The HUMS project team has been assembled to provide expertise in the key areas of atmospheric science, electrical and water distribution system engineering, and social science, with other key team members providing the remaining pieces.
Dr. Brian Ancell (PI, Department of Geosciences, email@example.com)
Dr. Ancell is leading the project based on his experience leading other large funded projects and his work with fine-scale probabilistic weather prediction. Dr. Ancell focuses on creating ensemble forecast systems at high-resolution that can provide both a high degree of skill and appropriate spread down to convective scales, both of which will be vital to achieve the required efficiency of the proposed HUMS utility management algorithms.
Dr. Carol Lindquist (Co-PI, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work,
Dr. Lindquist joins the team based on her studies of the effects of architectural and structural features of homes on their inhabitants and household practices. She has extensive experience in human subjects research. She will conduct observation and evaluation of the human subjects with regard to the livability of the HUMS homes and the associated quality of life.
Dr. Nadia Flores-Yeffal (Co-PI, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work,
Dr. Flores-Yeffal joins the team based on her work evaluating rural and urban human international migration and social support systems. She has wide experience in both quantitative and qualitative human subjects research. Dr. Flores-Yeffal will contribute to the design and execution of the observation and evaluation of the human subjects in the testbed.
Dr. Ken Rainwater (Co-PI, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering,
Dr. Rainwater brings experience with the design and implementation of residential water and greywater systems to achieve sustainability, which is a key feature of our proposed home. Dr. Rainwater will aid in the design and implement the rain harvest and potable water, greywater, and sewer system into the testbed homes.
Dr. Theodore Cleveland (Co-PI, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction
Dr. Cleveland leads the design and implementation of the HUMS residential water use monitoring and data integration.
Dr. Sara Ahmed (Co-PI, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University
of Texas San Antonio, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Ahmed leads the development of the HUMS home electrical system to achieve comfortable living standards from primarily residential solar and wind power generation and home battery storage.
Billy Kniffen (Senior Personnel, Texas A&M Agrilife)
Mr. Kniffen, an expert on rainwater harvest, leads the design and implementation of the HUMS rainwater harvest and potable water system.
Dr. Brent Lindquist (Senior Personnel)
Dr. Lindquist contributes HUMS home interior design and construction activities.
Russell Manser (Graduate Student, Department of Geosciences)
Russell is a graduate student advised by project PI Dr. Brian Ancell. He is working on the integration of project data into the HUMS computer, optimization of HUMS probabilistic weather forecast guidance, and the interface through which residents will interact with HUMS.