讲座题目：Technology is not enough: Understanding Demand Response, Smart Home Management System, and Occupants’ Energy Efficiency Behaviors through the Social-Psychological Analysis
讲座人：Dr. Chien-fei Chen
Dr. Chien-fei Chen (Ph.D. in sociology, Washington State university) is a researchprofessor and director of education and diversity program at NSF-DOE funded engineering research center, Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is also an adjunct faculty in the department of sociology. Her research interests include: 1) interdisciplinary research in the areas of power systems, renewable energy, energy conservation behaviors and environmental sociology; 2) social-psychological factors and human decision-making processes into engineering modeling to better understand power systems, and acceptance of renewable energy technology and energy issues; 3) energy behaviors in commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions; and 4) fundamental interdisciplinary knowledge to the research community, utility companies and policy makers.
Her publications appear in the IEEE, Building and Environment, Energy Research and Social Science, Journal of Environmental Psychology, ASHRAE, American Sociological Association, Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference, and so on. Currently, she leads the projects of public acceptance of power grid technologies and demand response at CURNET. Since 2014, she has involved with the investigation of social psychological factors affecting building occupant behaviors for the International Energy Agency (IEA), Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Annex 66. In addition, she leads sustainability education program and social psychological analysis of energy behaviors for the NSF-REC-SEES Network: Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE). Between 2013-2015, she has received several grant awards from National Science Foundation in the United States to conduct interdisciplinary studies regarding public acceptance of communication technology and social-psychological factors and micro-grid resilience and acceptance of grid technologies.