Research

User-centric non-intrusive load monitoring

This project has focused on enabling energy aware facilities through the application of low cost advanced sensing systems using non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) for residential buildings. In this project, NILM is tackled as a human-computer interaction problem to address the need for user-system interaction for NILM system training.

Human-building interaction for personalied theraml comfort driven HVAC operation

This research proposes a participatory sensing based approach for integration of the contextual information in the operational loop of the HVAC systems. The framework enables occupants of the building to communicate their thermal preferences for intelligent decentralized control of HVAC system through learning ocupants' comfort profiles.

Spatiotemporal lighting load disaggregation using light intensity signal

This research proposes a non-intrusive sensing technique for lighting systems load monitoring in commercial buildings with the purpose of personalized energy consumption estimation. The load dissagregation is carried out thorugh custome algorithms for artificial light event detection (in the presence of natural light) and pattern recognition through light intensity measurement.

An inexpensive vision-based approach for the autonomous detection, localization and quantification of pavement defects

In this research study, an RGB-D infrared projector sensor was used to detect and quantify defects in pavements. An unsupervised approach was proposed to interpret the data sensed by this inexpensive sensor. This system has the potential to be used in pavement assessment vehicles for autonomous cost-effective condition assessment of road surfaces.

Integrating occupant behavior for building energy and comfort management using multi-agent systems

The research seeks to achieve energy conservation through increased energy literacy in commercial buildings and intelligent control of the buildings by considering the occupants' behavioral traits and a bi-directional negotiation between occupants and building components.

Smart (sensor-based motorized autonomous responsive target) target pilot study

In 3D laser scanning, the manipulation of targets during a large scale scanning operation could potentially bring about high rates of error during the registration of point clouds. In this project, a pilot study for evaluation of the effects of target layout and target type in the field with the objective of reducing registration error was condcted..

Information requirements for BIM to facilitate complete project life cycle for facilities management

This research explored the application areas of Building Information Modeling for complete project life cycle with an emphasis on facilities management. Information requirements that should be integrated into models during the project life cycle were investigated.

 

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