Lina Stankovic

Lina Stankovic
University of Strathclyde · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE)

PhD Electronic Communications Engineering

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Introduction
Lina Stankovic currently works at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE), University of Strathclyde. Lina does research in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering and Communication Engineering. My ongoing research efforts focus on tuning analytical expertise for intelligent sensor data acquisition and analytics of smart buildings energy usage, understanding appliance behaviour through energy disaggregation, understanding energy demand through activities, motion analysis for tele-rehabilitation via depth and infrared sensors, through the use of sensor network data acquisition, communications and various modelling and inference tools.
Additional affiliations
October 2007 - August 2017
University of Strathclyde
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
October 2005 - present
University of Strathclyde
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  • Lecturer
October 2002 - September 2007
Lancaster University
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (130)
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Buildings represent 39% of global greenhouse gas emissions, thus reducing carbon emissions in buildings is of importance to greenhouse gas emissions reductions. This requires understanding how electricity is utilized in the buildings, then optimizing electricity management to seek conservation of energy. Non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) is a te...
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This paper proposes energy-efficient solutions for the smart light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system, which provides minimal energy consumption while simultaneously satisfying illuminance requirements of the users in a typical office space. In addition to artificial light from dimmable LED lamps, natural daylight coming from external sources, su...
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Electrification of transportation is gaining traction as a viable alternative to vehicles that use fossil-fuelled internal combustion engines, which are responsible for a major part of carbon dioxide emissions. This global turn towards electrification of transportation is leading to an exponential energy and power demand, especially during late-aft...
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Abstract: This pilot study aimed to investigate the implementation of supervised classifiers and a neural network for the recognition of activities carried out by Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation (ILLAs), as well as individuals without gait impairment, in free living conditions. Eight individuals with no gait impairments and four ILLAs wore a...
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The shift-enabled property of an underlying graph is essential in designing distributed filters. This article discusses when a random graph is shift-enabled. In particular, popular graph models ER, WS, BA random graph are used, weighted and unweighted, as well as signed graphs. Our results show that the considered unweighted connected random graphs...
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The image classification problem is to categorize elements of an image dataset into two or more pre‐defined classes based on inherent, detectable image features. Classification is typically posed in the context of supervised or semi‐supervised learning (SSL). This chapter discusses how SSL image classification can be mathematically formulated as op...
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With the growing application of undirected graphs for signal/image processing on graphs and distributed machine learning, we demonstrate that the shift-enabled condition is as necessary for undirected graphs as it is for directed graphs. It has recently been shown that, contrary to the widespread belief that a shift-enabled condition (necessary for...
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Accurate and fast localisation of microseismic events is a requirement for a number of applications, e.g. mining, enhanced geothermal systems. New methods for event localisation have been proposed over the last decades. The waveform-based methods are of the most recent developed ones and their main advantage is the ability to locate weak seismic ev...
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Microseismic monitoring has been increasingly used in the past two decades to illuminate (sub)surface processes such as landslides, due to its ability to record small seismic waves generated by soil movement and/or brittle behaviour of rock. Understanding the evolution of landslide processes is of paramount importance in predicting or even avoiding...
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Socioeconomic reasons post-COVID-19 demand unsupervised home-based rehabilitation and, specifically, artificial ambient intelligence with individualisation to support engagement and motivation. Artificial intelligence must also comply with accountability, responsibility, and transparency (ART) requirements for wider acceptability. This paper presen...
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Convolutional neural network (CNN)-based feature learning has become the state-of-the-art for many applications since, given sufficient training data, CNN can significantly outperform traditional methods for various classification tasks. However, feature learning is more challenging if training labels are noisy as CNN tends to overfit to the noisy...
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Building on recent unsupervised Non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) algorithms that use graph Laplacian regularization (GLR) and achieve state-of-the-art performance, in this paper, we propose a novel unsupervised approach to design an underlying graph to model the correlation within time-series smart meter measurements. We propose a variable-leng...
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It has recently been shown that, contrary to the wide belief that a shift-enabled condition (necessary for any shift-invariant filter to be representable by a graph shift matrix) can be ignored because any non-shift-enabled matrix can be converted to a shift-enabled matrix, such a conversion in general may not hold for a directed graph with non-sym...
