Appliance and Fixture Monitoring

Many smart home applications would like to know which electrical and water fixtures are being used in the home, but this information can only be monitored in homes that have special hardware installed. We aim to address a larger number of homes by leveraging sensors that are already installed in many homes, including power meters, water meters, and home security sensors. Our algorithms can automatically learn which fixtures are in the home, recognize when they are used, and estimate the energy used by each one.

Publications

Vijay Srinivasan, Jack Stankovic, Kamin Whitehouse. FixtureFinder: Discovering the Existence of Electrical and Water Fixtures. To Appear in The 12th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN'13). April 8-11, 2013, Philadelphia, PA. (PPT)
(21% acceptance rate)

Vijay Srinivasan, John Stankovic and Kamin Whitehouse. WaterSense: Water Flow Disaggregation using Motion Sensors. The 3rd ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings (BuildSys), held in conjunction with ACM SenSys. November 1, 2011, Seattle, WA. (ppt)

Vijay Srinivasan, John A. Stankovic and Kamin Whitehouse. Protecting Your Daily In-home Activity Information from a Wireless Snooping Attack. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). Seoul, Korea, September 2008.
(19% acceptance rate)