Jelena Srebric is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Cluster for SustainabilITY in the Built Environment at the University of Maryland (CITY@UMD). She earned a Ph.D. from MIT in 2000, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Belgrade in 1997 and 1994, respectively. She manages and supervises research activities for approximately $1.5 million annually in externally funded projects. She teaches and develops new courses on energy and environmental systems in the built environment with more than 2,000 students who took her courses at Penn State, Harvard and University of Maryland. She presented more than thirty guest lectures at universities including Stanford, Princeton, MIT, and Columbia. The focus of Srebric’s research group work is on multi-scale modeling of built infrastructure to provide a reliable assessment of how these systems affect occupant population, energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions. These modeling efforts include development of computational tools as well as experimental facilities and sites. Srebric is the author and co-author of more than 100 publications. She received two research awards and four paper awards from ASHRAE. The International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences awarded Srebric with its 2005 Yaglou Award for her work on indoor air quality.