Refereed Papers










Before 2015



  • 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)


Technical Reports

Selected Talks

  • Combining Machine Learning and Control Theory to Enhance the Operation of Energy Systems, SIGEnergy Rising Star Award Talk, June 2024 (pdf)
  • 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).