Professor, FIEEE, DMACM
Wireless Networking and Sensin g Lab (Wang Lab)
and Center for Networked Computing
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Science Education and Research Center (SERC) 382
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA
wangyu at temple dot edu
Office Hour: Thursday 3-4pm, or by email appointment
Brief CV / Short Bio / Academic Ancestors
There is nothing more practical than a good theory" - Kurt Lewin (1952) News
Congratulations to Yetong, Zhiyuan and other co-authors for two InfoCom 2023 papers!
Congratulations to Xinliang for winning the 2022 Award for Outstanding Research by a Graduate Student of the College of Science and Technology!
Congratulations to Bivor for successfully passing his dissertation defense!
Congratulations to Yadong and other co-authors for InfoCom 2022 paper!
Congratulations to Yetong and other co-authors for Mobicom 2021 paper!
Congratulations to Xinliang for accepting a summer internship offer from the AT&T Labs Internship Program!
Congratulations to Wei and other co-authors! Our paper on stream-based online deep learning was accepted by IEEE TPDS.
Recognized by ACM as
2020 ACM Distinguished Member.
My research is broadly related to networking, sensing and computing.
Research Interests: Wireless Networks, Smart Sensing, Mobile Computing, Security and Privacy
Google Scholar Profile, DBLP, Selected Publication Recent publications:
Tongue-Jaw Movement Recognition Through Acoustic Sensing on Smartphones, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, to appear
Leveraging Wearables for Assisting the Elderly with Dementia in Handwashing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, to appear
Online Control of Service Function Chainings Across Geo-Distributed Datacenters, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, to appear
Towards Nonintrusive and Secure Mobile Two-Factor Authentication on Wearables, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, to appear
HearFit+: Personalized Fitness Monitoring via Audio Signals on Smart Speakers, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, to appear
Leveraging Deep Reinforcement Learning with Attention Mechanism for Virtual Network Function Placement and Routing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, April 2023
Joint Optimization across Timescales: Resource Placement and Task Dispatching in Edge Clouds, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Jan-March 2023
Dynamic Resource Provisioning for Iterative Workloads on Apache Spark, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Jan-March 2023
Popularity-based Data Placement with Load Balancing in Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Jan-March 2023
Towards Reliable Driver Drowsiness Detection Leveraging Wearables, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Feb 2023
SymListener: Detecting Respiratory Symptoms via Acoustic Sensing in Driving Environments, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Jan 2023
Model Protection: Real-time Privacy-preserving Inference Service for Model Privacy at the Edge, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Nov-Dec 2022
Guard Your Heart Silently: Continuous Electrocardiogram Monitoring with Wrist-worn Motion Sensor, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, September 2022
HDSpeed: Hybrid Detection of Vehicle Speed via Acoustic Sensing on Smartphones, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Aug. 2022
HearSmoking: Smoking Detection in Driving Environment via Acoustic Sensing on Smartphones, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Aug. 2022
Joint Optimization of MapReduce Scheduling and Network Policy in Hierarchical Data Centers, IEEE Trans. on Cloud Computing, Jan-March 2022
Data Life Aware Model Updating Strategy for Stream-based Online Deep Learning, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Oct 2021
A Blockchain-based Decentralized Framework for Fair Data Processing, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, July-September 2021
Real-Time Detection for Drowsy Driving via Acoustic Sensing on Smartphones, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Aug 2021
Three-stage Stackelberg Long-term Incentive Mechanism and Monetization for Mobile Crowdsensing: An Online Learning Approach, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, April-June 2021
Delay-Aware Virtual Network Function Placement and Routing in Edge Clouds, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Feb 2021
Listen to Your Fingers: User Authentication based on Geometry Biometrics of Touch Gesture, Proceedings of ACM IMWUT, Sept 2020
Scalable Privacy-Preserving Participant Selection for Mobile Crowdsensing Systems: Participant Grouping and Secure Group Bidding, IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Engineering, April-June 2020
I Can Hear You Without a Microphone: Live Speech Eavesdropping from Earphone Motion Sensors, Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 2023
WakeUp: Fine-Grained Fatigue Detection Based on Multi-Information Fusion on Smart Speakers, Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 2023
TeethPass: Dental Occlusion-based User Authentication via In-ear Acoustic Sensing, Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 2022
Crisp-BP: Continuous Wrist PPG-based Blood Pressure, Proc. of ACM MobiCom, 2021
CanalScan: Tongue-Jaw Movement Recognition via Ear Canal Deformation Sensing, Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 2021
HearFit: Fitness Monitoring on Smart Speakers via Active Acoustic Sensing, Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 2021
AWash: Handwashing Assistance for the Elderly with Dementia via Wearables, Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 2021
PPGPass: Nonintrusive and Secure Mobile Two-Factor Authentication via Wearables, Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM, 2020
SignSpeaker: A Real-time, High-Precision SmartWatch-based Sign Language Translator, Proc. of ACM MobiCom, 2019 Current Students:
Graduated PhD Students:
Cheng Bo, now at Google.
