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Mehlika Inanici is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Architecture. Mehlika has received her Ph.D. degree (2004) from the University of Michigan. She has Master of Science degrees both in Architecture (2001) and Building Science (1996), and she is a registered architect since 1993. Before joining UW in 2005, she had worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, and at METU in Ankara, Turkey.
The focus of her research is broadly defined as Building Performance Simulation, Computational Lighting Design and Analysis, Computer Graphics (Physically-based Renderings), and Computational Photography (High Dynamic Range Imaging). A large body of her research centers on developing and utilizing computer-based lighting analysis techniques and metrics that can facilitate occupant satisfaction and productivity improvements, in conjunction with significant energy savings. The underlying presumption in her research and teaching is that analytical approaches employed throughout the design processes help architects to envision the performance of their designs, accelerate and improve the design decisions, and reduce the uncertainty of the outcome.
Mehlika is a member of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). She received the Taubman College Distinguished Dissertation Award in 2004 and LBNL Outstanding Performance Award in 2005. She has published and presented her research in international journals and conferences, including Lighting Research and Technology, Luekos, Building and Environment, IBPSA, and CIE. Her research has been funded by US department of Energy, Nuckolls Funding for Lighting Education, and University of Washington Royalty Research Fund.
Prospective students interested in working in the following areas can contact Prof. Inanici and indicate their areas of interest:
Computational Lighting Design and Analysis
High Dynamic Range Photography
Building Performance Simulation
Further information is available at her website.
Department of Architecture
last updated 9.29.2011 by Mehlika Inanici