Yuvraj Agarwal

Associate 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)

Room 327, TCS Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
4665 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: (412) 268-7328
Email: yuvraj@cs.cmu.edu
Note: SynergyLabs is located in TCS 235 (2nd Floor). Come Visit!

Faculty Assistant: Jennifer Cooper -- cooperj@andrew.cmu.edu
Jennifer's Office Phone: (412) 268-1202. Location: TCS
In the Press


Smart Buildings
Other Press:


Somniloquy

SleepServers
Other Press: Communications of the ACM | SDBJ



Archived News

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!
10/2018
Two papers accepted to ACM IMWUT'18 (Ubicomp'19): Autopurpose and Coconut! Congratulations Haojian and Tianshi!
09/2018
Project on Building End-to-End support for Privacy in the Internet-of-Things is Awarded! Thank you NSF! (Award: #1801472).
08/2018
Project on Sensei - Building a Smart Classroom using sensing, computer vision, machine learning is Awarded!Thank you NSF! (Award: #1822813).
07/2018
Three papers accepted to ACM BuildSys 2018 . Scrabble, Plaster and Pible! Congratulations Jason, Bharath, Francesco!
03/2018
Our Applied Energy 2018 Collaborative journal paper on BRICK, the metadata schema for Smart Buildings is now online!
09/2017
Our ASE 2017 paper on Transfer Learning for Performance Modeling of Configurable Systems is now online!
08/2017
Our Ubicomp 2017 paper on Library Based Privacy Protection using ProtectMyPrivacy is now online!
08/2017
Our Ubicomp 2017 paper on PrivacyStreams: a new way of developing privacy aware Mobile Apps is now online!
07/2017
Our ACM TOIS 2017 paper on Understanding the Purpose of Permissions use in Apps is now online!
08/2016
Our BuildSys 2016 paper on BRICK: a unified metadata schema for Buildings is now online!
07/2016
Our Ubicomp 2016 paper on GENIE: a 2 year study on Hardware/Software Thermostat usage in Buildings is now online!
06/2016
Project on Handling Trillions of Flaws on Billions of Internet-of-Things Awarded! Thank you NSF! (Award: #1564009).
06/2016
Our USENIX SOUPS'16 paper just won the IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award! [PHOTO] Congratulations Bin, Hazim, Mads and Florian!
06/2016
Our USENIX SOUPS'16 paper on the various factors affecting privacy policies and notices and their efficacy is online!
06/2016
Our USENIX SOUPS'16 paper showing how privacy assistants help users manage privacy on SmartPhones is online!
05/2016
Two papers accepted accepted to SOUPS'16. Congratulations Joshua, Florian, Bin, Mads, Hazim!
03/2016
Our IEEE Computer invited paper outlining our vision in the GioTTO IoT Expedition is now online.
02/2016
Received a Google Faculty Research Award for our work on Mobile Privacy! Thank you Google!

10/2015
Our IoT Security Vision paper accepted to HotNets 2015. Congratulations Tianlong Yu, Vyas Sekar and Srini Seshan.
09/2015
Zodiac paper accepted to BuildSys 2015. Congratulations Bharath, Chetan, and Murali!
09/2015
Project on Managing the Complexity of IoT/Smart Building Deployments Awarded! Thank you NSF! (Award ID: #1526237).
09/2015
Project on Developing Personalized Privacy Assistants Awarded! Thank you NSF (Award: #1513957).
07/2015
New DARPA Project on Privacy and Security in the Mobile/IoT space has been awarded as part of the BRANDEIS Program!
07/2015
Special thanks to Google for funding our IoT Expeditions at CMU to build out the system stack for the Internet of Things!!
02/2015
Rahul Mangharam @ UPenn and I are serving as TPC Co-chairs for BuildSys 2015. Submit your best work!



