Marilena De Simone is an Assistant Professor in Applied Environmental Physics at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the University of Calabria (Unical). She is involved in topics regarding energy consumption and the interactions between occupants, buildings, and the environment. She is also a member of the international network SECRET (Social Science, Engineering, Computing Research in Energy Topics) and coordinator for Unical of the IEA EBC ANNEX 79 Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation.