Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Dr. Alona Zharova

Alona Zharova

Telephone: +49 30 2093-99544

Email: alona.zharova[at]

Office hours: by appointment

Room: SPA1, 336



Alona Zharova is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Information Systems since 2018. In 2018 she received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Chair of Statistics, HU. In her dissertation "Measures of University Research Output", Alona focused on statistical analyses of resource use and scientific performance on the levels of individuals, research groups, and universities. Before that, she received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University and worked as a Research Associate there. From 2014 to 2018, she managed a Collaborative Research Center (CRC) and an International Research Training Group (IRTG) at the HU, both funded by the DFG. Besides, she was coordinating the application for a CRC "Digital Economy and Decision Analytics" to the DFG (unsuccessful) and the application for a prolongation of the IRTG (successful) to the DFG. Alona is passionate about mitigating climate change with smart building technology and directs her research into this area.


Research Interests

Alona Zharova's research interests lie mainly in the area of Sustainable Smart Building Systems, ranging from machine learning algorithms to IoT sensors to deployment of Smart Home. In particular, she focuses on increasing energy efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions in private households using machine learning algorithms designed for smart building technology. 

The main research areas include:

  • Sustainable Smart Home
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Smart Building Technologies for CO2 Reduction
  • Machine Learning Algorithms for IoT Sensors Data
  • Measuring of Research Performance.



Updated: 2018