SFU Postdoc Research Day to showcase cutting-edge research & technology

SFU’s Postdoc Research Day to showcase cutting-edge research & technology  SFU postdoctoral fellows are inventors, philosophers, writers, scientists, teachers, engineers and designers. To celebrate their accomplishments, SFU will host Postdoc Research day on March 31 at the Burnaby campus. It’s a full day of conversation, networking and discovery with postdocs who are changing the world. SFU alumna Jennifer Gardy,… Read More

NILM 2016 – Submit Your Paper & Register

The 3rd International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) will be held in Vancouver, Canada from May 14 to 15, 2016. This year’s venue will be the beautiful mountain top campus of Simon Fraser University (SFU) which is located in the neighbouring municipality of Burnaby. Last workshop was held June/ 2014 at the University of… Read More

Appliance Water Disaggregation via Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM)

Last week, I learnt that a paper Bradley Ellert, myself, and Fred Popowich wrote was accepted for presentation at the EAI International Conference on Big Data and Analytics for Smart Cities in Toronto October 13 to 14. Here is the abstract: The world’s fresh water supply is rapidly dwindling. Informing homeowners of their water use patterns can… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

UBC ICICS: Rethinking Sustainability Symposium 2014

The Rethinking Sustainability Symposium is just around the corner. For the website: Two Days of Inspiration! 24 – 25 April 2014, Vancouver This symposium features a broad range of stimulating expert speakers who are “rethinking sustainability.” The underlying philosophy is that trying to change human behaviour to achieve our sustainability goals is not enough. Instead, we… 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