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Areas of expertise

  • Building design optimisation
  • Machine learning and AI
  • HVAC System Control
  • Climate change and buildings
  • Building energy efficiency

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About Keivan Bamdad

Keivan is a Lecturer at the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University. Prior to joining Victoria University, he worked as an associate lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for more than two years.

Keivan completed his Ph.D. at QUT University in 2018 and was awarded the Australian Building Codes Board research scholarship. He is an associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). Keivan has considerable experience as a building energy auditor, and in teaching and research in the areas of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), energy management and building energy simulation. 

Keivan research interests and expertise are around building energy optimisation using machine learning, HVAC control systems, artificial intelligence (AI), metaheuristics, zero energy buildings, and climate change. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Masouleh, K. B., Ma, Y., Cholette, M. E., & Bell, J. (190901). Optimisation of HVAC systems using ACOr algorithm Paper presented at The Future of HVAC 2019 Conference.
2017 Masouleh, K. B., Cholette, M., Guan, L., & Bell, J. M. (170101). Building energy optimisation using artificial neural network and ant colony optimisation Paper presented at AIRAH and IBPSA s Australasian Building Simulation 2017 Conference.

Year Citation
2021 Miller, W., Sodagar, B., Whaley, D., Bamdad, K., & Zedan, S. (211101). Mind the gap: A comparison of socio-technical limitations of national house rating systems in the UK and Australia. Journal of Building Engineering, 43

doi: 10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102570

2021 Omrani, S., Matour, S., Bamdad, K., & Izadyar, N. (210801). Ceiling fans as ventilation assisting devices in buildings: A critical review. Building and Environment, 201 (108010-108010).

doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108010

2021 Bamdad, K., Cholette, M. E., Omrani, S., & Bell, J. (210115). Future energy-optimised buildings Addressing the impact of climate change on buildings. Energy and Buildings, 231

doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110610

2020 Bamdad, K., Cholette, M. E., & Bell, J. (201101). Building energy optimization using surrogate model and active sampling. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 13(6), (760-776).

doi: 10.1080/19401493.2020.1821094

2018 Bamdad, K., Cholette, M. E., Guan, L., & Bell, J. (180515). Building energy optimisation under uncertainty using ACOMV algorithm. Energy and Buildings, 167 (322-333).

doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.053

2017 Bamdad, K., Cholette, M. E., Guan, L., & Bell, J. (171101). Ant colony algorithm for building energy optimisation problems and comparison with benchmark algorithms. Energy and Buildings, 154 (404-414).

doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.08.071

2017 Bamdad, K., Cholette, M. E., Guan, L., & Bell, J. (170101). Building energy retrofits using ant colony optimisation. Healthy Buildings Europe 2017,
2015 Bamdad, K., & Ashorynejad, H. R. (150601). Inverse analysis of a rectangular fin using the lattice Boltzmann method. Energy Conversion and Management, 97 (290-297).

doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.02.075

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