Yuvraj Agarwal

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
School of Computer Science | Institute for Software Research
Electrical and Computer Engineeering (Courtesy)
UC San Diego, Computer Science and Engineering (Adjunct)

WEAN 5313, Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Office: (412) 268-7328
Email: yuvraj.agarwal [at] cs.cmu.edu

Assistant: Lisa Dougherty -- ldougher [at] cs.cmu.edu
Lisa's Office Phone: (412) 268-2006. Location: WEAN 5125.

I am a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests are at the intersection of Systems and Networking and Embedded Systems, and I am particularly excited about research problems that benefit from using hardware insights to build more scalable and energy efficient systems.

I am the Founder and the Director of the Systems Networking and Energy Efficiency - SYNERGY Labs. From 2010-2013 I served as the Executive Director of the NSF Expeditions in Variability. At UCSD I was a member of the Microelectronic Embedded Systems Lab (MESL) and the Systems and Networking Group (SysNet).

Fall 2016 Update: I am looking for a couple of stellar graduate and undergraduate students, to join our SYNERGYLAB at CMU. We have two (relatively) new projects in the Internet of Things and the Mobile Computing space, particularly looking at privacy and security challenges. We have recenty kicked off another project to build the software stack, and the 'apps' on top of it, for IoT and Smart Buildings. The Research and the Publications links on the top of the page provide an overview of the current research directions of our lab. If you are awesome and are motivated to work on really exciting and socially relevant projects at the intersection of hardware and software systems contact me by email. If you are a PhD student there are multiple programs at CMU that you can apply to and work with me. If you are already at CMU, please drop by my office.

What's New

Our BuildSys 2016 paper on BRICK: a unified metadata schema for Buildings is now online!
Our Ubicomp 2016 paper on GENIE: a 2 year study on Hardware/Software Thermostat usage in Buildings is now online!
Project on Handling Trillions of Flaws on Billions of Internet-of-Things Awarded! Thank you NSF! (Award: #1564009).
Our USENIX SOUPS'16 paper just won the IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award! [PHOTO] Congratulations Bin, Hazim, Mads and Florian!
Our USENIX SOUPS'16 paper on the various factors affecting privacy policies and notices and their efficacy is online!
Our USENIX SOUPS'16 paper showing how privacy assistants help users manage privacy on SmartPhones is online!
Two papers accepted accepted to SOUPS'16. Congratulations Joshua, Florian, Bin, Mads, Hazim!
Our IEEE Computer invited paper outlining our vision in the GioTTO IoT Expedition is now online.
Received a Google Faculty Research Award for our work on Mobile Privacy! Thank you Google!

Our IoT Security Vision paper accepted to HotNets 2015. Congratulations Tianlong Yu, Vyas Sekar and Srini Seshan.
Zodiac paper accepted to BuildSys 2015. Congratulations Bharath, Chetan, and Murali!
Project on Managing the Complexity of IoT/Smart Building Deployments Awarded! Thank you NSF! (Award ID: #1526237).
Project on Developing Personalized Privacy Assistants Awarded! Thank you NSF (Award: #1513957).
New DARPA Project on Privacy and Security in the Mobile/IoT space has been awarded as part of the BRANDEIS Program!
Special thanks to Google for funding our IoT Expeditions at CMU to build out the system stack for the Internet of Things!!
Rahul Mangharam @ UPenn and I are serving as TPC Co-chairs for BuildSys 2015. Submit your best work!

Our CHI 2015 paper on Privacy Nudges to improve user awareness on Smartphones is online! Congrats Hazim, Florian, Joshua!
Serving on the Program Committee for MobiSys 2015 . Submit your best work!
New PhD Student Joshua Gluck joines the SynergyLab @ CMU. Welcome Josh!
Karthick Rajamani and I are serving as TPC Co-chairs for USENIX HotPower 2014. We have an exciting program including two Keynotes -- Victor Bahl from MSR and Charlie Hu from Purdue! Don't miss out -- Register!
WattShare and Model, Cluster and Compare (MCC) papers accepted to ACM BuildSys 2014!. Demo Abstract for BuildingSherlock also accepted! Congratulations Shailja, Manaswi, Amarjeet, Murali, Bharath, Rizhen and Yan!
Serving on the TPC of IPSN 2015 in Seattle. Submit your best work!
Co-organizing the Data Aware Energy Use Workshop at UCSD/La Jolla in September 2014. Submit your Abstracts to attend.
EnergyLens paper accepted to ACM E-Energy 2014! Congratulations Manaswi, Shailja, Amarjeet for a good collaboration!
Serving as the TPC Co-chair with Lin Zhong for the ACM MCS Workshop 2014. Submit your best work!


Recent Publications:     

BuildSys'16 | Ubicomp'16 | SOUPS'16 | SOUPS'16 | HotNets'15 | BuildSys'15 | DAC'15 | CHI'15 | BuildSys'14 | BuildSys'14 | E-Energy'14 | BuildSys'13

Selected Publications:

"ProtectMyPrivacy: Detecting and Mitigating Privacy Leaks on iOS Devices Using Crowdsourcing"
Yuvraj Agarwal, Malcolm Hall.
ACM MobiSys 2013 -- International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Taipei, June 2013.

"BuildingDepot: An Extensible and Distributed Architecture for Building Data Storage, Access and Sharing"
Yuvraj Agarwal, Rajesh Gupta, Daisuke Komaki, Thomas Weng.
ACM BuildSys 2012 -- Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings, Toronto, November 2012.
(Nominated for best paper)

"Duty-Cycling Buildings Aggressively: The Next Frontier in HVAC Control"
Yuvraj Agarwal, Bharathan Balaji, Seemanta Dutta, Rajesh Gupta, Thomas Weng.
IPSN/SPOTS 2011 -- International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, Chicago, April 2011.

"SleepServer: A Software-Only Approach for Reducing the Energy Consumption of PCs within Enterprise Environment"
Yuvraj Agarwal, Stefan Savage, Rajesh Gupta.
USENIX ATC 2010 -- USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Boston, MA, June 2010.

"Somniloquy: Augmenting Network Interfaces to Reduce PC Energy Usage"
Yuvraj Agarwal, Steve Hodges, James Scott, Ranveer Chandra, Paramvir Bahl, and Rajesh Gupta.
USENIX NSDI 2009 -- USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, April 2009.

"WirelessWakeups Revisited: Energy Management for VoIP over WiFi Smartphones"
Yuvraj Agarwal, Ranveer Chandra, Alec Wolman, Paramvir Bahl and Rajesh Gupta.
MobiSys 2007 -- International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Puerto Rico, June 2007.

"CoolSpots: Reducing the Power Consumption of Wireless Mobile Devices with Multiple Radio Interfaces"
Trevor Pering, Yuvraj Agarwal, Rajesh Gupta, Roy Want.
MobiSys 2006 -- International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Uppsala, June 2006.

Complete list of Publications....

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