12/2014
Our CHI 2015 paper on Privacy Nudges to improve user awareness on Smartphones is online! Congrats Hazim, Florian, Joshua!
10/2014
Serving on the Program Committee for MobiSys 2015 . Submit your best work!
09/2014
New PhD Student Joshua Gluck joines the SynergyLab @ CMU. Welcome Josh!
09/2014
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!
08/2014
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!
07/2014
Serving on the TPC of IPSN 2015 in Seattle. Submit your best work!
05/2014
Co-organizing the Data Aware Energy Use Workshop at UCSD/La Jolla in September 2014. Submit your Abstracts to attend.
04/2014
EnergyLens paper accepted to ACM E-Energy 2014! Congratulations Manaswi, Shailja, Amarjeet for a good collaboration!
01/2014
Serving as the TPC Co-chair with Lin Zhong for the ACM MCS Workshop 2014. Submit your best work!

09/2013
Two papers accepted to BuildSys 2013! Congratulations Anthony, Bharathan, Hitedoshi and Thomas!
08/2013
The SYNERGY lab moves to Carnegie Mellon University!
07/2013
"Sentinel: An Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation System using Existing WiFi Infrastructure in Commercial Buildings" is accepted to SenSys 2013!
03/2013
"ProtectMyPrivacy: Detecting and Mitigating Privacy Leaks on iOS Devices using Crowdsourcing" is accepted to MobiSys 2013!
01/2013
Finally completed a re-design of my homepage. Thanks Thomas Weng for all the help!
01/2013
ProtectMyPrivacy: Now protecting the privacy of 90,000+ users on iOS from Apps that access private user data. Uses crowdsourcing for privacy recommendations!
01/2013
Serving on the TPC of ACM SenSys 2013 in Rome, Italy. [CFP]

09/2012
Variability Expeditions overview Journal paper "Underdesigned and Opportunistic Computing in Presence of Hardware Variability" is accepted to TCAD!
08/2012
04/2012
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]
04/2012
Paper on "From Buildings to Smart Buildings -- Sensing and Actuation to Improve Energy Efficiency" has been accepted to IEEE Design and Test!
02/2012
Paper on "Verifying GPU Kernels by Test Amplification" accepted to PLDI 2012 in Beijing, China!
01/2012
Serving on the TPC for ICCCN 2012, Networking for Sustainability, Reliability, and Energy Efficiency (NSRE) track. Due date Feb 24th, 2012. Plase submit! [CFP

12/2011
Anand Raghunathan and I are Guest Editors for the IEEE Design and Test (D&T) Special Issue on Green Buildings to appear July/Aug 2012. Please submit![CFP]
09/2011
Paper on "Managing Plug-Loads for Demand Response within Buildings", is accepted to BuildSys 2011 in Seattle.
03/2011
Our paper on "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Model-Based Power Characterization", is accepted to USENIX ATC 2011!
03/2011
Serving on the TPC of ACM BuildSys 2011, co-located with SenSys in Seattle [CFP]
02/2011
Serving on the TPC of HotPower 2011, co-located with SOSP in Portugal [CFP]
01/2011
Our paper on "'Duty-Cycling Buildings Aggressively: The Next Frontier in HVAC Control" has been accepted to IPSN/SPOTS 2011!
01/2011
Serving on the TPC of the IEEE/SIGDA  International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS 2011)

10/2010
Serving on the TPC of the 20th International Conference on Computer Communication (ICCCN 2011), Energy Efficient Networking track. [CFP]
09/2010
Our paper on "Occupancy Driven HVAC managent for Smart Buildings" is accepted to BuildSys 2010, co-located with SenSys 2010.
09/2010
Serving on the TPC of the 10th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2011), SPOTS Track [CFP]
08/2010
Energy Dashboard and SleepServers covered in the San Diego Business Journal.
08/2010
My first NSF proposal (with Sorin Lerner) has been awarded!
06/2010
I was awarded one of the Von-Liebig Center award to commercialize SleepServers! [JSOE Release] [San Diego Mayor's office]
06/2010
Presented SleepServers at USENIX and it has been getting a lot of press! [Release JSOE, Calit2][MIT Tech Review]  [NSF News]  [Comm. of the ACM] [SDBJ]  [IBTimes] [Gigmag] [RDMag] [ScienceCodex]  and lots of others!
03/2010
he Energy Dashboard that allows visualization of the entire UCSD campus energy usage, a detailed breakdown of the CSE building, and also monitor individual PCs energy usage that are using Somniloquy and SleepServers is now live: http://energy.ucsd.edu
03/2010
Our "SleepServer" paper is accepted to USENIX 2010. I will present it in Boston in June!!!
03/2010
Our paper on CyberPhsyical systems focusing on Smart Buildings to appear at DAC  in June 2010!
01/2010
Serving on the Program Committee of IEEE International Green Computing Conference [CFP], Papers due April 7th 2010.
01/2010
Serving as the Poster and Demo Co-Chair for ACM MobiHeld 2010. Please submit demo proposals and posters! [Details Here]

