Yuvraj Agarwal

Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science | Institute for Software Research
Electrical and Computer Engineeering (Courtesy)

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

Assistant: Carolyn Buzzelli-Stumpf -- cbstumpf@cs.cmu.edu

I am a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I was a Research Scientist in the CSE Department at the University of California, San Diego until August 2013. 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 2013 Update - I have started as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon! I am looking for a couple of stellar graduate and undergraduate students, to join our SYNERGY group at CMU. 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 already at CMU, please drop by my office.

What's New

EnergyLens paper accepted to ACM E-Energy 2014! Congratulations Manaswi, Shailja, Amarjeet for a good collaboration!
Two papers accepted to BuildSys 2013! Congratulations Bharathan, Thomas, Hitedoshi!
The SYNERGY lab moves to Carnegie Mellon University!
"Sentinel: An Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation System using Existing WiFi Infrastructure in Commercial Buildings" is accepted to SenSys 2013!
"ProtectMyPrivacy: Detecting and Mitigating Privacy Leaks on iOS Devices using Crowdsourcing" is accepted to MobiSys 2013!
Finally completed a re-design of my homepage. Thanks Thomas Weng for all the help!
ProtectMyPrivacy: Now protecting the privacy of 90,000+ users on iOS from Apps that access private user data. Uses crowdsourcing for privacy recommendations!
Serving on the TPC of ACM SenSys 2013 in Rome, Italy. [CFP]
Variability Expeditions overview Journal paper "Underdesigned and Opportunistic Computing in Presence of Hardware Variability" is accepted to TCAD!
Received the "Outstanding Faculty Award" for Sustainability for the UCSD Campus! The award was given by Chancellor Fox herself! Links: [Pictures 1, 2 , 3, 4] [CSE-News]


Recent Publications:     

E-Energy'14 | BuildSys'13 | BuildSys'13 | SenSys'13 | MobiSys'13 | TCAD'12 | BuildSys'12 | HotPower'12 | HotPower'12 | D&T'12 | PLDI'12

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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