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Publications

Jiakang Lu, Kamin Whitehouse. PhyTraces: Simulating new RF Environments with Physical Layer Traces. DCOSS 2014.

Jiakang Lu, Yamina Taskin Shams, Kamin Whitehouse. Smart Blueprints: Automatically Generated Maps of Homes and the Devices Within Them. To appear in TOSN.

Kamin Whitehouse, Juhi Ranjan, Jiakang Lu, Tamim Sookoor, Mehdi Saadat, Carrie Burke , Galen Staengle, Anselmo Canfora, Hossein Haj-Hariri. Towards Occupancy-driven Heating and Cooling. Green Electronics and Computing Issue, Journal of IEEE Design and Test of Computers, Jul/Aug 2012.

Jiakang Lu, Kamin Whitehouse. Smart Blueprints: Automatically Generated Maps of Homes and the Devices Within Them. Pervasive 2012. (20% Acceptance Rate)

Jiakang Lu, Kamin Whitehouse. SunCast: Fine-grained Prediction of Natural Sunlight Levels for Improved Daylight Harvesting. IPSN 2012. (15% Acceptance Rate)

Timothy Hnat, Vijay Srinivasan, Jiakang Lu, Tamim Sookoor, Raymond Dawson, John Stankovic, Kamin Whitehouse. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Successful Residential Sensing Deployments. SenSys 2011. (19.5% Acceptance Rate)

Jie Liu, Michel Goraczko, Sean James, Christian Belady, Jiakang Lu, Kamin Whitehouse. "The Data Furnace: Heating Up with Cloud Computing". HotCloud 2011.

Jiakang Lu, Tamim Sookoor, Vijay Srinivasan, Ge Gao, Brian Holben, John Stankovic, Eric Field, Kamin Whitehouse. "The Smart Thermostat: Using Occupancy Sensors to Save Energy in Homes". SenSys 2010. (17% Acceptance Rate) [talk]

Jiakang Lu, Dagnachew Birru, Kamin Whitehouse. "Using Simple Light Sensors to Achieve Smart Daylight Harvesting". BuildSys 2010.

Jiakang Lu, Kamin Whitehouse. "Flash Flooding: Exploiting the Capture Effect for Low-Latency Flooding in Wireless Sensor Networks". INFOCOM 2009. (19.6% Acceptance Rate) [talk]

Jiakang Lu, Kamin Whitehouse. "Poster Abstract: Exploiting the Capture Effect for Low-Latency Flooding in Wireless Sensor Networks". SenSys 2008.

Robert F. Dickerson, Jiakang Lu, Jingyuan Li, Billy Chantree, Jian Lu, John A. Stankovic, Kamin Whitehouse. "MetroNet: Case Study for Collaborative Data Sharing on the World Wide Web". IPSN 2008.

Robert F. Dickerson, Jiakang Lu, Jian Lu, Kamin Whitehouse. "Stream Feeds - An Abstraction for the World Wide Sensor Web". IOT 2008. (25% Acceptance Rate)

Patents

Kamin Whitehouse, Jiakang Lu, Tamim Sookoor, Vijay Srinivasan, John Stankovic. "The Smart Thermostat: Using Wireless Sensors to Save Energy". U.S. Patent Application.

In the News

""Data Furnace" Would Heat Homes While Flipping Bits", by Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch, July 25, 2011.

"Cloud computing is a lot of hot air (and it can heat your house)", by Billy MacInnes, MicroScope, July 26, 2011.

"Steamy Cloud Servers Installed In Homes and Businesses Could Be Used As Furnaces", by Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science, July 25, 2011.

"Why Waste Servers' Heat?", by Slashdot, July 23, 2011.

"U.Va. Researchers Secure $2 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Smart Energy Systems", by Zak Richards, E-News, September 10, 2010.

"UVa gets grant for 'smart building' research", by the Associated Press, September 23, 2010

"'Smart building' team earns grant", by Tyler DeBoard, The Cavalier Daily, September 24, 2010.

"UVA Researching Efficiency Technology", by Julie Bercik, NBC29 evening news, September 29, 2010.(cached video)

"Sensing the 'Ground Truth'", by Inside UVA, July 10, 2007

"An eye on downtown merchants?", by The Daily Progress, July 22, 2007