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Pei Zhang

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information Networking Institute, and CyLab

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Pei Zhang

Research Areas

Mobility, Next Generation Secure and Available Networks, Privacy Protection, Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Cross Cutting Thrusts

Usable Privacy and Security

Biography

Pei Zhang is an associate research professor in the INI, Silicon Valley and ECE departments at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Bachelor's degree with honors from California Institute of Technology in 2002, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2008. While at Princeton University, he developed the ZebraNet system, which is used to track zebras in Kenya. It was the first deployed, wireless, ad- hoc, mobile sensor network. Focusing on collaborative and pervasive systems utilizing groups of sensors, his recent work includes SensorFly (focus on groups of autonomous miniature-helicopter based sensor nodes) and MARS (Muscle Activity Recognition). Beyond research publications, his work has been featured on popular media including CNN, Science Channel, Discovery Channel, CBS News, CNET, Popular Science, BBC Focus, etc. He is also a cofounder of Vibradotech. In addition, he has won several awards including the NSF CAREER, Edith and Martin B. Stein Solar Energy Innovation Award, and a member of the prestigious  Department of Defense Computer Science Studies Panel. 

Education

PhD, 2008, Princeton University. 

Research Projects

Physiological Activity Recognition System (PARS)

Research Area: Mobility
Researcher: Pei Zhang

Spartacus

Research Area: Mobility
Researcher: Pei Zhang

Collaborative Mobile Sensor Network Control with Extremely Noisy Measurements

Research Area: Mobility | Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researchers: Pei Zhang, Bruno Sinopoli

VMA: Dynamic and Secure Heterogeneous System for Elder Care

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks | Mobility | Privacy Protection
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Pei Zhang, Martin Griss, Raj Rajkumar, Daniel Siewiorek, Asim Smailagic

Securable, Usable Context Toolkit for Mobile Applications

Research Area: Mobility
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Martin Griss, Anind Dey, Pei Zhang, Joy Zhang

Usable security and privacy for context-aware mobile applications

Research Area: Mobility
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Martin Griss, Anind Dey, Pei Zhang

Publications

"Deployment of Swarms of Micro-Aerial Vehicles: from Theory to Practice". P. Zhang, ICRA: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

"Headio: Zero-Configured Heading Acquisition for Indoor Mobile Devices Through Multimodal Context Sensing". P. Zhang, Ubiquitous Computing Systems, Proceedings.

"BOES: Building Occupancy Estimation System Using Sparse Ambient Vibration Monitoring". S. Pan, A. Bonde, L. Zhang, P. Zhang, and H. Y. Noh, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE conference, vol. 8692, 2014. 

"iCEnergy: Augmented Reality Display for Intuitive Energy Monitoring". S. Pan, B. Liu, L. Zhang, and P. Zhang. SenSys: Proceedings of the International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2012.

"MARS: A Muscle Activity Recognition System Using Inertial Sensors". F. Mokaya, C. Kuo, and P. Zhang. IPSN: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, 2012.

"MARS: A Real Time Motion Capture and Muscle Fatigue Monitoring Tool". F. Mokaya, B. Nguyen, C. Kuo, Q. Jacobson, and P. Zhang. SenSys: Proceedings of the International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2012.

"Polaris: Getting Accurate Indoor Orientations for Mobile Devices Using Ubiquitous Visual Patterns on Ceilings". Z. Sun, A. Purohit, S. Pan, F. Mokaya, R. Bose, and P. Zhang. HotMobile: Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, 2012.