Siyuan Chen, now at California DOJ.
Minsu Huang, now at Uber.
Fan Li, now Full Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology.
Hanshang Li, now at Meta.
Ting Li, now Assistant Professor at Emory University.
A B M Mohaimenur (Bivor) Rahman, now Assistant Professor at UNC Charlotte Ying Zhu, now at Google.
We are grateful for funding from:
National Science Foundation
Department of Transportation
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
CIS 3223 Data Structures and Algorithms, Spring 2021
CIS 3319 Wireless Network and Security, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022
CIS 5639 Wireless Network and Communication, Spring 2020, Spring 2022
Editor: IEEE TCC (2021-), IEEE TPDS (2013-2016), IJAHUC (2006-2017), IJDSN (2013-2016), KSII TIIS (2012-2016), TST (2012-), BDMA (2017-), etc.
General Co-Chair, BigCom 2021, IEEE IPCCC 2019, CASPer 2019, BigCom 2016;
IEEE MASS 2023, IEEE CPSCom 2016, BigCom 2015, IEEE IPCCC 2011; Track Co-Chair, ICCCN 2018;
EDAS Chair, ACM MobiHoc 2014;
Finance Chair, ACM Mobihoc 2023/2012, etc.
Conference TPC: IEEE InfoCom 2008-23, ACM MobiHoc 2014, WWW 2018, IEEE ICDCS 2015, IEEE IPDPS 2016/2020, IEEE ICC 2019-23, etc.
Reviewer/Panelist: US NSF, US NASA, US DOE, NSERC (Canada), RGC (Hong Kong), SNSF (Switzerland), CONICYT (Chile), AAAS, etc.
Chair, IEEE ComSoc Charlotte Chapter (2012-14,18-19),
Member, IEEE CS Fellows Evaluation Committee (2019, 2020), etc.
CIS PhD Program:
ACM Distinguished Member (2020)
Fellow of IEEE (2018)
Best Paper Award: Tsinghua Science of Technology (2015), IEEE IPCCC (2013), IEEE MASS (2013), IEEE HICSS-35 (2002)
Best Paper RunnerUp Award / Best Paper Candidate: IEEE DSC (2019), IEEE MASS (2011)
Best Poster Award: ACM Mobicom (2016)
Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2008) & Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2012), College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2006)
Research: CISE/ Fastline, NETS, CRA, IEEEXplore, ACMDL, SCI, EDAS, CCF Ranking, CORE Ranking, CS Ranking, Research.com, LaTexSyb, Dict, You & Your Research (Richard Hamming),
PhD Research: Elements of Excellence (Ness Shroff), Mathematical Writing (Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, and Paul M. Roberts),
The Science of Scientific Writing (George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan),
The Elements of Style (Strunk and White)
Temple: Schedule, Zoom, TUportal, Canvas
Fun: Comics, TOCBlog, SciNet Blog