Professor Neil Horrocks

Professor and Centre Director

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Neil Horrocks is Professor and Director of the UQ Centre for Energy Data Innovation. The Centre for Energy Data Innovation undertakes research using near real-time big data from low voltage electricity networks. The Centre incorporates an Advance Queensland Platform Technology Project in oartnership with Redback Technologies and includes collaborations with Energy Queensland, Springfield Land Corporation and Microsoft. Key research areas include network data infrastructure, network management using big data and network intelligence from big data as well as visualisation of energy data for individuals and industry professionals.

Neil Horrocks has been closely aligned with the Energy industry for 30 years ago in the fields of electricity and gas, residential and industry, retail and distribution

Prior to joining The University of Queensland, Neil was the CEO of CitySmart, Brisbane’s Sustainability Agency whose aim was to promote the value of living and working sustainably, and provide the knowledge and tools to achieve this.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Western Australia

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Snow, Stephen, Khan, Awais Hameed, Glencross, Mashhuda and Horrocks, Neil (2021). Neighbourhood Wattch: Using Speculative Design to Explore Values Around Curtailment and Consent in Household Energy Interactions. CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Yokohama, Japan, 8-13 May 2021. New York, NY United States: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3411764.3445095

  • Snow, Stephen, Guinea, Toby, Balson, Alexander, Khan, Awais Hameed, Glencross, Mashhuda and Horrocks, Neil (2020). Rent-a-Watt: Rethinking energy use feedback. OzCHI '20: 32nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Sydney, NSW Australia, 2-4 December 2020. Washington, DC United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3441000.3441059

  • Bayley, Mark, Snow, Stephen, Weigel, Jason and Horrocks, Neil (2020). Serious Game Design to Promote Energy Literacy among Younger Children. OzCHI '20: 32nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Sydney, NSW Australia, 2-4 December 2020. Washington, DC United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3441000.3441047

  • Snow, Stephen, Viller, Stephen, Glencross, Mashhuda and Horrocks, Neil (2020). Where are they now?: Revisiting energy use feedback a decade after deployment. OZCHI’19, Fremantle, WA, Australia, 2-5 December 2019. New York, NY, United States: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3369457.3369501

Other Outputs

  • Bean, Richard, Snow, Stephen, Glencross, Mashhuda, Viller, Stephen and Horrocks, Neil (2020). Keeping the power on to home medical devices. The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2020.802

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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