HUE Dataset Released!

Today I am pleased to announce the release of a new public dataset called the The Hourly Usage of Energy Dataset for Buildings in British Columbia (HUE). There is an accompanying paper published in Elsevier's Data in Brief journal that describes the dataset in detail. Here is a brief summary: Having access to long-term consumption data from multiple … Continue reading HUE Dataset Released!

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 http://compsust.fas.sfu.ca). 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!

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

Disaggregated Homes: Announcing EPRI EU NILM 2016

(Source: Disaggregated Homes: Announcing EPRI EU NILM 2016) We’re pleased to announce that the European Workshop on Non-intrusive Load Monitoring will be held on the 17-18th October 2016 in London, UK. This year’s workshop is a collaborative effort between the organisers of EU NILM 2014 and EU NILM 2015 and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The aim of the … Continue reading Disaggregated Homes: Announcing EPRI EU NILM 2016

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

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 … Continue reading PhD Thesis Submitted for Examination