Wednesday 19 March 2014

Visit to Telekom Malaysia R&D

I’ve just returned from a visit to Telekom Malaysia Research & Development during which I delivered a 5 day course on non-intrusive appliance load monitoring. The course aimed to provide a broad overview of the range of research happening in both academia and industry as well as an in-depth description of the current state of the art. Below is a photo of the group taken outside their research facility:

With a roughly 50/50 split between presentations and practical exercises, the course covered the following areas:

  • Introduction & history
  • Data sets & preprocessing
  • Event based & non-event based methods
  • Data sets & accuracy metrics
  • Disaggregation exercise using factorial hidden Markov models

I really feel that although many of the attendees started the course with little or no background in energy disaggregation, everyone left the course with a broad understanding and appreciation of the successes and limitations within the field. It was truly a pleasure to be invited by TM R&D and I hope they are able to invest their newly found knowledge in NIALM into practical solutions.

If you’re interested in a similar course for your company, please feel free to drop me an email.