Who am I?

I started my PhD from 2013 under Nirmalya Roy in the Mobile and Pervasive Sensing Group (MPSC) in the Information Systems Department at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). My research area is Energy Analytics and Pervasive Computing.

Contact Details

Nilavra Pathak
ITE 415,1000 Hilltop Circle,
UMBC, MD 21250 US

(+1)443-254-4828
nilavra1[at]umbc[dot]edu

Education

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PhD. Degree in Information Systems August 2013 - onwards

My PhD is centered around energy analytics, big data analytics, signal processing and pervasive computing. My core focus is on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring using signal processing and machine learning and optimization techniques.

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M.E. Degree in Computer Science 2011 - 2013

My Masters of Engineering in Computer Science in Jadavpur University was mostly inclined towards Machine Learning Applications and my Thesis was on Ensemble Clustering Techniques.

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B. Tech in Computer Science 2007-2011

I graduated from St Thomas' College of Engineering & Technology under West Bengal University and Technology in 2011.

Publications

AARPA

Nirmalya Roy, Nilavra Pathak, and Archan Misra. “AARPA: Combining Mobile and Power-line Sensing for Fine-grained Appliance Usage and Energy Monitoring”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), June 2015.

Acoustic Based Appliance State Identifications for Fine-Grained Energy Analytics

Nilavra Pathak, Md. Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan, and Nirmalya Roy. “Acoustic based appliance state identifications for fine grained energy analytics”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), March 2015. [acceptance rate: 15%]

A Microphone Sensor based System for Green Building Applications

Md. Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan, Sheung Lu, Nirmalya Roy, and Nilavra Pathak. “Demo Abstract: A Microphone Sensor based System for Green Building Applications”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Demonstrations (PerCom, March 2015.

Mobeacon

Mohammad Arif Ul Alam, Nilavra Pathak, Nirmalya Roy, “Mobeacon: An iBeacon-Assisted smart-phone-Based Real Time Activity Recognition Framework”, 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, Mobiquitous 2015, Coimbra, Portugal

Iterative Disaggregation

Nilavra Pathak, Nirmalya Roy and Animikh Biswas, " Iterative Signal Separation Assisted Energy Disaggregation ", in Proceedings of the sixth International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC, December 2015).

Research Interest

Being in MPSC its never enough to have focus towards only one area. My research interests are as follows sorted in the order of interest. The listed ones are the primary interests although it keeps growing with the passing of days.

  • Machine Learning Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Energy Analytics
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Mathematical Optimization
  • Activity Recognition