Wan Du

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Engineering
Address: #208, SE2, 5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343
Email: wdu3 AT ucm.edu

I am looking for highly-motivated PhD students. Funding for students is expected to be in the form of research and/or teaching assistantship.  Please find details here.

Dr. Wan DU joined the School of Engineering at the UC, Merced in 2017. Before moving to Merced, he had worked as a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University for more than 5 years in Singapore. He received his Ph.D degree from University of Lyon (Ecole Centrale de Lyon), France, and his Master and Bachelor degrees from Beihang University, China.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Data Analytics, Cyber Physical Systems, and Networked Embedded Systems.

TEACHING
EECS250 – Advanced Topics in Computer Systems: Spring’18 (syllabus)

PUBLICATIONS

            Journal Articles:

  1. Huanle Zhang, Wan Du, Pengfei Zhou, Mo Li and Prasant Mohapatra, “An Acoustic-based Encounter Profiling System”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing,  November 2017. Accepted.
  2. Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando, Huanle Zhang and Mo Li, “Pando: Fountain-Enabled Fast Data Dissemination with Constructive Interference”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking,  Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pages 820-833, April 2017. PDF
  3. Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando, and Mo Li, “Soft Hint Enabled Adaptive Visible Light Communication over Screen-Camera Links”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Pages 527-537, February 2017. PDF
  4. Zhenjiang Li, Wan Du*, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li, and Dapeng Oliver Wu, “From Rateless to Hopless”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pages 69-82, February 2017. PDF
  5. Wan Du, Zhenjiang Li, Jansen Christian Liando, and Mo Li, “From Rateless to Distanceless: Enabling Sparse Sensor Network Deployment in Large Areas”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 22, Issue 4, Pages 2498-2511, August 2016. PDF
  6. Wan Du, Zikun Xing, Mo Li, Bingsheng He, Lloyd Hock Chye Chua, and Haiyan Miao, “Sensor Placement and Measurement of Wind for Water Quality Studies in Urban Reservoirs”, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pages 41:1-41:27, March 2015. PDF
  7. Wan Du, Mo Li, and Jingsheng Lei, “CO-MAP: Improving Mobile Multiple Access Efficiency with Location Input”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, Issue 12, Pages 6643-6654, December 2014. PDF
  8. Wan Du, Fabien Mieyeville, David Navarro, Ian O’connor, and Laurent Carrel, “Modeling and Simulation of Networked Low-Power Embedded Systems: a Taxonomy”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2014:106. PDF
  9. Wan Du, David Navarro, and Fabien Mieyeville, “Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 Sensor Networks in Industrial Applications”, International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley , 28, Issue 10, Pages 1657–1674, 10 July 2015. PDF
  10. Fabien Mieyeville, Mohamed Ichchou, Gérard Scorletti, David Navarro and Wan Du, “Wireless Sensor Networks for Active Vibration Control in Automobile Structures”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 21, Issue 7, July 2012. PDF
  11. Wan Du, Fabien Mieyeville, David Navarro, and I. O’connor, “IDEA1: A Validated SystemC-based System-level Design and Simulation Environment for Wireless Sensor Networks,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2011:143. PDF

Conference Papers: (^ refers to the PhD students I mentored.)

