we at BEARS/SinBerBEST were happy to host Assoc. Prof. Wenjie(Jessie) Gang, Dr Feifei Wang, and 18 students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology’s Department of Building Environment and Energy Application Engineering. We were thrilled to introduce the SinBerBEST research program and the SinBerBEST testbed facility to the visitors.

  • SinBerBEST Principal Investigators interviewed in Singapore newspaper Lian He Zao Bao

    Professors Schiavon, Tham and Sekhar were interviewed in the Lian He Zao Bao, the largest Singaporean Chinese-language newspaper with a daily circulation of about 200,000. The article discusses the Singapore government updated guidelines on improving building ventilation to strengthen the resilience against COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Straits Times: Feature on Professor Panda's SEOS Technology

    The Straits Times featured Prof Panda’s team work in developing smart socket system for plugged-in devices. In this Tech News item, the innovative Smart Electrical Outlet/Socket (SEOS) technology developed under the SinBerBEST programme was described as having the capability to provide users to remotely switch off appliances or even configure user’s electrical sockets to automatically shut down gadgets that draw too much power.


Research collaboration between SinBerBEST 2 and UC Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  (EECS) team resulted in a O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) in 2020.

On 19th November 2019, Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for  National Development, Mr Desmond Lee and fellow co-chair Mr Lim Ming Yan, former president and group chief executive office of CapitaLand, along with the FEC BE Cluster Sub-committee members visited the living lab at the Zero Energy Building (ZEB) located in the BCA Braddell Campus.

SinBerBEST team members, along with other researchers from industry and academia,  are organizing the International Workshop on Applied Machine Learning for Intelligent Energy Systems (AMLIES) as part of the ACM e-Energy Conference 2020 at Melbourne, Australia. The workshop's objective is to bring researchers together to discuss the underlying challenges related to the application of Machine Learning to Energy Syste

Ioannis Konstantakopoulos, a former Graduate Student Researcher at UC Berkeley who participated in the SinBerBEST program, just welcomed his baby, Christos Konstantakopoulos.

Currently, Ioannis lives in Seattle with his family.

Congratulations, Ioannis!

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting was held on August 6th, 2019 in CREATE Tower in Singapore. This meeting was held in accordance with SinBerBEST’s research contract with the National Research Foundation (NRF). Attendees in the meeting included the SAC members, Drs. Lim Khiang Wee and Adeline Lim and Md Rafi Othman from NRF, and Dr Gao Chun Ping from the Building Construction Authority (BCA). At this review meeting, the theme leaders from the SinBerBEST program presented on their theme’s progress achievements and future plans.

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