Nathaniel Jones

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Research Publications

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2017

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Importance of Real-Time: The Effect of Latency in Scientific Visualization (Poster)
Nathaniel L. Jones • New England Symposium on Graphics • Cambridge, Massachusetts • April 23, 2017

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Experimental validation of ray tracing as a means of image-based visual discomfort prediction
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • Building and Environment • Volume 113, Pages 131-150 • DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.023
Special issue on advances in daylighting and visual comfort research

2016

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Speeding up daylighting design and glare prediction workflows with Accelerad (Talk)
Nathaniel L. Jones • DIVA Day 2016 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • September 30, 2016
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Real-time visual comfort feedback for architectural design
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • 32nd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture • Los Angeles, California • July 11-13, 2016

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Fast answers to complex problems for dummies (Talk)
Nathaniel L. Jones • 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference • St. Louis, Missouri • June 25-29, 2016
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Parallel multiple-bounce irradiance caching
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • Computer Graphics Forum • Volume 35, Issue 4, Pages 57-66 • July 27, 2016 • DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12949
27th Eurographics Symposium on Rendering • Dublin, Ireland • June 22-24, 2016

2015

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Validation of GPU lighting simulation in naturally and artificially lit spaces
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association • Hyderabad, India • December 7-9, 2015

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Fast daylight coefficient calculation using graphics hardware
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association • Hyderabad, India • December 7-9, 2015

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GPU-enabled lighting simulation with Accelerad (Talk)
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • 14th International Radiance Workshop • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • August 17-19, 2015

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Accelerad: Daylight simulation for architectural spaces using GPU ray tracing (Talk)
Designing better workplaces through fast daylighting simulation with Accelerad (Poster)
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • GPU Technology Conference • San Jose, California • March 17-20, 2015
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2014

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Irradiance caching for global illumination calculation on graphics hardware
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference • Atlanta, Georgia • September 10-12, 2014
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Physically based global illumination calculation using graphics hardware
Nathaniel L. Jones and Christoph F. Reinhart • eSim 2014: The Canadian Conference on Building Simulation • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • May 7-10, 2014

2013

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Automated translation and thermal zoning of digital building models for energy analysis
Nathaniel L. Jones, Colin J. McCrone, Bruce J. Walter, Kevin B. Pratt and Donald P. Greenberg • 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association • Chambéry, France • August 26-28, 2013

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Sustain: An experimental test bed for building energy simulation
Donald Greenberg, Kevin Pratt, Brandon Hencey, Nathaniel Jones, Lars Schumann, Justin Dobbs, Zhao Dong, David Bosworth and Bruce Walter • Energy and Buildings • Volume 58, March 2013, Pages 44-57 • ISSN 0378-7788 • DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.11.026

2012

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Hardware accelerated computation of direct solar radiation through transparent shades and screens
Nathaniel L. Jones and Donald P. Greenberg • 5th National Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association-USA • Madison, Wisconsin, USA • August 1-3, 2012
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Automated translation of architectural models for energy simulation
Kevin B. Pratt, Nathaniel L. Jones, Lars Schumann, David E. Bosworth and Andrew D. Heumann • 2012 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design • Orlando, Florida, USA • March 26-28, 2012
SimAUD 2012 Outstanding Paper Award

2011

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Fast computation of incident solar radiation from preliminary to final building design
Nathaniel L. Jones and Donald P. Greenberg • 12th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association • Sydney, Australia • November 14-16, 2011
BS2011 Award for Best Research Paper
Republished in EcoLibrium • September 2012 • Pages 44-53


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Fast computer graphics techniques for calculating direct solar radiation on complex building surfaces
Nathaniel L. Jones, Donald P. Greenberg, and Kevin B. Pratt • Journal of Building Performance Simulation • Volume 5, Issue 5, Pages 300-312 • June 26, 2011 • DOI: 10.1080/19401493.2011.582154

2009

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Architecture as a complex adaptive system
Nathaniel L. Jones • Master's Thesis • Ithaca, New York, USA • May 2009

2005

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Patterns of local displacements in shear bands in sands in Poromechanics III - Biot Centennial (1905-2005)
N. Jones and A.L. Rechenmacher • Proceedings of the 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanics • Norman, Oklahoma, USA • May 24-27, 2005 • DOI: 10.1201/NOE0415380416.ch118

News

2017

Projects and work at MIT: an interview with Christoph Reinhart
IBPSA News • Volume 27, Number 1 • April 2017

2016

The simulation horizon: Research conference roundup
IBPSA-USA Newsletter • February 22, 2016

2014

Class envisions MIT reaching “net zero” emissions growth
Energy Futures • Autumn 2014 • December 15, 2014

Accelerad: daylighting simulation on the GPU
IBPSA News • Volume 24, Number 2 • October 2014

2011

Better together
Cornell Engineering Magazine • Fall 2011

2010

Computer graphics to help streamline green building design
Cornell Chronicle • September 29, 2010
Reproduced in Communications of the ACM • October 1, 2010

2005

‘Laptop Seat’ gives new meaning to ‘pull up a chair’
The Baltimore Sun • May 22, 2005
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