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…

IEEE Signal Processing Society Summer School: Machine Learning for Big Data

I will be attending the IEEE Signal Processing Society Summer School on Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Big Data. It will be held at UBC from July 29, 2014 to August 1, 2014. From the website: Humans, machines and sensors collectively generate an enormous amount of data on a daily basis. The fact that much of…

Back from NILM 2014

Well I am back from NILM Workshop 2014. I have a very successful presentation of my disaggregator. I have posted then slide on my NILM website next to where you can download the paper.  Over 90 people attended. There where 8 paper presentations (out of 23 submissions), and 14 poster presentations. My paper was 1 of only…

A Consumer Bill of Rights for Energy Conservation

I just learnt that the main paper I summated to IHTC was accepted titled “A Consumer Bill of Rights for Energy Conservation”. Co-authors were: Laura Guzman Flores, Robyn Gill, Roger Alex Clapp, Lyn Bartram, and Bob Gill. So that is 2 papers accepted at the 2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) in Montreal, Canada from June…