Jibonananda Sanyal

Jibonananda Sanyal

R&D Staff

Bio

My current research focus includes massively parallel and scalable energy simulations on high-performance computing systems and subsequent big-data analysis, with a strong emphasis on advanced experimental design and uncertainty evaluation. I currently lead projects focused on sensor data management, provenance, and simulation engine development, as well work on several other key projects focused on achieving the Department of Energy goals of significantly reducing our energy and carbon footprint.

I have extensive experience in the use of leadership-class supercomputing resources in ORNL as well as several centers across the US, analysis of big-data from simulations and sensor networks, modeling and simulation of geo-scientific and energy models, scientific and information visualization, uncertainty visualization, provenance, and designing evaluation studies. My prior research focused on developing uncertainty visualization and analysis techniques for meteorological and hydrological data analysis, including the setting up and running of ensemble simulations of severe weather events.

My interest areas include big-data analysis/analytics, high performance computing (supercomputing), visualization, uncertainty, large databases, various types of immersive and non-immersive displays, simulations in the geosciences and energy sciences, weather and flood simulations, sensors and controls, and a strong inclination towards data architectures for system design.

I have an interest in devising solutions to problems that bridge across and require us to connect the various energy, water, and geo-physical balances in our environment at the local, regional, and global scales.

I also serve on several organizational, national, and international committees and contribute to achieving their vision, mission, and goals.

Awards

"Original 6 Trailblazers", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October, 2014.
"Lightning Talks", Plenary Session, XSEDE, San Diego, July 2013
Outstanding Research Award, Geosystems Research Institute, 2011
Graduate Student of the Month of August 2010, CSE, Mississippi State University, 2010
3rd Position, Posters, Northern Gulf Institute Annual Conference, 2010
Best Overall Award, Photo Contest, Northern Gulf Institute Annual Conference, 2009
Best Poster Award, IEEE Visweek, 2008
10th Rank in B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, 2005 (class of 38)
1st Rank and Gold Medal in B.Sc. Computer Science, 2001 (class of 45)
Gold Medal for the Best Graduate Award, 2001 (in about 5000 university students)

Publications

Castello, Charles C., Sanyal, Jibonananda, Rossiter, Jeffrey S., Hensley, Zachary P., and New, Joshua R. (2014). "Sensor Data Management, Validation, Correction, and Provenance for Building Technologies." Technical paper TRNS-00223-2013.R1. In Proceedings of the ASHRAE Annual Conference and ASHRAE Transactions 2014, Seattle, WA, June 28-July 2, 2014.

Mellot, Joe, New, Joshua R., and Sanyal, Jibonananda. Cool Roofing: Analysis of Energy Consumption for Cool Roofing. In Western Roofing - Insulation and Siding, pp. 50-56, issue January/February, 2014.

Sanyal, Jibonananda, New, Joshua R., Edwards, Richard E., and Parker, Lynne E. (2014). "Calibrating Building Energy Models Using Supercomputer Trained Machine Learning Agents." In Journal on Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, volume 26, issue 13, pp. 2122-2133, September 10, 2014.

Zachary Hensley, Jibonananda Sanyal, and Joshua New. 2014. Provenance in sensor data management. Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 57, 2 (February 2014), 55-62. DOI=10.1145/2556647.2556657 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2556647.2556657

Zachary Hensley, Jibonananda Sanyal, and Joshua New. 2013. Provenance in Sensor Data Management. Queue 11, 12, pages 50 (December 2013), 14 pages. DOI=10.1145/2559899.2574836 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2559899.2574836

Mellot, Joe, New, Joshua R., and Sanyal, Jibonananda. (2014). "Cool Roofing: Analysis of Energy Consumption for Cool Roofing." In Western Roofing - Insulation and Siding, issue January/February, volume 37, number 1, pp. 50-56, February, 2014.

Mellot, Joseph W., New, Joshua R., and Sanyal, Jibonananda. (2013). "Preliminary Analysis of Energy Consumption for Cool Roofing Measures." In RCI Interface Technical Journal, volume 31, issue 9, pp. 25-36, October, 2013.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang, Jamie Dyer, Andrew Mercer, Phil Amburn, and Robert J. Moorhead, Interactive Tool for Visualization of Numerical Weather Model Ensemble Uncertainty, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 16, no 6, pp. 1421-1430, November/December, 2010.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang, Gargi Bhattacharya, Phil Amburn, Robert Moorhead, A User Study to Compare Four Uncertainty Visualization Methods for 1D and 2D Datasets, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1209-1218, November/December, 2009.

J. Sanyal, Phil Amburn, S. Zhang, J. Dyer, P. J. Fitzpatrick, Robert J. Moorhead II: User Experience of Hurricane Visualization in an Immersive 3D Environment, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, ISVC (1) 2008: 867-878.

New, Joshua R., Levinson, Ronnen, Huang, Yu (Joe), Sanyal, Jibonananda, Miller, William A., Mellot, Joe, Childs, Kenneth W., and Kriner, Scott (2013). "In-Depth Analysis of Simulation Engine Codes for Comparison with DOE's Roof Savings Calculator and Measured Data." ORNL internal report ORNL/TM-2014/218, June 27, 2014, 69 pages.

