Joshua Vasudevan

BEng MSc

  • Doctoral Researcher

Research and expertise

I have experience in indoor environmental quality analysis, machine learning, energy modelling and simulation. I am currently building my skills in building controls and artificial intelligence.

Current research activity

  • 2020-2023. Monitoring and Optimizing Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort in Buildings using Machine learning. Supervised by Dr Mahroo Eftekhari and Dr Vanda Dimitriou (Loughborough University), Dr Daniel Coakley and Dr Charalampos Angelopoulos (Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre, Europe BV, Scotland)

Recently completed research projects

  • 2019-2020. Predicting Thermal Comfort using Thermal Imaging Technology. Supervised by Dr Mahroo Eftekhari


Once I completed my BEng in Civil Engineering, my passion and love towards sustainability and wellbeing encouraged me to do a master's degree in Low Energy Building Services Engineering MSc at Loughborough University. After my master’s degree, I started my role as a Research Intern at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre and worked closely on the ubiquitous monitoring and controlling of IEQ in buildings. I am currently pursuing my PhD in collaboration with Mitsubishi, which will explore the deep learning and IEQ in buildings.

Professional affiliations

  • Graduate Member, CIBSE
  • Associate Member, ASHRAE


  • CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the year 2020 (Second Runner up)
  • ASHRAE Integrated Sustainable Building Design Competition 2019 winner
  • ASHRAE HVAC&R student paper competition 2020 winner
  • ASHRAE UK Midlands MSc Research competition 2019 winner

External activities

  • Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair of UK Midlands Chapter
  • Member of Board of Governance ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter

Key collaborators

My research and enterprise activities are conducted with a range of academic and stakeholder partners, including:

  • Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre, Europe BV, Scotland