• Omid Hajihassani, Omid Ardakanian, Hamzeh Khazaei, "Privacy-preserving Data Analysis through Representation Learning and Transformation", preprint available on arXiv (last revised in November 2020)
  • Leepakshi Bindra, Kalvin Eng, Omid Ardakanian, Eleni Stroulia, "Flexible, Decentralized Access Control for Smart Buildings with Smart Contracts", preprint available on arXiv (last revised in October 2020)
  • Md Monir Hossain, Tianyu Zhang, Omid Ardakanian, "Identifying Grey-box Thermal Models with Bayesian Neural Networks", preprint available on arXiv (last revised in September 2020)
  • Ye Yuan, Steven Low, Omid Ardakanian, Claire Tomlin, "On the Inverse Power Flow Problem", preprint available on arXiv (last revised in February 2020)

Refereed Papers


  • 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

  • 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).