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With the active large-scale roll-out of smart metering worldwide, details about the type of smart meter data that will be available for analysis are emerging. Consequently, focus has steadily been shifting from analysis of high-rate power readings (usually in kHz to MHz) to low-rate power readings (sampled at 1–60 s) and very low-rate meter reading...
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This paper proposes a direct model for conditional probability density forecasting of residential loads, based on a deep mixture network. Probabilistic residential load forecasting can provide comprehensive information about future uncertainties in demand. An end-to-end composite model comprising convolution neural networks (CNNs) and gated recurre...
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With increased demand for tele-rehabilitation, many autonomous home-based rehabilitation systems have appeared recently. Many of these systems, however, suffer from lack of patient acceptance and engagement or fail to provide satisfactory accuracy; both are needed for appropriate diagnostics. This paper first provides a detailed discussion of curre...
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Convolutional neural network (CNN)-based feature learning has become state of the art, since given sufficient training data, CNN can significantly outperform traditional methods for various classification tasks. However, feature learning becomes more difficult if some training labels are noisy. With traditional regularization techniques, CNN often...
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Miniaturized silicon photonics spectrometers capable of detecting specific absorption features have great potential for mass market applications in medicine, environmental monitoring, and hazard detection. However, state-of-the-art silicon spectrometers are limited by fabrication imperfections and environmental conditions, especially temperature va...
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It has recently been shown that, contrary to the wide belief that a shift-enabled condition (necessary for any shift-invariant filter to be representable by a graph shift matrix) can be ignored because any non-shift-enabled matrix can be converted to a shift-enabled matrix, such a conversion in general may not hold for a directed graph with non-sym...
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Recent advances in image acquisition and analysis have resulted in disruptive innovation in physical rehabilitation systems facilitating cost-effective, portable, video-based gait assessment. While these inexpensive motion capture systems, suitable for home rehabilitation, do not generally provide accurate kinematics measurements on their own, imag...
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Background Stroke is increasingly one of the main causes of impairment and disability. Contextual and empirical evidence demonstrate that, mainly due to service delivery constraints, but also due to a move toward personalized health care in the comfort of patients’ homes, more stroke survivors undergo rehabilitation at home with minimal or no super...
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Lighting systems based on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) possess many benefits over their incandescent counterparts including longer lifespans, lower energy costs, better quality of light and no toxic elements, all without sacrificing consumer satisfaction. Their lifespan is not affected by switching frequency allowing for better illumination control...
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While optical motion analysis systems can provide high-fidelity gait parameters, they are usually impractical for local clinics and home use, due to high cost, requirement for large space, and lack of portability. In this study, we focus on a cost-effective and portable, single-camera gait analysis solution, based on video acquisition with calibrat...
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The large-scale deployment of smart metering worldwide has ignited renewed interest in electrical load disaggregation, or non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM). Most NILM algorithms disaggregate one appliance at a time, remove the estimated appliance contribution from the total load, and then move on to disaggregate the next appliance. On one hand,...
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Identification of faulty appliance behaviour in real time can signal energy wastage and the need for appliance servicing or replacement leading to energy savings. The problem of appliance fault or anomaly detection has been tackled vastly in relation to submetering, which is not scalable since it requires separate meters for each appliance. At the...
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While optical motion analysis systems can provide high-fidelity gait parameters, they are usually impractical for local clinics and home use, due to high cost, requirement for large space, and lack of portability. In this study, we focus on a cost-effective and portable, single-camera gait analysis solution, based on video acquisition with calibrat...
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In a 2013 paper by Sandryhaila and Moura, the authors introduced a condition (herein we will call it shift-enabled condition) that any shift invariant filter can be represented by the shift matrix if the condition is satisfied. In the same, the authors also argued that shift-enabled condition can be ignored as any non-shift-enabled matrix can be co...
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Large-scale smart energy metering deployment worldwide and integration of smart meters within the smart grid will enable two-way communication between the consumer and energy network, thus ensuring improved response to demand. Energy disaggregation or Non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM), namely disaggregation of the total metered electricity consu...
