How Tech is Changing Lighting Design Calculations

  • How Tech is Changing Lighting Design Calculations
    September 13, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Check in / light Appetizers : 5:30pm

Presentation : 6pm-7pm

About the Event:

Lighting design is a complex profession, whose tools have struggled to keep up with the pace of
design. This talk will give a quick review of historical methods for calculations and move onto
new paradigms for lighting analysis. The web, cloud computing, daylight, BIM, and artificial
intelligence are shaping a new generation of design tools. This talk will review how these
advances are changing the practice of lighting design.


About the Speaker:

Daniel Glaser, PhD
Glaser is passionate about building tools for lighting design. He has interests in lighting science,
technology, application; as well as in cognition, math at work, human-factors, and computer science.

After getting engineering degrees in Computer Science (BS Columbia, MEng Cornell), Glaser studied
architectural lighting at UC Berkeley receiving a MS in Architecture and interdisciplinary PhD. Glaser’s
research was funded by the California Institute of Energy Efficiency, University of California Energy
Institute, and the IES Lucas Memorial Scholarship. He published in leading building science and
computer science journals Building and Environment and ACM Human Computer Interaction, and
others. While at Berkeley, Glaser’s personal path through the lighting industry started as a member of
the IES in 2003, participating in the IES Golden Gate (San Francisco) Chapter. In addition, he learned
advanced lighting simulation through collaborating with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and
their Radiance efforts.

Dan leads LightStanza’s R+D efforts, recognized by Innovation Grants by the Department of Energy
(DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Glaser is a frequent speaker at major industry
venues including LightFair International, Greenbuild, and the DOE Radiance Workshop. Glaser has
also taught classes at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Pacific Energy Center, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and others. For over a decade, Glaser has been an active member of different
IES technical committees.

Glaser is a vegetarian, and doesn’t own a car because he has to save all his money to support his
summer watermelon habit. He enjoys riding his fold-up bike between meetings and to and from

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