Profile: Obi Iweka

In the next installment of our series of team profiles, we introduce the newest member: Obi.
Name: Obi Iweka
When did you join Smarter Households?
I joined the Smarter Households project in January 2017
Where did you previously study?
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, and Swansea University, UK respectively. I am presently a doctoral student within the Centre for Low Impact Buildings at Coventry University, Coventry.
What is your specialist area?
Data Analysis and Visualization, and Human Energy Interaction
What is your role within the Smarter Households project?
My role within the Smarter Households project is to analyse and visualize the Integrated Meter and Sensor System (IMSS) data. By analysing and visualizing the data, one can observe patterns and trends which can be associated to probable daily activities and lifestyle choices of householders. This analysis will provide insight into the impact of the Energy Dashboard and Energy Game, and any changes that occurred along the way.
What excites you about the Smarter Households project?
The Smarter Households project offers a glimpse of what the future holds for the smart ecosystem. It is fascinating to observe how people coexist and respond to sensors, integrated meters and displays in the indoor environment (around them). It will be most exciting to see how numerical data captured by sensors make us more environmentally aware and tell stories about our daily living.