Load Disaggregation Based on Aided Linear Integer Programming

Today I found out that a journal paper I helped co-author with colleagues Md. Zulfiquar Ali Bhotto and Ivan V. Bajić. Titled Load Disaggregation Based on Aided Linear Integer Programming it will be published in journal IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs. Here is the paper abstract: Load disaggregation based on aided linear integer programming (ALIP) is proposed.… Read More

Exploiting HMM Sparsity to Perform Online Real-Time Nonintrusive Load Monitoring (NILM)

Today, I learnt that my journal paper was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG) wich has an impact factor of 4.25. Co-authors were Fred Popowich, Ivan V. Bajic, Bob Gill, and Lyn Bartram. This paper is an expansion of my PhD thesis which and discusses an improved HMM-based NILM algorithm. Here is… Read More

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… Read More

AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research

Last week I learnt that that my full co-authored (with co-author Fred Popowich,  Lyn Bartram, Bob Gill, and Ivan Bajic) paper “AMPds: A Public Dataset for Load Disaggregation and Eco-Feedback Research” was accepted at IEEE‘s Annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2013).  So I will be travelling to Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Canada. Here is the paper abstract: A home-based intelligent energy conservation system needs to… Read More

Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Power Monitoring and In-Home Display

I just learnt that that my full co-authored (with co-author Fred Popowich, TaeJin Moon, and Bob Gill) paper “Inspiring Energy Conservation Through Open Source Power Monitoring and In-Home Display” was accepted at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.  It will be held in Vancouver so I will not need to travel! Here is the paper abstract: Many homeowners and occupants are interested in… Read More

The Cognitive Power Meter: Looking Beyond the Smart Meter

Last week I learnt that that my full co-authored (with co-author Fred Popowich and Bob Gill) paper “The Cognitive Power Meter: Looking Beyond the Smart Meter” was accepted at IEEE‘s 2013 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’13).  So I will be travelling to Regina, Saskatchewan in the Canada. Here is the paper abstract: The smart meter is often heralded as the key… Read More

APMR Version 2.0 Released

Version 2.0 of the Arduino Power Meter Reader (APMR) project is now released. APMR s an open source hardware and software project. APMR reads the power and energy (Wh) readings of RS485/Modbus communicating power meters at a constant interval. Readings are recorded on an SD card and/or sent over the Internet using a HTTP RESTful… Read More