SMU College of Integrative Studies Research Fellow Yuliya Dzyuban's professional development was boosted with the Fulbright Scholarship which exposed her to a community of brilliant scholars and inspiring individuals from all over the world. That professional development was again boosted recently when Dzyuban was awarded one of the inaugural 2022 SMU Research Staff Excellence Awards for her work within the Cooling Singapore (CS) team — a multi-disciplinary research project dedicated to developing solutions to address the urban heat challenge in Singapore. One of Dzyuban's projects, which caught the attention of the Excellence Awards evaluation committee, is a heat walk method. Another of Dzyuban's noted projects looked at the use of social media to report perceptions of thermal comfort and discomfort when the weather changes. She shared that after CS 2.0, the final development stage, she wants to continue her work on developing heat mitigation strategies for cities, and expand her international collaborations to other locations where her experience can be useful.
IMAGE: WITHIN THE COOLING SINGAPORE PROJECT, AWARD-WINNING SMU RESEARCH FELLOW YULIYA DZYUBAN EXPLORES HOW DIFFERENCES IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE PEOPLE’S PERCEPTIONS OF THERMAL COMFORT. (PHOTO: SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY)
Eurek Alert Online
24 Feb 2023
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