  1. Huanle Zhang^, Wan Du, Pengfei Zhou, Mo Li, and  Prasant Mohapatra, “DopEnc: Acoustic-based Encounter Profiling Using Smartphones”, in ACM MobiCom, 2016. PDF
  2. Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando^, and Mo Li, “SoftLight: Adaptive Visual Light Communication over Screen-Camera Links”, in IEEE INFOCOM, 2016. PDF
  3. Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando^, Huanle Zhang^ and Mo Li, “When Pipelines Meet Fountain: Fast Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks”, in ACM SenSys, 2015. Best Paper AwardPDF
  4. Zhenjiang Li, Wan DuYuanqing ZhengMo Li, and Dapeng Oliver Wu, “From Rateless to Hopless”, in ACM MobiHoc, 2015. PDF
  5. Wan Du, Zhenjiang Li, Jansen Christian Liando^, and Mo Li, “From Rateless to Distanceless: Enabling Sparse Sensor Network Deployment in Large Areas”, in ACM SenSys, 2014. PDF
  6. Wan Du, Zikun Xing, Mo Li, Bingsheng He, Lloyd Hock Chye Chua, and Haiyan Miao, “Optimal Sensor Placement and Measurement of Wind for Water Quality Studies in Urban Reservoirs”, in ACM/IEEE IPSN, 2014. PDF
  7. Wan Du and Mo Li, “Harnessing Mobile Multiple Access Efficiency with Location Input”, in IEEE ICDCS, 2013.  PDF
  8. Wan Du, David Navarro, Fabien Mieyeville, and Ian O’connor, “IDEA1: A Validated System-level Simulator for Wireless Sensor Networks”, in MASS workshop WiSARN-Fall, 2011.  PDF
  9. Wan Du, Fabien Mieyeville, and David Navarro, “Modeling Energy Consumption of Wireless Sensor Network by SystemC”, in ICSNC, IEEE Press, 2010. Best Paper Award. PDF
  10. David Navarro, Wan Du, Fabien Mieyeville, and Frédéric Gaffiot, “A Complete System-level Behavioural Model for IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Network Simulations”, in IEEE ISCAS, 2010.
  11. Wan Du, David Navarro, Fabien Mieyeville, and Frédéric Gaffiot, “Towards a Taxonomy of Simulation Tools for Wireless Sensor Networks”, in ICST SIMUTools, 2010. PDF

            Demos:

  1. Wan DuMo Li, Zikun Xing, Bingsheng He, Lloyd Hock Chye Chua, Zhenjiang Li, Yuanqing Zheng, and Pengfei Zhou, “Demo Abstract: Wind Measurements for Water Quality Studies in Urban Reservoirs”, in IEEE SECON, 2014. Best Demo Award.

            Book Chapters:

  1. Fabien Mieyeville, David Navarro, Wan Du, and Mihai Galos, “Energy-Centric Simulation and Design Space Exploration for Wireless Sensor Networks”, Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends, CRC Press, Pages 215–252, 2012, Print ISBN: 978-1-4665-0606-0.

            Patents:

  1. Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando, Mo Li, Bingsheng He, “Methods and Systems for Wireless Transmission of Data between Network Nodes”, U.S. Patent Application 15/001,523, filed on 20 January 2016, Pending

SERVICES

TPC Members

  • 2018: INFOCOM, ICDCS, SECON, ICCCN, EWSN Demo and poster session.
  • 2017: ICDCS, ICPADS, EWSN Demo and poster session, IPSN Demo session.

Organization of Conferences or Workshops

External Reviewer of Grants

  • (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) NSERC’s 2018 Discovery Grant Competition.

AWARDS

  • IoT OpenInnov Challenge Winner, by ENGIE and SIGFOX, 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, ACM SenSys 2015, as the first author.
  • Best Demo Award, IEEE SECON 2014, as the first author.
  • Best Paper Award, ICSNC 2010, as the first author.

INVITED TALKS                          

  • University of Science and Technology of China, “Building Adaptive and Fast Networked Sensing Systems for Urban Cyber Physical Systems”, May 2017.
  • Fudan University, China, “Building Adaptive and Fast Networked Sensing Systems for Urban Cyber Physical Systems”, May 2017.
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, “Building Adaptive and Fast Networked Sensing Systems for Urban Cyber Physical Systems”, April 2017.
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA, “Building Adaptive and Fast Networked Sensing Systems for Urban Cyber Physical Systems”, April 2017.
  • University of Oxford, UK, “Building Networked Sensing Systems for Urban Cyber Physical Systems”, March 2017.
  • Imperial College London, UK, “Building Networked Sensing Systems for Cyber Physical Systems”, March 2017.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, “Building Adaptive and Efficient Systems for Networked Sensing”, February 2017.
  • TU Dortmund, Germany, “A Software-Defined Sensing System for Smart Water Management”, December 2016.
  • Dalian University of Technology, China, “Intelligent Sensing for Water Quality Studies of Reservoirs”, July 2016.
  • “When Pipelines Meet Fountain: Fast Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks”, the 10th ACM International Workshop on IoT and Cloud Computing, Wuxi, China, December 2015.