Synergy Labs

The Systems, Networking, and Energy Efficiency (Synergy) lab is at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. It is led by Professor Yuvraj Agarwal.


Our primary research interests are in the broad area of systems - especially at the intersection of hardware and software systems. In recent years, we have worked on topics related to Energy Efficient Computing in Buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Systems, with a significant cross cutting interest on Security and Privacy issues.

Announcements
09/2019

[Fall 2019] We are looking for 1 PhD student and 1-2 stellar M.S. or undergraduate students to join our lab. We have several relatively new projects in the Internet of Things and the Mobile Computing space, particularly looking at privacy and security challenges. We also have a newish project on EduSense, where we are building the classroom sensing fabric for the future of smart campuses classrooms! We also have a longer running project to build the software stack and the apps on top of it for IoT and Smart Buildings. The Research and the Publications tabs on the website summarize the current research directions of our lab. If you are awesome and are motivated to work on the exciting and socially relevant projects at the intersection of hardware and software systems, contact Yuvraj by email. If you are a PhD student, there are multiple programs at CMU that you can apply to and work with us. If you are already at CMU, please drop by Yuvraj's office.

What's new?
08/2019

Two papers accepted to ACM BuildSys 2019 . BRICK+, and a systematic study of security and access control in Smart Building Apps. Congratulations Jason, Gabe, Shreyas, Sudershan!

07/2019

Our Paper on Building the Classroom sensing fabric of the future to smart classrooms -- EduSense -- is accepted to IMWUT/Ubicomp'19. Congratulations Dohyun, Karan, Françeska, and the entire ClassInsight team!

03/2019

Paper on Encouraging Energy Feedback at Work is accepted to Energy Policy 2019. Congratulations Gabrielle and Josh!

12/2018

Paper on the Implications of Privacy and Security on IoT Device Purchases accepted to ACM CHI '19. Congratulations Pardis!

11/2018

Paper on Extracting Knowledge from Smartphone Push Notifications accepted to IEEE BigData '18. Congratulations Yuanchun!

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Location

Our lab is located at Wean Hall 4120, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.