Preprints

  • Afia Afrin, Omid Ardakanian, "Detecting Malicious Data in Distribution System State Estimation using Feature Attribution", preprint available on TechRxiv

Refereed Papers

2024

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Before 2015

Datasets

Posters

  • All You Need is an EV Fleet and Bidirectional Chargers, Edmonton EV+Hydrogen Expo, September 2022 (image)
  • Comprehensive Building Simulator, ACM BuildSys, November 2020 (pdf)
  • Indoor Path Planning and Decentralized Access Control in Commercial Buildings, ACM BuildSys, November 2019 (pdf)
  • Decentralized Access Control for Smart Buildings Using Building Metadata and Smart Contracts, Reverse Expo, February 2019 (pdf)
  • Data-driven Occupant Modeling Strategies and Digital Tools, ACM BuildSys, November 2018 (pdf)
  • Energy Management Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources, Future Energy Systems Open House, October 2018 (pdf)
  • Event Detection and Localization in Distribution Grids with Phasor Measurement Units, IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2017 (pdf)
  • Absorbing Excess PV Generation by Controlling EV Chargers, Canadian Utilities Information & Communications Technology Conference (open house at Cisco), September 2016 (pdf)
  • Efficient Analytics with BTrDB: From Grids to Buildings, SDB Retreat, February 2016 (pdf)
  • Real-Time Distributed Control for Electric Vehicle Chargers, WISE Energy Day/Cheriton Research Symposium, October 2013/September 2014 (pdf)
  • Using Decision Making to Improve Energy Efficiency of Buildings, POMDP Practitioners Workshop, 2010 (pdf)

Theses

Technical Reports

Selected Talks

  • Controlling Stationary and Mobile Batteries, FES Lab Tour, December 2022 (pdf)
  • Challenges in Designing Control Strategies for Buildings, EEG Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, December 2022 (pdf)(video)
  • Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure: From Research to Practice, Edmonton Public Library Energy Talks Series, June 2021 (pdf)(video)
  • Reinforcement Learning-based Control of Building Subsystems, ABBY-NET Lecture Series, March 2021 (pdf)
  • Learning-based Control of Distributed Energy Resources, IEEE EPEC tutorial, November 2020 (pdf)
  • Leveraging Sparsity in Distribution Grids, IFIP Performance ePerf Workshop, December 2018 (pdf)
  • State Estimation using Distribution-level Phasor Measurement Unit Data, IEEE SmartGridComm Workshop on Data, Analytics, and Synchrophasors for Transparent Distribution Networks, October 2018 (pdf)
  • Domain Adaptation Techniques for Fine-Grained Occupancy Estimation, 4th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour and 1st IEA EBC Annex 79 Experts' Meeting, October 2018 (pdf)
  • Smart Buildings:
from sensor networks to analytics, Networks Group Seminar, January 2018 (pdf)
  • Building Smarter Energy Systems: the Path towards a Sustainable Future, Seminar at the University of Toronto, March 2017 (pdf)
  • Smarter Schedules for Commercial Buildings, ISS4E Seminar, September 2016 (pdf)
  • Toward a Sustainable Future: Theory, Models, and Data, SDB Meeting, August 2016 (pdf)
  • Enabling Micro-Synchrophasor Data Analytics, International Synchrophasor Symposium, March 2016 (pdf)
  • Experience with MPC: Triumphs and Failings, SDB Retreat, January 2016 (pdf)
  • Efficient Analytics with BTrDB: From Grids to Buildings, SDB Retreat, January 2016 (pdf)
  • On the Control of Active End-nodes in the Smart Grid, PhD Defence Seminar, August 2015 (pdf)
  • Cost-Effective Integration of Distributed Solar Generation: A Utility-Centric View, ISS4E Seminar, February 2015 (pdf)
  • Resource Provisioning in the Electrical Grid, NDS Seminar, April 2011 (pdf).
  • Utility Scale Applications of Energy Storage, ISS4E Seminar, September 2010 (pdf).