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We study detection of random signals corrupted by noise that over time switch their values (states) between a finite set of possible values, where the switchings occur at unknown points in time. We model such signals as hidden semi-Markov signals (HSMS), which generalize classical Markov chains by introducing explicit (possibly non-geometric) distr...
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Most current non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) algorithms disaggregate one appliance at a time, remove the appliance contribution towards the total load, and then move on to the next appliance. On one hand, this is effective since it avoids multi-class classification, and analytical models for each appliance can be developed independently of oth...
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The food industry is one of the world's largest contributors to carbon emissions, due to energy consumption throughout the food life cycle. This paper is focused on the residential consumption phase of the food life cycle assessment (LCA), i.e., energy consumption during home cooking. Specifically, while much effort has been placed on improving app...
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We study detection of random signals corrupted by noise that over time switch their values (states) from a finite set of possible values, where the switchings occur at unknown points in time. We model such signals by means of a random duration model that to each possible state assigns a probability mass function which controls the statistics of dur...
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In digital signal processing, shift-invariant filters can be represented as a polynomial expansion of a shift operation,that is, the Z-transform representation. When extended to graph signal processing (GSP), this would mean that a shift-invariant graph filter can be represented as a polynomial of the adjacency (shift) matrix of the graph. However,...
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The instrumental view of smart homes and their users is premised on active management of energy demand contributing to energy system objectives. In this chapter we explore a novel way of using data from smart home technologies (SHTs) to link energy consumption in homes to daily activities. We use activities as a descriptive term for the common ways...
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Smart meter roll-outs provide easy access to granular meter measurements, enabling advanced energy services, ranging from demand response measures, tailored energy feedback and smart home/building automation. To design such services, train and validate models, access to data that resembles what is expected of smart meters, collected in a real-world...
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Household electricity consumption can be broken down to appliance end-use through a variety of methods such as modelling, sub-metering, load disaggregation or non-intrusive appliance load monitoring (NILM). We advance and complement this important field of energy research through an innovative methodology that characterises the energy consumption o...
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With the large-scale roll-out of smart metering worldwide, there is a growing need to account for the individual contribution of appliances to the load demand. In this paper, we design a Graph signal processing (GSP)-based approach for non-intrusive appliance load monitoring (NILM), i.e., disaggregation of total energy consumption down to individua...
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With increasing importance given to telerehabilitation, there is a growing need for accurate, low-cost, and portable motion capture systems that do not require specialist assessment venues. This paper proposes a novel framework for motion capture using only a single depth camera, which is portable and cost effective compared to most industry-standa...
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The availability of smart metering and smart appliances enables detecting and characterising appliance use in a household, quantifying energy savings through efficient appliance use and predicting appliance-specific demand from load measurements is possible. With growing electric kettle ownership and usage, lack of any efficiency labelling guidelin...
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Stroke is a worldwide healthcare problem, which often causes long-term motor impairment, handicap, and disability. Optical motion analysis systems are commonly used for impairment assessment due to high accuracy. However, the requirement of equipment-heavy and large laboratory space together with operational expertise makes these systems impractica...
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Laboratory-based nonwearable motion analysis systems have significantly advanced with robust objective measurement of the limb motion, resulting in quantified, standardized, and reliable outcome measures compared with traditional, semisubjective, observational gait analysis. However, the requirement for large laboratory space and operational expert...
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Large-scale smart metering deployments and energy saving targets across the world have ignited renewed interest in residential non-intrusive appliance load monitoring (NALM), that is, disaggregating total household’s energy consumption down to individual appliances, using purely analytical tools. Despite increased research efforts, NALM techniques...
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With ongoing large-scale smart energy metering deployments worldwide, disaggregation of a household’s total energy consumption down to individual appliances using analytical tools, also known as non-intrusive appliance load monitoring (NALM), has generated increased research interest lately. NALM can deepen energy feedback, support appliance retrof...
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Network coding (NC), introduced at the turn of the century, enables nodes in a network to combine data algebraically before either sending or forwarding them. Random network coding has gained popularity over the years by combining the received packet randomly before forwarding them, resulting in a complex Jordan Gaussian Elimination (JGE) decoding...