Paper: Discovering Places of Interest Using Sensor Data from Smartphones and Wearables

(May 10, 2017) Congrats to Chris Poellabauer’s student Sudip Vhaduri who led the efforts on a NetSense-based full paper for IEEE UIC (IEEE Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing 2017).  The paper entitled “Discovering Places of Interest Using Sensor Data from Smartphones and Wearables” focuses on location clustering and leveraging nearby devices for improved location information.  The paper draws from our past NetSense work using Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS data.  A nice work top off a fantastic PhD proposal earlier in the week by Sudip.

S. Vhaduri, C. Poellabauer, A. Striegel, O. Lizardo and D. Hachen, “Discovering Places of Interest Using Sensor Data from Smartphones and Wearables,” to appear in Proc. of IEEE UIC (Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing), 2017.

INFOCOM 2017 – Mobiworld / IECCO Presentations

[May 1, 2017] The slides for our two papers at the MobiWorld 2017 and IECCO 2017 workshops at INFOCOM 2017 can be found at the paper links noted below.  The core papers can also be found via IEEE Xplore.  Camera-ready (pre-submit) versions of the papers can also be found via links to this post as well.

  • L. Song, A. Striegel, “Leveraging Frame Aggregation to Improve Access Point Selection,” in Proc. of Mobiworld, workshop at IEEE INFOCOM 2017, Atlanta, GA, May 2017.
  • X. Hu, A. Striegel, “Redundancy Elimination Might Be Overrated: A Quantitative Study on Wireless Traffic,” in Proc. of IECCO, workshop at IEEE INFOCOM 2017, Atlanta, GA, May 2017.

 

Recruiting Update – April 2017

(April 12, 2017) We are now looking to recruit the following positions for our research group for the coming academic year (subject to finalization of funding):

  • 1-2 PhD students
    • Wearables and network performance (WiFi / cellular)
  • 1 Postdoctoral associate – 1 year
    • Wearables and human health
    • Start date of mid to late May
  • 1 Project Manager
    • Help manage two larger projects for the next 21+ months
    • Start date of mid to late May
  • Multiple Software Engineers
    • Back-end operations (Databases, web services) – Postgres / MySQL, Django, Flask, Python
    • Mobile devices – Android, iOS development
    • One position for 21+ months, one position for 6 months
    • Start date of mid to late May

Paper: Leveraging Frame Aggregation for Estimating WiFi Available Bandwidth

(March 14, 2017) Our paper entitled “Leveraging Frame Aggregation for Estimating WiFi Available Bandwidth” was accepted into IEEE SECON 2017 (26% acceptance rate).  The work is the second one under the Fast Mobile Network Characterization umbrella.  This work focuses on the potential to use reflected aggregation (client-mod free) as observed by A-MPDU frame characteristics for inferring the available bandwidth of a link ranging across a wide variety of speeds.

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Paper: Redundancy Elimination Might Be Overrated: A Quantitative Study on Wireless Traffic

(March 7, 2017) Our paper entitled “Redundancy Elimination Might Be Overrated: A Quantitative Study on Wireless Traffic” was accepted to the INFOCOM workshop covering edge computing, caching, and offloading.  This work drew from our NSF EAGER grant covering redundancy across a wide variety of environments (South Shore commuter train, University Relations tent, classroom).

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Ettus USRP312 Drone Mounts – Pictures

(March 7, 2017) The 3D printed mounts for the Ettus worked like a charm. The construct consists of three parts, two holders that are held into the base of the Ettus USRP via M3 screws and then a mounting / gimbal base that connects to the drone via M2.5 screws. Material was a red ABS (Village Plastics, purchased from Lulzbot).