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Zhao Tian

Ph.D. Student

6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
E-mail: tianzhao@cs.dartmouth.edu
Office: 219 Sudikoff Laboratory


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About me

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. I am a member of the DartNets (Dartmouth Networking and Ubiquitous Systems) Lab, under the supervision of Prof. Xia Zhou. I received my B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. (minor) in Economics from Peking University in July, 2013. I was a research intern at Bell Labs Cambridge from May to August 2017. I was a visiting researcher in the University of Cambridge from October to December 2016 and a research exchange undergraduate in UCLA from September to December 2012.

My research interest focuses on mobile systems and wireless networking. I have been tackling physical-layer and networking challenges of Visible Light Communication (VLC), aiming to broaden the application scenario of VLC and push VLC closer to the practice. I have also examined the application of light sensing and its fusion with other sensing modalities. I worked on Wi-Fi sensing during my intership at Bell Labs. Before joining DartNets, I was an undergraduate research assistant at the Center for Energy-efficient Computing and Applications (CECA), Peking University and conducted research on FPGA and Software Defined Radio (SDR) system.


Conference and Workshop Papers

  1. Augmenting Indoor Inertial Tracking with Polarized Light
  2. Z. Tian, Y.-L. Wei, W.-N. Chang, X. Xiong, C. Zheng, H.-M. Tsai, K. Lin, and X. Zhou
    MobiSys'2018. [PDF][Slides]
  3. Measuring Interaction Proxemics with Wearable Light Tags
  4. A. Montanari, Z. Tian, E. Francu, B. Lucas, B. Jones, X. Zhou, and C. Mascolo
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies(IMWUT), vol. 2, no. 1, 2018 [PDF]
  5. Position: Augmenting Inertial Tracking with Light
  6. Z. Tian, Y. Wei, X. Xiong, W. Chang, H. Tsai, K. Lin, C. Zheng, X. Zhou
    4th ACM Workshop on Visible Light Communication Systems (VLCS), 2017
  7. The DarkLight Rises: Visible Light Communication in the Dark
  8. Z. Tian, K. Wright, and X. Zhou
    MobiCom'2016 (Best Video Award) [PDF][Video][Slides][Project Website]
  9. Lighting Up the Internet of Things with DarkVLC
  10. Z. Tian, K. Wright, and X. Zhou
    HotMobile'2016 [PDF][Presentation]
  11. Human Sensing Using Visible Light Communication
  12. T. Li, C. An, Z. Tian, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
    MobiCom'2015 (Best Video Award) [PDF][Project Website]
  13. Visible Light Knows Who You Are
  14. C. An, T. Li, Z. Tian, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
    2nd ACM Workshop on Visible Light Communication Systems (VLCS), 2015

Demos and Posters

  1. Poster: Visible Light Communication in the Dark
  2. Z. Tian, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
    MobiCom'2015 (Second Place in ACM Student Research Competition) [PDF][Poster]

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I hope that my research improves the respect for individuals.
Last updated: July 18, 2016