12/2009
I have graduated and joined the CSE department at UC San Diego as a Research Scientist.
09/2009
Our Energy Dashboard paper is accepted to ACM-BuildSys '09.
09/2009
Filed all my PhD thesis paperwork. I have graduated! :-)
08/2009
Somniloquy was featured on MIT Technology Review and got Slashdotted again!
07/2009
Gave my first keynote at the UCSD LISA '09 conference - It was an honor!
05/2009
Somniloquy mentioned as one of the "20 kick-ass network research projects" of the Year by NetworkWorld.com!
05/2009
Somniloquy" has been getting a lot of Press!!
04/2009
NetworkWorld, Engadget, Gizmodo, Slashdot, Times of India, Hindu and lots of others [click for entire list]!
04/2009
Two Papers at NSDI '09: In Boston to present Somniloquy and SoftSpeak (Patrick).
01/2009
I got married in India to my wonderful wife, Gunjan! Wedding photos to be posted soon!

12/2008
Somniloquy" has been paper accepted to NSDI 2009!! [Stay tuned to see how to save energy by making your PC talk in its sleep!] :-) Our "SoftSpeak" paper has also been accepted to NSDI 2009!!
06/2008
Our "SwitchR" paper accepted to ISWC 2008!
02/2008
Awarded the "Best Poster Award" for "Cell2Notify" at the annual Jacob School of Engineering, Research Expo 2008 !! News articles are available here and here. Apparently Cell2Notify was even mentioned on NPR!

09/2007
Started part-time consulting for a local San Diego based startup company -- AVAAK! I will be working on designing a new architecture for their low power wireless sensor network.
04/2007
Got an offer from Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK to spend the summer with them !! I will be working with Steve Hodges (MSR-C), Ranveer Chandra (Redmond) and Victor Bahl (Redmond) ! Yea!!
04/2007
"Cell2Notify" demo proposal accepted at Mobisys 2007  -- Please stop by if you are attending !
03/2007
Our Wireless Wakeups Revisited: Energy Management for VoIP over a WiFi enabled Smartphone paper got accepted to Mobisys 2007 !!!  I will be headed to Puerto Rico in June to present it ! Yea !!
01/2007
Our proposal for a workshop (MobiEval 2007) got accepted -- the workshop is co-located with Mobisys '07. I am co-chairing the workshop along with Trevor Pering and Mark Corner.  The CFP can be found here.

09/2006
Back from my Internship @ Microsoft Research, Redmond. I had a fantastic summer there and met some amazing researchers ! Seattle is an awesome place (especially in summer) !!
06/2006
ack from trip to Europe to present "CoolSpots" at Mobisys (Uppsala).  Also presented my research at INRIA, Rennes.
05/2006
Got an offer from Microsoft Research to come up and work with them in Seattle !! I will be working in the Networking Research Group @ MSR (Redmond) with Ranveer Chandra and Victor Bahl !
03/2006
Successfully passed my PhD research exam!
03/2006
Our "CoolSpots" paper got accepted at Mobisys 2006! I will get to go to Sweden in June to present it ! yea!
01/2006
Finished my stint at  Intel Research in the bay area. I was there all of Summer and Fall 2005 ! I was working with the Intel Ubiquity Group under the guidance of Roy Want and Trevor Pering.


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