Smart Buildings Research

Smart Solar Arrays

The project involves designing grid-friendly solar arrays that can autonomously control the rate at which solar power is delivered to the grid.

City-scale Energy Analytics

The project uses machine learning and optimization approaches to analyze energy data at city-scale. Moreover, it involves the development of smart applications that provide energy-efficiency recommendations to buildings.

Energy Storage in Smart Grids

The project involves developing energy and grid optimization techniques to integrate energy storage with renewable sources in the grid.

Mobile Health Sensing Research

Smart Fabric

In this project, we are designing a smart textile called Tribexor,  that robustly senses joint motions by observing the open circuit voltage of an all-textile triboelectric harvesting device.

Smart glasses
  • The project seeks to develop smart glasses that can perform real-time gaze tracking and eye monitoring for safety and medical applications such as fatigue detection.
  • We have also developed J!NS MEME, a low-power EOG-based eyeglass platform, that can detect different facial activities such as frowning and talking based on EOG signals.
Cocaine detection

The project detects the presence of cocaine using wearable on-body sensor. Our project uses wearable ECG sensors since cocaine is known to cause morphological changes in ECG signal.

Smart Transportation Research

Electric Bike Sharing

The project is building an electric bike sharing testbed to study Electric Vehicles (EVs) and the interaction between EVs and the grid. The project also seeks to make electric bikes a viable transport in small towns.

Solar EV charging

The project develops a solar electric vehicle charging station for electric vehicles and the design of intelligent charging algorithms that maximize the use of renewables.

IoT Data Privacy and Analytics Research

Data Privacy in Smart meters
  • We are developing privacy-preserving smart-meters that are cost-effective and designing billing protocols that rely on Zero-Knowledge Proofs to produce certified meter readings.
  • We are also designing algorithms to mitigate side-channel attacks on smart meter data.
Solar Privacy

Anonymous energy data comprising energy usage, solar generation, and local weather is often released in public domain to aid sustainability research. However, such anonymous data may leak information such as the location of the consumer. In this project, we are designing techniques to mitigate localization attacks on such data.

RFID-Enabled Autonomous Logistics Management (REALM)

The project seeks to use RFID and complex event process to track instruments and objects in International Space Station (ISS).