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Guest Speaker: Zheng Yang

Associate Professor in School of Software and TNList, Tsinghua Univeristy
Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:45 pm

Zheng Yang
266 Dreese Labs
2015 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Enabling Sensorless Sensing with WiFi Radar

Can WiFi signals be used for sensing purpose? The growing PHY layer capabilities of WiFi has made it possible to reuse WiFi signals for both communication and sensing. Sensing via WiFi would enable remote sensing without wearable sensors, simultaneous perception and data transmission without extra communication infrastructure, and contactless sensing in privacy-preserving mode. Yet the concept of wireless and sensorless sensing is not the simple combination of WiFi and radar. In this talk, I will introduce our recent work of WiFi radar and demonstrate its applications, to meet the rising demand for pervasive environment perception in everyday life. I will also discuss the feasibilities and limitations of WiFi radar and explore this open and largely new field and create next-generation wireless and mobile computing applications.

Bio: Zheng Yang is an associate professor in School of Software and TNList, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include wireless networking, mobile computing, pervasive computing. He is an author and co-author of over 60 research papers in premier journals and conferences (MobiCom, NSDI, INFOCOM, CHI, ToN, TMC, TPDS, etc.). He also serves as a technical program committee member of INFOCOM (2013-2017), MobiHoc (2014), ICDCS (2012, 2013, 2016), etc, and an editor of several journals.

Host: Chunyi Peng