Electricity, water, and natural gas consumption of a residential house in Canada from 2012 to 2014

Today my latest journal paper was published in Nature’s Scientific Data. Titled Electricity, water, and natural gas consumption of a residential house in Canada from 2012 to 2014 it discusses the release of AMPds v2. Thanks to my co-authors Bradley Ellert, Ivan V. Bajic, and Fred Popowich for all their contributions and feedback. Here is the paper… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Using Computing and Engineering to Tackle Sustainability Problems with Energy Consumption

Today I giving a technical seminar to the BCIT School of Energy faculty and students. My understanding is that a will be a large number of  people RSVP’ed. I will give a 40 minute presentation with a 10 minute Q&A session. My main focus will be on how faculty, students, and researchers for both computing and… Read More

Why There Is Nothing Smart about the Current Smart Home and Smart Meter

Today I gave a seminar to the BCIT Building Science Graduate Program faculty and masters students. It was a one hour presentation with a half-hour discussion session. Here is the abstract: Home automation is often seen as the cornerstone of the smart home and the smart meter is often heralded as the key component supporting energy displays… Read More

Research Website Update and AMPds Year 2

I decided to update my NILM research website today. I added my NILM publications. Hopefully in the next month I can add some algorithm accuracy results to the website, too. One other thing to note is that come April 1 (2014) I will be making available a second year’s worth of data for AMPds. I… Read More