International Scientific Conference
on Information Technology, Computer Science, and Data Science

Dušan Ličina

Director of the Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL).
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Dusan Licina, is an assistant professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and
serves as the director of the Human-Oriented Built Environment Laboratory. He conducts fundamental
and applied research in the field of sustainable and healthy built environment, with a specific focus on
indoor air pollutant dynamics, exposure science and building ventilation.
Dusan holds MSc. and BSc. degrees in mechanical engineering (University of Belgrade). He
completed his joint Doctorate degree at the National University of Singapore and Technical University
of Denmark, followed by a postdoctoral appointment at the University of California Berkeley. Prior to
joining EPFL, he also served as the director of the Standard Development team at the International
WELL Building Institute.
Dusan is an active member of the boards of various scientific and professional groups, where he
examines the future of buildings with an aim to ensure high indoor environmental quality for occupants
with minimum energy use.

Keynote speech title

Continuous Environmental Sensing: The Next Frontier of the Built Environment


Today, cities encounter significant challenges related to urbanization, population growth, resource
availability, and climate change. Simultaneously, unprecedented datasets are generated through
continuous Internet of Things (IoT) sensing implemented at urban, building, and personal scales.
These datasets serve as potential tools for understanding and overcoming these issues. Focusing on
air pollution and thermal exposure challenges in buildings and cities, this presentation addresses the
current state-of-the-art practices, scientific and technological challenges, and opportunities in
continuous environmental sensing across urban, building, and personal scales. The presentation
concludes by outlining future directions of continuous sensing, along with short- and long-term
research and engineering needs.