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

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… 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

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

A Smarter Smart Home: Case Studies of Ambient Intelligence

This week I learnt that I (and co-author Lyn Bartram and Fred Popowich) will have a paper appearing in a future issue of IEEE Pervasive Computing (vol 12, no 1). Here is the paper abstract: Research has shown that small changes in behaviour in how we use our homes can result in substantial energy and water savings. Home automation and the integration… Read More