Carnegie Mellon University

Yuvraj  Agarwal

Yuvraj Agarwal

Assistant Professor, Institute for Software Research, Computer Science Department

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Wean Hall 5313
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Yuvraj Agarwal is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science, within the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are at the intersection of Systems and Networking and Embedded Systems, and he is particularly excited about research problems that benefit from using hardware insights to build more scalable and energy efficient systems. In recent years, his work has focused on Green Computing, Mobile Computing, and Energy Efficient Buildings. Agarwal has a BE in Electrical Engineering from Pune University in India, an MS in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and USENIX.

Education

BE in Electrical Engineering from Pune University in India

MS in Information and Computer Science from University of California at Irvine

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego.

Research

Agarwal's research interests are at the intersection of systems and networking and embedded systems. He is particularly focused on research problems that benefit from using hardware insights to build more scalable and energy efficient systems.

Projects

Agarwal's current projects include:

  • Smart buildings and smart grid research 
  • Creating energy efficient and resilient computer systems
  • Mobile computing research 
 

Publications

  • "Does this App Really Need My Location? Context-Aware Privacy Management for Smartphones" Saksham Chitkara, Nishad Gothoskar, Suhas Harish, Jason I. Hong, Yuvraj Agarwal Ubicomp 2017 -- ACM Transactions on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable Ubiquitous Technology (IMWUT), September, 2017.
  • "PrivacyStreams: Enabling Transparency in Personal Data Processing for Mobile Apps" Yuanchun Li, Fanglin Chen, Toby Jia-Jun Li, Yao Guo, Gang Huang, Matthew Fredrickson, Yuvraj Agarwal, Jason I. Hong Ubicomp 2017 -- ACM Transactions on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable Ubiquitous Technology (IMWUT), September, 2017.
  • "Understanding the Purpose of Permission Use in Mobile Apps" Haoyu Wang, Yuanchun Li, Yao Guo, Yuvraj Agarwal, Jason I. Hong TOIS 2017 -- ACM Transactions on Information Systems, July 2017.
  • "Brick: Towards a Unified Metadata Schema For Buildings" Bharathan Balaji, Arka Bhattacharya, Gabriel Fierro, Jinkung Gao, Joshua Gluck, Dezhi Hong, Aslak Johansen, Jason Koh, + 9 other co-authors! BuildSys 2016 -- ACM Conference on Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys), November 2016.

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Yuvraj Agarwal, Assistant Professor for the School of Computer Science and the Software Research Institute, discusses how societal computing can play a large role in making computers, data centers, or even buildings more energy efficient.