Haroon Rashid Lone

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Link Lab, Olsson Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA -22904
Email id: hl7ck@virginia.edu

CV (Updated on Jan. 10, 2020)
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I am a Postdoc in the Department of Engineering Systems at the University of Virginia. My research is primarily in the areas of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Energy Sustainability, and Smart Healthcare. My research approach is to deploy sensors, collect & analyse data, and build models by using machine learning and data science approaches.

Currently, I work with Laura Barnes in leveraging the potential of smartphones and wearables for identifying the digital biomarkers for the detection of mental health issues in college students. This work is in collaboration with the Psychology and Environment departments of the UVA.

Before Postdoc, I did my Ph.D. in Computer Science from IIIT-Delhi under Pushpendra Singh. The focus of our work was to detect energy wastage instances in buildings first and then identify/localize the appliance causing the energy wastage. Towards this, we used temporal data collected from smart meters installed in the buildings. During Ph.D., I was fortunate to work for a significant duration with Krithi Ramamritham at IIT Bombay, Vladimir Stankovic and Lina Stankovic at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Before Ph.D., I did master's from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India. During master's, I worked with Ashok Kumar Turuk, and the focus of our work was to localize sensor nodes both in static as well as in mobile scenarios while using the minimum number of beacon nodes.

Research Interests

Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Healthcare, Energy Sustainability, Machine Learning, Data science

Research Experience

Position Place Duration
Postdoc University of Virginia, USA May’19 - present
PhD scholar IIIT Delhi, India 2014 - 2018
Visiting researcher Univeristy of Strathclyde, UK Nov’17 - April’18
Visiting researcher IIT Bombay, India Oct’16 - Dec’16


  • xx-05-2019 : I joined Postdoc position at the UVA

  • 18-03-2019 : I defended my PhD work :)

  • xx-02-2019 : Our paper got accepted in IEEE ICASSP

  • xx-01-2019 : Our paper got accepted in Applied Energy - Elsevier

  • 06-01-2019 : Finished a half-marathon of 23 Km in 140 minutes

  • xx-12-2018 : Our paper got accepted in Scientific Reports - Nature

  • xx-09-2018 : Our paper got accepted in IEEE CIC 2018

  • xx-09-2018 : Received travel grant for Buildsys from Microsoft India

  • xx-08-2018 : Our paper got accepted in ACM BuildSys 2018

  • xx-04-2018 : Our paper got accepted in ACM e-Energy 2018

  • xx-10-2017 : Received SIGMOBILE travel grant for BuildSys 2017

  • xx-09-2017 : Presented our work in doctoral symposium at NIIT university, Rajasthan

  • xx-08-2017 : Paper got accepted in ACM COMPUTE 2017

  • xx-08-2017 : Two papers got accepted in ACM BuildSys 2017

  • xx-07-2017 : Particpant, Summer school on Machine Learning at IIIT Hyderabad from 10 - 15 July 2017

  • xx-03-2017 : Invited Talk on Time series Forecasting at NIT Srinagar

  • 26-02-2017 : Finisher, IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Half Marathon in 124 minutes

  • xx-07-2016 : Presented our ongoing work in ITRA meeting at IIIT Hydearabad,

  • xx-04-2016 : Poster paper got accepted in e-Energy 2016

  • xx-01-2016 : Presented work on anomaly detection in ITRA meeting at Bangalore

  • 29-11-2015 : Finisher, Airtel Delhi Half-Marathon

  • 20-11-2015 : Volunteer, Workshop on Ubiquitous Sensing for Effective Living at IIIT-D

  • 28-10-2015 : Participant, I-CARE 2015, IBM Delhi, Winter school on Cognitive computing

  • 09-10-2015 : Visit to TCS Innovation Labs Delhi

  • 17-07-2015 : Talk on Linked data at TCS Innovation Labs Bangalore

  • 15-06-2015 : Participant, MSR India summer School on Machine Learning at IISC Bangalore.

  • 27-11-2014 : Received TCS Research Fellowship (Cycle 9