Home Energy Cloud- A smart energy monitoring and management system
Seminar 8: Home Energy Cloud - A smart energy monitoring and management system
Speaker: Dr Mona Ghassemian [@monagreenwich], University of Greenwich / King’s College London
Date: Tuesday 1st March 2011
Venue: Greenwich Maritime Campus - King William 302 | Medway Webcast - Pembroke Building 130 (P130)
Bio: Mona Ghassemian received her MSc and PhD in "Mobile and Personal Communications" research from King's College London in 2001 and 2006 respectively. Her PhD research on “protocol evaluation IP-based multi-hop radio access networks” was funded by Docomo-Euro lab in Munich. She continued her research at King’s College as a research associates in E-Sense European project which was an Integrated Project (IP) of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission, addressing the core of the strategic objective “Capturing Ambient Intelligence for Mobile Communications through Wireless Sensor Networks".
She joined the Computer Science and Math Department at University of Greenwich as a senior lecturer in computer networking since October 2007 and is currently the programme leader for Mobile and Communication programme at University of Greenwich. She visited UoT and collaborated with WIRLAB group over summer 2007. She has held an honorary visiting research associate position with King’s College London since she has left for University of Greenwich.
Abstract: In recent years energy monitors have become hugely popular in many households who were hoping to help save the planet by reducing their carbon footprint and saving a few pennies as an added bonus. A preset heating/cooling schedule typically used these days cannot be adapted according to the resident’s change of schedule. Wireless home automation networks (WHANs) are becoming increasingly popular. Window blinds, air conditioners and central heating can be automated by using sensors in a smart energy approach. This talk discusses the need and requirement for a cloud energy monitoring system and describes the design and implementation of such systems. Use of an energy monitoring and controlling system offers an opportunity for consumers and suppliers alike to collaborate on an energy efficient WHAN in future. This talk describes the bridges between WHANs, smart grids, and cloud computing and highlights multidisciplinary research and development challenges related to the home energy cloud.
Audience: Students, researchers, technicians and managers in areas of power, communication, control and instrumentation, electronics, computing and civil engineering with an interest in home automation, smart grids, clouds, sensor networks, Green technology and service management topics.