Sanyal, Jibonananda and New, Joshua R. (2013). "Oak Ridge Institutional Cluster Autotune Test Drive Report." ORNL internal report, February 17, 2014, 6 pages.

New, Joshua R., Huang, Yu (Joe), Levinson, Ronnen, Mellot, Joe, Sanyal, Jibonananda, Miller, William A., and Childs, Kenneth W. (2013). "Analysis of DOE's Roof Savings Calculator with Comparison to other Simulation Engines." ORNL internal report ORNL/TM-2013/501, November 1, 2013, 63 pages.

Sanyal, Jibonananda and New, Joshua R. (2014). "Building Simulation Modelers - Are We Big Data Ready?" In Proceedings of the ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, pp. 449-456, Atlanta, GA, September 10-12, 2014.

Ostrouchov, George, New, Joshua R., Sanyal, Jibonananda, and Patel, Pragnesh (2014). "Uncertainty Analysis of a Heavily Instrumented Building at Different Scales of Simulation." In Proceedings of the 3rd International High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue, West Lafayette, IN, July 14-17, 2014.

New, Joshua R. and Sanyal, Jibonananda. (2014). "Supercomputers (Titan!), Big Data Analytics, and Energy Efficient Robo-Homes." In Codestock, 77 slides. Knoxville, TN, July 11-12, 2014.

Adams, Mark, Sanyal, Jibonananda, Fricke, Brian, and Benne, Kyle, “Refrigeration Modeling Components in OpenStudio”, To appear in Proceedings of 3rd International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, to be held in West Lafayette, IN, USA in July 14-17, 2014

Sanyal, Jibonananda and New, Joshua R, Pragneshkumar Patel, George Ostruchov, “Uncertainty Analysis of a Heavily Instrumented Building at Different Scales of Simulation”, To appear in Proceedings of 3rd International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, to be held in West Lafayette, IN, USA in July 14-17, 2014

Sanyal, Jibonananda, New, Joshua R., and Edwards, Richard E. (2013). "Supercomputer Assisted Generation of Machine Learning Agents for the Calibration of Building Energy Models." In Proceedings of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE13) Conference and selected to be featured in Lightning Talks, San Diego, CA, July 22-25, 2013. Invited as a prestigious ‘Lightning Talk’ for the plenary session.

Mellot, Joseph W., Sanyal, Jibonananda, and New, Joshua R. (2013). "Preliminary Analysis of Energy Consumption for Cool Roofing Measures." Presented at the International Reflective Roofing Symposium, the American Coating Association's (ACA) conference, and in Proceedings of the ACA's Coating Regulations and Analytical Methods Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 14-15, 2013.

Sanyal, Jibonananda and New, Joshua R. (2013). "Simulation and Big Data Challenges in Tuning Building Energy Models." In Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES), Berkeley, CA, May 20, 2013. Republished in IEEE Xplore October, 2013.

Jones, Chad, New, Joshua R., Sanyal, Jibonananda, and Ma, Kwan-Liu (2012). "Visual Analytics for Roof Savings Calculator Ensembles." In Proceedings of the 2nd Energy Informatics Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 6, 2012.

New, Joshua R., Sanyal, Jibonananda, Bhandari, Mahabir S., Shrestha, Som S. (2012). "Autotune E+ Building Enery Models." In Proceedings of the 5th National SimBuild of IBPSA-USA, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), August 1-3, 2012.

Sanyal, Jibonananda, Al-Wadei, Yusof H., Bhandari, Mahabir S., Shrestha, Som S., Karpay, Buzz, Garret, Aaron L., Edwards, Richard E., Parker, Lynne E., and New, Joshua R. (2012). "Autotune: Building Energy Model Calibration using EnergyPlus, Machine Learning, and Supercomputing." In Proceedings of the 5th National SimBuild of IBPSA-USA, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), August 1-3, 2012.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang , Philip Amburn, Jamie Dyer, John van der Zwaag, Derek Irby, Robert J. Moorhead, Visualization of River Ensembles, Workshop on Working with Uncertainty, 24 October, 2011, Providence, Rhode Island.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang , Philip Amburn, Jamie Dyer, John van der Zwaag, Derek Irby, Robert J. Moorhead , FloodViz – An Ensemble Enabled Tool for River Flood and Inundation Mapping, IEEE Vis 2011

Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang, Jamie Dyer, Andrew Mercer, Phil Amburn, and Robert J. Moorhead, Uncertainty Visualization of Ensemble Weather Forecasts, Bays and Bayous Symposium 2010, December 1-2, 2010, Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Phil Amburn, Song Zhang, Patrick J Fitzpatrick, Robert Moorhead, Applying Immersive Visualization Techniques to Analyze Model Outputs: A Case Study of Hurricane Lili, Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2008, Columbus, Ohio. (poster) - Recipient of the Best Poster Award

Jibonananda Sanyal, Phil Amburn, Song Zhang, Patrick J Fitzpatrick, and Robert J Moorhead, 3D Immersive Visualization for Evaluation of Mesoscale Model Outputs Simulating Hurricane Lili's (2002) Rapid Weakening, Proceedings of IEEE Oceans 2008, Quebec City, Canada. (presentation)
Other Publications/Talks/Posters
Kumar, Jitendra, Hoffman, Forrest M., New, Joshua R., and Sanyal, Jibonananda (2014). "Reimagining Climate Zones for Energy Efficient Building Codes." Presented to Technical Committee 4.2 - Climatic Information, Research subcommittee. ASHRAE Annual Conference 2014, 25 slides. Seattle, WA, June 28-July 2, 2014.

