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    • Agent-Based Modeling Framework for Energy Policies 

      Adepetu, Adedamola (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-09)
      Energy infrastructure systems -- including energy generation, transmission, and distribution systems -- provide consumers with access to energy. Energy systems have been relatively static for several decades but due to ...
    • Data-Driven Estimation of Soiling Loss and Optimal Cleaning Schedule for a Utility-Scale PV Plant 

      Bora, Abhinav (University of Waterloo, 2023-04-19)
      Soiling of panels in solar power plants can reduce production levels. In this thesis, we estimate the effect of soiling on power production and efficiency, as well as the gains from cleaning. Power data from a plant in ...
    • Making Renewable Energy Certificates Efficient, Trustworthy, and Private 

      Karakashev, Dimcho (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-19)
      Although renewable energy costs are declining rapidly, producers still rely on additional incentives, such as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), when making an investment decision. An REC is a proof that a certain amount ...
    • Mobile Phone Depth Sensors for Forest Carbon Measurement 

      Holcomb, Amelia (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-28)
      The monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of forest plots, especially their tree-trunk diameters, is critical to achieving both forest protection and reforestation goals. Today’s MRV processes are mostly manual, ...
    • Modelling, Design, and Control of Energy Systems: A Data-Driven Approach 

      Kazhamiaka, Fiodar (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      In 2018, nearly two-thirds of newly installed global power generation has come from renewable energy sources. Distributed installations of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels have been at the forefront of this global energy ...
    • On the Importance of Infrastructure-Awareness in Large-Scale Distributed Storage Systems 

      Rizvi, Syed Muhammad Sajjad (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-08)
      Big data applications put significant latency and throughput demands on distributed storage systems. Meeting these demands requires storage systems to use a significant amount of infrastructure resources, such as network ...
    • Personal Data Management in the Internet of Things 

      Matharu, Ray Manpreet Singh (University of Waterloo, 2015-12-08)
      Due to a sharp decrease in hardware costs and shrinking form factors, networked sensors have become ubiquitous. Today, a variety of sensors are embedded into smartphones, tablets, and personal wearable devices, and are ...
    • A Power-Efficient Smart Lighting System: Modeling, Implementation and Evaluation 

      Aussat, Yerbol (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-03)
      Lighting load accounts for approximately one third of overall energy consumption in modern office buildings. To reduce this load, we have designed a smart lighting control system that attempts to minimize power consumption, ...
    • Practical Systems for Personal Thermal Comfort 

      Rabbani Esfahani, Ali Mohammad (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-15)
      Conventional centralized HVAC systems cannot provide office workers with personalized thermal comfort because workers in a single zone share a common air handling unit and thus a single air temperature. Moreover, they heat ...
    • Quantifying the Effects of Solar Panel Orientation on the Electrical Grid 

      Doroshenko, Mykhailo (University of Waterloo, 2016-11-08)
      As the prices of solar panels continue to decline, energy production from solar farms is skyrocketing, leading to a situation where, at certain times, solar farms produce more energy than can be consumed. Today, the only ...
    • Scalable Informative Rule Mining 

      Feng, Guoyao (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-10)
      In this thesis we present SIRUM: a system for Scalable Informative RUle Mining from multi-dimensional data. Informative rules have recently been studied in several contexts, including data summarization, data cube exploration ...
    • Towards a New Generation of Permissioned Blockchain Systems 

      Gorenflo, Christian (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-14)
      With the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin system in 2008 a new decentralized computation paradigm, known as blockchain, was born. Bitcoin promised a trading network for virtual coins, publicly available for anyone to ...
    • Towards Data-Leveraged Behavioral Policy Design for Alleviating Peak Electricity Demand 

      Pat, Ankit (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-20)
      The problem of managing peak electricity demand is of significant importance to utility providers. In Ontario, electricity consumption achieves its peak during the afternoon hours in summer. Electricity generation units ...


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