Milan Jain

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Activities

Ph.D Awards

  • [2016] March: Received Best Ph.D. Poster Award for the paper titled “Data Driven Feedback for Optimized and Efficient Usage of Decentralized Air Conditioners” in PerCom’16 held in Sydney, Australia.
  • [2015] December: Received Xerox International Travel Grant from Xerox Research Center India (XRCI) and Microsoft Research Travel Grant from Microsoft Research India to present my paper titled “Non-Intrusive Estimation and Prediction of Residential AC Energy Consumption” at PerCom’16 in Sydney, Australia.
  • [2014] November: Received TCS Research Fellowship from TCS Innovation Labs to provide financial support towards my Ph.D.

Ph.D Timeline

2017

  • March: The work titled “Portable+ – A Ubiquitous and Smart Way Towards Comfortable Energy Savings” submitted in February’16 edition of IMWUT (UbiComp’17) got accepted. [Acceptance]
  • February: Resubmitted the work titled ” Portable+ – A Ubiquitous and Smart Way Towards Comfortable Energy Savings” after doing the major revisions in February’16 edition of IMWUT (UbiComp’17). [Submission]
  • January: Attended ITRA-Mobile Feedback Workshop held in Bangalore, India.

2016

  • December: The work titled “Portable+ – A Ubiquitous and Smart Way Towards Comfortable Energy Savings” submitted in November’16 edition of IMWUT (UbiComp’17) got accepted with major revisions. [Partial Acceptance]
  • November: Submitted my work titled “Portable+ – A Ubiquitous and Smart Way Towards Comfortable Energy Savings” in November’16 edition of IMWUT (UbiComp’17). [Submission]
  • August: Completed my internship with ISS4E, University of Waterloo. During the Internship, we studied the influence of prediction errors on state-of-the art HVAC control strategies.
  • July: The work titled “ThermaPlace: Optimising Air Conditioners’ Energy Consumption While Maintaining Occupants’ Comfort” submitted in UbiComp’16 got rejected. [Rejection]
  • July: Successfully passed my yearly review in the presence of committee comprising of Prof. Krithi Ramamritham (IIT Bombay), Dr. Yuvraj Aggarwal (CMU), Dr. Richa Singh (IIIT Delhi), Dr. Vikas Chandan (IBM IRL) and Dr. Amarjeet Singh (IIIT Delhi).
  • June: Volunteered 7th International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy’16) held in Waterloo, Canada from June 21, 2016, till June 24, 2016.
  • May: Attended 3rd International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM Workshop’16) held in Vancouver, Canada from May 14 – 15, 2016.
  • April: Presented my paper titled “Non-Intrusive Estimation and Prediction of Residential AC Energy Consumption” in ISS4E weekly group meetings.
  • April: Started working with Prof. Keshav and Prof. Catherine Rosenberg as Visiting Research Scholar in ISS4E Lab (Information System and Science for Energy) at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • April: Submitted my work titled “ThermaPlace: Optimising Air Conditioners’ Energy Consumption While Maintaining Occupants’ Comfort” in UbiComp’16. [Submission]
  • March: Presented paper titled “Non-Intrusive Estimation and Prediction of Residential AC Energy Consumption” in the proceedings of PerCom’16 held in Sydney, Australia.
  • March: Presented paper titled “Data Driven Feedback for Optimized and Efficient Usage of Decentralized Air Conditioners” in the Proceedings of the 9th annual IBM Ph.D. Forum in PerCom’16 held in Sydney, Australia.
  • March: Successfully defended my Comprehensive Exam titled “Decision Support System for Decentralized Air Conditioners (AC)” in presence of a committee comprising of Dr Vijay Arya (External Examiner), Dr Pushpendra Singh (Internal Examiner), Dr Pravesh Biyani (Internal Examiner), Dr Amarjeet Singh (Advisor), Dr Vikas Chandan (Co-Advisor).
  • January: Attended ITRA-Mobile Feedback Workshop held in Bangalore, India.
  • January: Presented paper titled “Non-Intrusive Estimation and Prediction of Residential AC Energy Consumption” invited at XRCI Open’16 organized by Xerox Research Center India.
  • January: Research Talk on paper titled “Non-Intrusive Estimation and Prediction of Residential AC Energy Consumption” at IBM IRL, Bangalore.
  • JanuaryThe poster titled “Data Driven Feedback for Optimized and Efficient Usage of Decentralized Air Conditioners” got accepted in the Proceedings of the 9th annual IBM Ph.D. Forum in PerCom’16. [Acceptance]

2015

  • December: Completed my internship at IBM IRL, Bangalore while working on a project titled “Controlled Optimisation of Residential Air Conditioners”.
  • December: Submitted a poster titled “Data Driven Feedback for Optimized and Efficient Usage of Decentralized Air Conditioners” in the Proceedings of the 9th annual IBM Ph.D. Forum in PerCom’16. [Submission]
  • November: The paper titled “Non-Intrusive Estimation And Prediction of Residential AC Energy Consumption” submitted in PerCom’16 got accepted. [Acceptance]
  • October: Joined IBM IRL, Bangalore as Research Intern to work on the project titled “Controlled Optimization of Residential Air Conditioners”.
  • SeptemberSubmitted my work titled “Non-Intrusive Estimation And Prediction of Residential AC Energy Consumption” in PerCom’16. [Submission]
  • August: Successfully passed my yearly review in the presence of committee comprising of Prof. Krithi Ramamritham (IIT Bombay), Dr. Yuvraj Aggarwal (CMU), Dr. Richa Singh (IIIT Delhi) and Dr. Amarjeet Singh (IIIT Delhi).
  • July: The paper titled “PACMAN: Predicting AC Consumption Minimizing Aggregate eNergy Cost” submitted in SenSys’15 got rejected. [Rejection]
  • July: Dr. Vikas Chandan, Research Scientist at IBM Research Lab (IRL), Bangalore joined as my Co-Advisor.
  • July: Presented poster titled “Poster Abstract: Combining Multiple Forecast for Improved Day Ahead Prediction of Wind Power Generation” at e-Energy’15 located in Bangalore, India.
  • JuneThe poster titled “Combining Multiple Forecast for Improved Day Ahead Prediction of Wind Power Generation” submitted in e-Energy’15 got accepted. [Acceptance]
  • MaySubmitted a poster titled “Combining Multiple Forecast for Improved Day Ahead Prediction of Wind Power Generation” in e-Energy’15. [Submission]
  • AprilSubmitted my work titled “PACMAN: Predicting AC Consumption Minimizing Aggregate eNergy Cost” in SenSys’15. [Submission]

2014

  • December: Completed my internship with Zenatix while working on the project titled “Combining Multiple Forecast for Improved Day Ahead Prediction of Wind Power Generation”.
  • September: The paper titled “PACMAN: Predicting AC Consumption Minimizing Aggregate eNergy Cost” submitted in BuildSys’14 got rejected. [Rejection]
  • August: Joined Zenatix as Research Intern on a project titled “Combining Multiple Forecast for Improved Day Ahead Prediction of Wind Power Generation”.
  • June: Submitted my work titled “PACMAN: Predicting AC Consumption Minimizing Aggregate eNergy Cost” in BuildSys’14[Submission]
  • June: Successfully defended Master’s Thesis titled “PACMAN: Predicting AC Consumption Minimizing Aggregate eNergy Cost” at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD) in the presence of committee comprising of Dr. Zainul Charbiwala (External Examiner), Dr. Pushpendra Singh (Internal Examiner), and Dr. Amarjeet Singh (Advisor).
  • January: Enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Computer Science with Dr. Amarjeet Singh at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD).
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