Hensley, Zachary, Sanyal, Jibonananda, and New, Joshua R. (2013). "ProvDMS -- A Provenance Data Management System for Sensor Data." Presented as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, August 8, 2013.

Ranjan, Niloo, Sanyal, Jibonananda, and New, Joshua R. (2013). "In-Situ Statistical Analysis of Autotune Simulation Data using Graphical Processing Units." Presented as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, August 8, 2013.

Sanyal, Jibonananda, New, Joshua R., and Edwards, Richard E. (2013). "Calibration of Building Energy Models: Supercomputing, Big-Data and Machine-Learning." In Proceedings of the ORNL Postdoc Symposium. Oak Ridge, TN, July 19, 2013.

Al-Wadei, Yusof H., New, Joshua R., and Sanyal, Jibonananda (2012). "Interactive Web Design through Survey and Adoption of Modern Web-Technologies." Presented as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, August 2012.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang , Jamie Dyer, Andrew Mercer, Philip Amburn, Robert J. Moorhead, Visualization of Ensemble Datasets, NGI Annual Conference 2011

Jibonananda Sanyal, Philip Amburn, Jamie Dyer, Song Zhang, Robert J. Moorhead, Visualization of River – Flow Ensemble Simulations, NGI Annual Conference 2011

John van der Zwaag, Derek Irby, Jibonananda Sanyal, Philip Amburn, Jamie Dyer, Song Zhang, FloodViz - Visual Analytics for Assessment and Interpretation of Simulated River Flooding, NGI Annual Conference 2011

Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang, Jamie Dyer, Andrew Mercer, Philip Amburn, and Robert J. Moorhead, Visualizing Uncertainty of WRF Ensemble Parameters, NOAA NGI Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL, May 2010.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Philip Amburn, Derek Irby, John van der Zwaag, Song Zhang, and Robert J. Moorhead, Level-of-Detail for terrain Rendering, NOAA NGI Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL, May 2010. (poster) – Recipient of 3rd prize in the poster contest

Philip Amburn, Jamie Dyer, Jeff Graschell, Derek Irby, Robert Moorhead, David Ramirez, David Reed, Jibonananda Sanyal, John van der Zwaag, David Welch, and Song Zhang, Flood Visualization: Visual Analytics for Assessment and Interpretation of Simulated River Flooding, NOAA NGI Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL, May 2010.

Keqin Wu, Jibonananda Sanyal, Song Zhang, Phil Amburn, and Robert J Moorhead, Using LIC-like Flow Vis Technique to Visualize Hurricane Lili’s Rapid Weakening, NOAA NGI Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL, May 2009.

Keqin Wu, Song Zhang, Jibonananda Sanyal, Phil Amburn, and Robert J Moorhead, Using FlowVis Techniques to study Hurricane cases, NOAA NGI Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL, May 2009.

Jibonananda Sanyal, Phil Amburn, Robert J Moorhead, and Patrick J Fitzpatrick, Visualization of Numerical Model Outputs of Hurricane Lilis Rapid Weakening in a Virtual 3D Environment, NOAA NGI Annual Meeting, Biloxi, MS, May 2008.

Jean Mohammadi-Aragh, Derek Irby, Jibonananda Sanyal, Phil Amburn, Robert Moorhead, Song Zhang, and Keqin Wu, Improving Public Understanding of Catastrophic Events, NOAA NGI Annual Meeting, Biloxi, MS, May 2008.

Y Ling, V Anantharaj, Q Lu, J Turk, P Houser, J Sanyal, A computational framework for the evaluation of satellite precipitation estimates for hydrological applications, American Geophysical Union 2007 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 20, 2007.

Invited plenary session "Lightning talk", XSEDE, San Diego, July 25, 2013
Supercomputing and BTRIC, National Renewable Energy laboratory, June 22, 2013
Uncertainty in Ensembles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 29 August, 2011
Visualization of Weather and Flood Simulation Ensembles, Scientific Computing Institute, University of Utah, 8 July, 2011
Visualizing Uncertainty in Ensemble Simulations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1 July, 2011
Uncertainty Visualization of WRF Ensembles, ECE/GR – Visualization of Geoscience Data, CSE, MSU, Spring 2011
Uncertainty Visualization, CSE, Mississippi State University, 2010
Uncertainty in Ensemble Simulations, CSE, Scientific Visualization, Mississippi State University, 2010