Portfolio submitted, Saunders submetering

Last week I finally finished my research portfolio and submitted it to the graduate chair. It will probably be a while before I hear back about it (the faculty is supposed to get the portfolio 2 weeks before the meeting wherein it is discussed). I also spent some time thinking about a research plan for my dissertation using the electrical submetering system installed at Saunders Hall. I’m organizing a meeting this week with Philip and Sustainable Saunders folks to discuss my ideas and find out what people had planned.

Based on the feedback from the meeting, I’ll start work on the experimental portions of my proposal.

Planned items from last week:

  • Finish final pass through lit review
    • done
  • Backport lit review changes to 09-05 tech report
    • done
  • Submit research portfolio to grad chair
    • done!
  • Develop hypothesis and research questions for Saunders metering idea
    • done

Other accomplishments this week:

  • Made PowerPoint presentation on ideas for Saunders submetering research
  • Called meeting on submetering research for this week
  • Volunteered at Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) 2009 conference
  • Read Software ICU paper, provided comments
  • Wrote up requirements for Saunders meter data collation project
  • Wrote script to download meter data from Building Manager Online

Hours worked: 25 (target: 30 hr)

Plans for coming week:

  • Revise presentation on submetering research
  • Hold meeting on submetering research ideas
  • Start writing proposal around submetering research
  • Review reading list, looking for items relevant to new research focus
  • Finish meter download script
  • Download historical meter data

Pointers to work products:

Cool links:

  • Google Voice, Google product du jour. Combine all your phone numbers under one master number, have your voicemail transcribed to text, manage text messages like email messages, conference calling, low cost international calling.
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