Leveraging Submetered Electricity Loads to Disaggregate Household Water-Use

It is with great excitement to announce that Bradley Ellert successfully defended his Masters thesis on water disaggregation (NILM) last week. Titled Leveraging Submetered Electricity Loads to Disaggregate Household Water-Use, his thesis is now online for downloading. I helped mentor Bradley and provided advice for him on NILM and AMPds. I am very proud of the work he…

Earlier 2010 House Dataset on Harvard Dataverse

Last night I stumbled upon Harvard Dataverse. I decided to sign up and upload one of my early datasets. This dataset 2010 ZigBee Sensor Data Collected From a House (in Vancouver, Canada) Dataset contains power meter, ambient light, and ambient temperature sensors readings; including weather and daylight data. Sensor readings are at 15 minute intervals for about 8…

The 2nd EU NILM Workshop

I will be attending the next EU NILM Workshop happening this July 8 at Imperial College London. I have been invited to be one of the technical speakers. I am excited to talk about what I and my research assistants have been doing in the NILM field (socioeconomic, water/gas NILM, AMPds R3, and other things). The day…

Uncertainty Future

It has been many, many years since I last wrote non-technical prose. But somehow today, I was inspired to write. I have included a photo from my SFU office window’s view at 9:30am this morning. I hope you enjoy reading it. Uncertainty Future Atop, up high, the mountain of higher learning, I gaze out the window at the view…

BC Hydro Collaboration on Disaggregation

I presented my thesis research and load disaggregation system to a group of people at BC Hydro today. This group was well versed in the area of disaggregation and even had implemented and tested Hart’s original algorithm. My presentation was well received and it looks like there will be some good collaboration opportunities. I will get a change to test…