Current Projects

HBODEx - Open Data on Human Behavior (2016-2019) supported by an SDU strategic initiative. The purpose of ODEx is to map human behavior and use it for optimizing the built environment such as buildings, squares, paths, and parks.

IoTStyring (2016-2019) supported by EU regional funding. The purpose of the project IoTStyring is through Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalisation technologies to develop and test an innovative concept for energy efficient control of floor heating, ventilation, and lighting all in one.

IT-solutions for public buildings with multiple use (2017-2018) supported by Energi Fyns Udviklingsfond. The goal of the project is to develop IT-solutions for improving energy efficiency in public buildings used for multiple purposes involving the users of the buildings. Buildings account for approximately 40% of Denmark’s energy consumption so making buildings more energy efficient are of vital importance in reducing the overall energy consumption.

FlexReStore: Flexible Retail Stores (2016-2019) supported by ForskEL. The focus of the FlexReStoreproject is to seek the potential and design solutions for implementing Smart Grid technology in the retail sector.

Danish participation in IEA EBC Annex 66 (2015-2017) supported by EUDP. The target of Annex 66 is to set up a standard occupant behavior definition platform, establish a quantitative simulation methodology to model occupant behavior in buildings, and understand the influence of occupant behavior on building energy use and the indoor environment.

Demand-Response Capacity Management in Commercial Buildings
 (2015-2018) supported by EUDP. The project’s objective is to demonstrate how smart grid technology will enable operators of commercial buildings to provide flexibility services to existing flexibility markets and to DSOs as a set of DSO specific demand-response services defined in the iPower project.

COORDICY: ICT-driven Coordination for Reaching 2020 Energy Efficiency Goals in Public and Commercial Buildings (2015-2019) supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark. COORDICY is a strategic DK-US interdisciplinary research project for advancing ICT-driven research and innovation in energy efficiency of public and commercial buildings.

Former Projects

A Living Lab for Energy Efficient Public Buildings based on ICT Solutions 
 (2015-2016) funded by Energi Fyns Udviklingsfond. The project goal is to establish a living lab for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings based on ICT solutions that account for the behaviour of occupants. Buildings account for a high energy consumption as buildings are responsible for around 40 % of the energy consumption in Denmark it is important to improve the energy efficiency of buildings to minimize the total energy consumption.

Micro Grid Living LabA living lab for the development and testing of smart grid ready technologies (2013-2015) supported by EU regional funding.

EcoSense: Collective Sensing and Macroscopic Visualization for Improving Environmental Footprints (2012-2016) supported by the Danish Strategic Research Council.

PosLogistics – A position based real time hospital ressource planning system (2012-2015) supported by the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation.

Robust and Scalable Recognition of Crowd Behaviors (2011-2012) supported by the Carlsberg Foundation.

SOCIONICAL supported by European Seventh Framework Programme (2011-2012). While working at the Wearable Computing Laboratory, ETH Zürich I worked within the scope of the SOCIONICAL project. Read more about the project here.

Automatic Power Profi ling for Energy-efficient Position Tracking (2011). The project was supported by Nokia and we developed methods for automatic power profiling of mobile devices.

Galileo (2008-2011). The project was supported by the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation. The Galileo Platform project focuses on acquiring knowledge and on the commercial exploitation and potential of the Galileo system, the European counterpart to the American GPS system. Read more about the project here.

IEEE 802.11 Location Fingerprinting (2004-2008). This project from 2004 to 2008 focused on addressing the conceptual foundation, scalability and handling of heterogenous clients for the positioning technique of location fingerprinting. As a concrete goal during the project was to enable positioning on the IEEE 802.11 installations at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Aarhus. The IEEE 802.11 installations cover several buildings and eight of these have been used as test sites in the research. The buildings also have different properties in terms of age, building materials, size of rooms which supports the correctness of emulation and validation results with respect to other buildings.

TraX – Tracking and X-change (2006). While visiting the mobile and distributed systems group at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich in the fall of 2006 I worked within the scope of the TraX (Tracking and X-change)-project. The focus of the TraX-project was to create a platform for enabling proactive location-based applications. In contrast to conventional reactive applications, proactive applications are not initialized by the user. Rather, they are event-based, i.e., they are automatically triggered as soon as the user enters a predefined point of interest. In the context of the TraX-project new concepts and a platform were developed and evaluated for efficient support of proactive location-aware applications.

Focus On The Future (2004-2006). The project ”Focus on the Future” was a combined project between the University of Aarhus, ISIS Katrinebjerg Software, and an industrial partner KIRK. The company KIRK develops and sells products based on Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) technology. DECT is a digital radio access standard for cordless communication in residential, corporate, and public environments. Today DECT technology is used in many types of products where the most common product is cordless phones. A DECT infrastructure consists of a number of base stations. For small residential systems there might only be one base station but for corporate systems there might be hundreds. This infrastructure can then be utilized by DECT clients, for instance, in the form of phones delivering telephone services to users. If these infrastructures were extended with positioning, it would open up the possibility to make novel location-based applications on DECT clients.