Dr. Yao Yu earned his Bachelor degree in Building Environment and Equipment Engineering in 2004. He received his two Masters degrees in Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering in 2008 and 2012 respectively. In 2014, he earned his Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. This interdisciplinary academic experience gives Dr. Yu a solid understanding of knowledge on various disciplines as well as diverse research interests including building/underground thermal energy storage, ground source heat pump, building energy conservation technology, building energy management, computational airflow modeling, HVAC system design and simulation, etc. As the author or co-author, he has contributed to more than twenty publications on the topics related to his research interests. After graduation, Dr. Yu worked in industry as an energy engineer to perform building energy modeling and simulation. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, an ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). Currently, Dr. Yu is working as an assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management and Engineering at North Dakota State University.