Kamin Whitehouse

Commonwealth Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
University of Virginia
501 Rice Hall
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Phone: (434) 982-2211 Curriculum Vitae


Kamin Whitehouse's research lab is currently focused on energy-efficient smart buildings, an interdisciplinary research area that sits at the boundary between Computer Science and Building Science. Some projects focus on computer system performance (e.g. system reliability) while others focus on building performance (e.g. energy conservation). Highlights from this project include learning thermostats, improved water heating, and non-intrusive occupant tracking in the home.

Prior projects have spanned the areas of embedded systems, networking, and distributed systems. The technologies created by these projects have been downloaded 50,000+ times, have been used by over half a dozen companies to create new products, and are currently running in millions of embedded devices around the world. Prof. Whitehouse is a past TPC chair for ACM BuildSys, ACM SenSys, ACM/IEEE IPSN, and EWSN and serves as associate editor of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. He has been teaching in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia since 2006. He earned his BA and BS from Rutgers University and his MS and PhD from UC Berkeley.