MALATHI VEERARAGHAVAN, PHD
Charles L. Brown Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Commonwealth Associate Professor Kamin Whitehouse and his research group are developing new sensing technology to recognize the occupants of a building, locate them, and determine which electrical and water fixtures they are using. They have developed smarter thermostats, lighting controls, and water heaters based on these sensors.
They have also developed new eco-feedback techniques to help people make better decisions about energy usage. Together, these techniques can reduce the energy consumption of a building by over 25 percent. This research is helping to propel the nation towards the national challenge of slashing building energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020, as laid out by the White House’s “Better Buildings Challenge.”
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS: Xiaoyu Wang, Malathi Veeraraghavan, Maite Brandt-Pearce, Takahiro Miyazaki, Naoaki Yamanaka, Satoru Okamoto and Ion Popescu, “A Dynamic Network Design for High-Speed Enterprise Access Links,” IEEE Globecom, 2015.
Xiang Ji, Yicheng Liang, Malathi Veeraraghavan, and Steve Emmerson, “File-stream distribution application on Software-Defined Networks (SDN),” IEEE COMPSAC, 2015.