Nonintrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) Performance Evaluation: A unified approach for accuracy reporting

Last week I learnt that my journal paper co-authored Fred Popowich was accepted for publishing in Springer’s Energy Efficiency journal. It is currently in press and will hopeful be published within the next few months. Here is the paper abstract: Nonintrusive load monitoring (NILM), sometimes referred to as load disaggregation, is the process of determining what loads or appliances are running…

SFU Fall 2014 Convocation

Today I joined over 400 graduates (Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate) in the first morning session of the Fall 2014 Convocation at Simon Fraser University (SFU). What an event! Now my studies are officially over. I have my PhD in Computing Science and I am ready for a new phase in life — a new direction. It was…

AMPds 2 Released! (2 years of data and other fixes)

Today I am releasing AMPds 2 (The Almanac of Minutely Power Dataset – 2 Years) a new version of my internationally recognized and very popular dataset. AMPds is a dataset consisting of electricity, water, and natural gas consumption. This dataset is ideal for testing load disaggregation/NILM and eco-feedback algorithms and prototypes. A total of 1,051,200 readings for 2 years of…

IEEE Vancouver Kinect and Structure Sensor Hackathon

IEEE Vancouver Joint Computing Chapter and the BCIT School of Computing and Academic Studies are excited to announce that Microsoft and Occipital are co-sponsoring a hackathon in Vancouver on November 8th! This workshop gives students, faculty, and other attendees full access to experts from both Occipital and the Microsoft Kinect team and enables them to…

PhD Thesis Defence Passed!

Today at 10am I had my thesis defence. The 4 members or my supervisory committee attended in addition to an internal examiner (from SFU) and external examiner (from UBC). They all attended in person. I had a 20 minute presentation followed by questions. The whole process took about 3 hours. I received very positive feedback for…

PhD Thesis Submitted for Examination

Well this morning at 9:00am I submitted my PhD Thesis for examination. Apparently the external examiner will write a report after reading it to determine if it is ready for the oral examination/defence. Here is the title, abstract, and keywords: REAL-TIME EMBEDDED LOW-FREQUENCY LOAD DISAGGREGATION      Understanding how the electrical appliances and devices in a house…