Investigating the Switch Continuity Principle Assumed in Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM)

My paper about the Switch Continuity Principle in NILM has been accepted at the 29th Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2016). Here is the abstract: Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) researchers have always assumed the switch continuity principle (SCP), which assumes that only one appliance ever changes state at any given point in… 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

3rd Int’l Workshop on NILM — SAVE THE DATE!

*** SAVE THE DATE *** The 3rd International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) will be held in Vancouver, Canada from May 14 to 15, 2016. The venue for the workshop is still under consideration. Last workshop was held June/2014 at the University of Texas, Austin, in Austin, TX.   The agenda for the workshop is still being defined and website… 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

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

Mixed-Initiative for Big Data: The Intersection of Human + Visual Analytics + Prediction

This week I learnt that a paper I and my co-authors (Daniel McVeigh, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Khoa Tran, Fred Popowich) submitted to Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-49) was accepted to presentation. This survey forms a large part of the research during 2015 as a postdoc in Computing Science at SFU. Here is the paper abstract:… 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