Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Human-centered AI in Sustainable Energy Optimization for Smart Homes and Buildings (Hosted by EFCIE)
In order to reduce carbon emissions and address environmental concerns due to the rapid increase in energy demand, there is a significant need to improve the integration of energy monitoring and management systems in homes and buildings. More specific to residential homes, the emergence of affordable solutions for smart lighting, smart thermostat and smart speakers (e.g., Alexa, Google Assist) have resulted in significant growth in the smart home automation industry. However, despite all the advancements in this field, there are gaps in the design of affordable sustainable solutions for energy monitoring and optimization using mix and match smart devices.
In this talk, Dr. Shabani will explain how his research team has developed a solution using Artificial Intelligence (AI) that could provide a data-driven strategy for energy optimization in a smart home. More specifically, he will explain the importance of early market data collection and its role in the design of a human-centered AI solution in product development.
Dr. Amir Shabani
Assistant Professor (Computer Information Systems) & Faculty Associate (EFCIE)
Dr. Amir Shabani is directing the Interactive Intelligent Systems and Computing research team at UFV. His current projects include deep learning for affective computing with social companion robots, personalized machine learning in physiotherapy rehabilitation, indoor positioning and contact tracing, augmented collaborative workspaces, and human-centered automation for smart spaces. Prior to joining UFV, Dr. Shabani was an NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) for Smart Connected Buildings. Between 2012-2019, he secured over $1M in funding from NSERC, Ontario Center of Excellence, MITACS, FedDev and private companies. Amir holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Computer Vision from the University of Waterloo. Prior to his PhD, Amir worked on several multi-million dollar projects with automation companies from Europe and Asia. He is an active consultant and welcomes industry collaboration and applied R&D projects in Computing and Mechatronics & Electronics Engineering (P.Eng)
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Human-centered AI in Sustainable Energy Optimization for Smart Homes and Buildings (Hosted by EFCIE)Date(s): Wednesday, March 17
Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm