NILM 2018 Paper Submissions Due Jan 7

Dear NILM researchers: This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline for submitting papers to the 2018 International NILM Workshop is this coming Sunday, January 7th, at 5pm Eastern Time (ET). Papers can be submitted via the following site: As a reminder, your 4-page papers should be formatted according to the IEEE Style … Continue reading NILM 2018 Paper Submissions Due Jan 7

EU NILM 2017 Announced (Repost)​

[See original post] You are invited to the 2017 European NILM Workshop. We’re pleased to announce that the fourth European Workshop on Non-intrusive Load Monitoring will be held on the 6-7th November 2017 in London, UK. The aim of the European NILM conference series is to bring together all of the European researchers that are working … Continue reading EU NILM 2017 Announced (Repost)​

Incorporating Time-Of-Day Usage Patterns Into Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring

This month I found out that a conference paper I helped co-author with colleagues Chinthaka Dinesh and Ivan V. Bajić. Titled Time-Of-Day Usage Patterns Into Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring, it will be presented at the 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) this November in Montreal, Canada. Here is the paper abstract: Understanding appliance power consumption can help … Continue reading Incorporating Time-Of-Day Usage Patterns Into Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring

New position & lab @ SFU

A quick update: Last month, I accepted the position of Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering Science where I was a Postdoctoral Fellow. This week, we opened our new lab focused on computational sustainability (visit The lab website will expand with more information over the coming months. One of the four main focus areas will be non-intrusive load monitoring … Continue reading New position & lab @ SFU

RAE Dataset Released!

Today I am pleased to announce the release of a new public dataset called the Rainforest Automation Energy Dataset (RAE). There is an accompanying paper that describes the dataset in detail. Here is a brief summary: Datasets are important for researchers to build models and test how well their machine learning algorithms perform. This paper presents … Continue reading RAE Dataset Released!

Blog rebranding & more…​

It has been a while since I have blogged but today I decided to rebrand my blog to fit more closely to what my research is -- computational sustainability and more specifically non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM). NILM def. tries to discern what appliance are running (and how much they consume) within a building or house just using … Continue reading Blog rebranding & more…​

A competition for energy disaggregation algorithms | Jack Kelly

A message from my good friend and colleague Jack Kelly: Source: A competition for energy disaggregation algorithms | Jack Kelly Now that I've (finally!) submitted my PhD thesis, I can focus on designing and implementing a competition for energy disaggregation algorithms. EDF Energy have kindly given me post-doc funding from now until the end of … Continue reading A competition for energy disaggregation algorithms | Jack Kelly