Discovering how power grids succeed and fail.
The power grid is one of humanity’s most significant engineering undertakings and is essential in developed and developing nations alike. Currently, transparency into the power grid relies on utilities and more fine-grained insight is provided by costly smart meter deployments. We claim that greater visibility into power grids can be provided in an inexpensive, crowdsourced manner independent of utilities by leveraging existing smartphones. Read our first paper here and visit the project site here.
GridWatch has received funding from the Siebel Energy Institute, the Millennium Challenge Corporation as part of the Ghana Power Compact, and the Energy and Economic Growth program from the Department for International Development (DFID).
Klugman, N., Adkins, J., Paszkiewicz, E., Hickman, M., Podolksy, M., Taneja, J., Dutta, P. 2021 Watching the Grid: Utility-Independent Measurements of Electricity Reliability in Accra, Ghana. The 20th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 21). May 2021; To appear.
Klugman, N., Adkins, J., Berkouwer, S., Abrokwah, K., Podolsky, M., Pannuto, P., Wolfram, C., Taneja, J., and Dutta, P. 2020. "Measuring Grid Reliability in Ghana". In An Introduction to Development Engineering. Springer; To appear.
Jacome, V., Klugman, N., Grunfeld, B., Wolframn, C., Callaway, D., and Ray, I. 2019 Power Quality and Modern Energy for All Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. Jul 2019; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1903610116
Klugman, N., Adkins, J., Berkouwer, S., Abrokwah, K., Bobashev, I., Pannuto, P., Podolsky, M., Susenot, A., Thatte, R., Wolfram, C., Taneja, J., and Dutta, P. 2019 Hardware, Apps, and Surveys at Scale: Insights from Measuring Grid Reliability in Accra, Ghana The second annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS '19). Talk PDF with Notes and PowerPoint with Notes
Klugman, N., Correa, S., Pannuto, P., Podolsky, M., Taneja, J., and Dutta, P. 2018 The Open INcentive Kit (OINK): Standardizing the Generation, Comparison, and Deployment of Incentive Systems The Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '19). Talk PDF and PowerPoint with Notes
Klugman, N., Jacome, V., Clark, M., Podolsky, M., Pannuto, P., Jackson, N., Nassor, A., Wolfram, C., Callaway, D., Taneja, J., and Dutta, P. 2018 Experience: Android Resists Liberation from Its Primary Use Case. In Proceedings of the The 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom '18). ACM. Talk PDF and PowerPoint with Notes
Correa, S., Klugman, N., and Taneja, J. 2018. Deployment Strategies for Crowdsourced Power Outage Detection. IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids. IEEE.
Correa, S., Klugman, N., and Taneja, J. 2018 How Many Smartphones Does It Take To Detect A Power Outage? Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy). ACM. Audience award.
Lee, S., Chen, Y., Klugman, N., Gouravajhala, S., Chen, A., and Lasecki, W 2017. Exploring Coordination Models for Ad Hoc Programming Teams. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Crawford, T., Allmendinger, C., Snell, J., Weatherwax, K., Lavan, Balasundaram., Baman, T., Sovitch, P., Alyesh, D., Carrigan, T., Klugman, N., Foo Kune, D., Hughey, A., Lautenbach, D., Sovitch, N., Tandon, K., Samson, G., Newman, C., Davis, S., Brown, A., Wasserman, B., Goldman, E., Arlinghaus, S., Oral, H., Eagle, K. 2017 Cleaning and Sterilization of Used Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices With Process Validation: The Next Hurdle in Device Recycling. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Zachariah, T., Klugman, N., Campbell, B., Adkins, J., Jackson, N., and Dutta, P. 2015 The internet of things has a gateway problem. In Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile '15). ACM.
Klugman, N., Rosa, J., Pannuto, P., Podolsky, M., Huang, W., and Dutta, P. 2014. Grid watch: mapping blackouts with smart phones. In Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile '14). ACM. Talk
Meredith, S.E., Robinson, A., Erb, P., Spieler C.A., Klugman, N., Dutta. P., and Dallery, J. 2014. A Mobile-Phone-Based Breath Carbon Monoxide Meter to Detect Cigarette Smoking. Nicotine and Tobacco Research (2014) 16 (6): 766-73.
Selected Talks, Awards, Media, Demos, and Posters
GetMobile Magazine Article
Klugman, N., Clark, M., Podolsky, M., Pannuto, P., Taneja, J., and Dutta, P. 2019. You Can't Teach a New Phone Old Tricks: Smartphones Resist Traditional Compute Roles ACM SIGMOBILE.
Siebel Energy Institute: Award
We received a $50,000 seed grant as a member of the first class of the Siebel Energy Institute. Please view our submission here.
Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project: Finalist
Please view the submission here.
Keeping The Lights On with Noah Klugman and Jay Taneja of Gridwatch
Terms of Reference Podcast: Media
Jay Taneja and I were guests on the Terms of Reference Podcast. Please listen here.
GridWatch: Using Cell Phone Sensors to Detect Power Outages
Development Impact Laboratory: Media
The Development Impact Laboratory at UC Berkeley featured GridWatch. Please read here.
Demo: Android Resists Liberation from Its Primary Use Case
MobiCom 2018 Demo
Please view our submission here.
Open Gateway Architecture for the Internet of Things
2015 In Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile '15) : Demo
Michigan's IoT Toolkit
2015 Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems : Demo
Putting the IT in QuIT Smoking
2014 UNESCO Tech4Dev International Conference : Poster
This poster presents work developing a low power carbon monoxide sensor to aid smoking cessation programs. Please view the poster here.
Guiding Lights – Using Slow Visible Light Communication to Display Localization Information
Terraswarm Localization Workshop : Poster
This poster describes the development of an software controlled ambient lighting testbed. Please view the poster here.