Thursday, December 12, 2013
CMU faculty receive DOE grant for energy efficiency research
This month, Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering announced a three-year, $1.9 million grant from the US Department of Energy to Anthony Rowe, assistant research professor in the Department of Electrical & Comptuer Engineering and CMU Cylab, and Mario Berges, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.
The grant will support development of sensor networks and an open-source software platform to optimize energy use in buildings, which annually consume 39 percent of total U.S. energy production. The project builds on results from a larger research effort to integrate all sensors on campus, called Sensor Andrew.
Rowe has collaborated with Silicon Valley faculty members Bob Iannucci, Martin Griss, Steven Rosenberg and Jia Zhang on creating an HTML5-empowered virtual sensor service development and management environment. Their most recent project, Virtual Sensors and Visualization for Internet of Things, took the top award at the CMU-SV 2013 Tech Showcase.