ABOUT THE PROJECT
The research proposes to improve sustainability in water and energy through improved non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM). Specifically, the project aims to improve disaggregation techniques and propose a new area of cross domain disaggregation.
Given the limited resources of energy and water, global efforts in sustainability aim to reduce wastage and improve utilization. In recent times, one of the key elements to improve sustainability in water and energy has been the topic of non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM). The goal of NILM is to identify the energy and water consumption at the appliance level, so that wastage can be identified and hence prevented. The de facto technique for NILM is signal disaggregation – it aims at segregating the water/energy consumption of individual appliances given an aggregate reading from the smart-meter. This is a highly challenging problem since there are multiple appliances attached to a single smart-meter.
We propose to tackle several problems in this area:
Dr. Ivan Bajic, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Angshul Majumdar, IIT Delhi
Simon Fraser University
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi