Zhisheng Yan
Assistant Professor
Suite 741, 25 Park PL NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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I am currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University. I lead the Mobile And Networked Systems Laboratory (MANSys) at GSU. My research interests include Mobile and IoT Systems, Immersive Computing, Wireless Networks, and HCI. I am especially interested in the networking and security issues of camera sensor based cyber-human systems, such as image, video and VR/AR systems.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. I worked with Dr. Chang Wen Chen for my dissertation. I also worked at Stanford University as a visiting researcher, hosted by Dr. Bernd Girod. I received my M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees from University of Science and Technology of China and Shandong University, respectively.

I am honored to receive several research awards, including NSF CRII Award, ACM SIGMM Best PhD Thesis Award, University at Buffalo CSE Best Dissertation Award, ACM HotMobile'18 Best Demo Award, University at Buffalo David M. Benenson Memorial Award, and IEEE HealthCom'14 Best Student Paper Runner-up.


  • [Service] 2020/11: Served in two NSF panels
  • [Award] 2020/10: Received the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • [Service] 2020/08: Invited to serve as the co-director for the Review Board of IEEE ComSoc MMTC
  • [Publication] 2020/07: Live 360 video streaming delay analysis (PDF) accepted by ACM MM 2020
  • [Service] 2020/06: Invited to serve as the publicity chair for CPSBigData (International Workshop on Big Data Analytics of Cyber-Physical Systems) 2020
  • [Award] 2020/04: Received the NSF CRII award on 360 video monitoring from NSF CISE
  • [Service] 2020/04: Invited to serve as the workshop co-chair for ACM MM 2020
  • [Activity] 2020/02: Invited to attend the CRA Career Mentoring Workshop
  • [Publication] 2020/01: VR authentication in head-mounted display (PDF) accepted by NDSS 2020
  • [Service] 2020/01: Co-Chair the TPC in systems and middleware area for ACM MM 2020
  • [Publication] 2019/12: Position paper on how to evaluate 360 video streaming (PDF) accepted by ACM HotMobile 2020
  • [Service] 2019/11: Served as a panelist for NSF
  • [Service] 2019/10: Co-Chair the TPC of 2020 International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT) to be held at Honolulu, Hawaii
  • [Award] 2019/09: Received the Intel AI DevCloud access and Neural Compute Stick 2 support for our video 360 research
  • [Activity] 2019/08: Invited to attend the NSF NeTS Early Career Workshop
  • [Publication] 2019/07: Our open-source 360 video saliency dataset is now available at GitHub. It can be used for viewport prediction, sphere-plane projection, video compression, etc.
  • [Service] 2019/06: Co-Chair the TPC of the Sixth National Workshop for REU Research in Networking and Systems (REUNS 2019)
  • [Activity] 2019/06: Gave an invited talk on "Detecting Panoramic Saliency for 360-degree Video Streaming" at ACM MM 2019 TPC Workshop
  • [Award] 2019/05: Three MANSys members (Anh, Jun and Shiqing) received the Travel Award from ACM to attend ACM MMSys 2019
  • [Publication] 2019/04: Measurement of YouTube 360° live video streaming (PDF) accepted by ACM NOSSDAV 2019
  • [Activity] 2019/04: Invited to attend the NSF CISE CAREER Workshop
  • [Service] 2019/03: Served as a panelist for NSF
  • [Award] 2019/02: Received the REU Site grant on immersive media computing from NSF CISE
  • [Service] 2019/02: Co-Chair the TPC in systems and middleware area for ACM MM 2019
  • [Publication] 2019/01: Two papers accepted by ACM MMSys 2019 -- real-time stitching for 360-degree videos (PDF) and 360-degree video saliency (PDF)
  • [Publication] 2018/12: Privacy-aware location based services (PDF) accepted by IEEE TMM
  • [Award] 2018/12: Received the Intel AI DevCloud and Movidius Neural Compute Stick support for our video 360 research
  • [Service] 2018/11: Co-Chair the TPC for IEEE CPSCom 2019
  • [Activity] 2018/10: Gave an invited talk on "Marrying Human Vision with Mobile Device for Mobile Media Consumption" at ACM MM 2018
  • [Award] 2018/08: PhD dissertation receives ACM SIGMM Best PhD Thesis Award
  • [Publication] 2018/06: 360 video head movement prediction by panoramic saliency (PDF) accepted by ACM MM'18
  • [Publication] 2018/06: Edge resource allocation for guaranteed video experience (PDF) accepted by IEEE TCSVT
  • [Publication] 2018/06: Scalable media access control (PDF) accepted by IEEE TMM
  • [Activity] 2018/05: Invited to attend the NSF Aspiring CSR PIs Workshop
  • [Activity] 2018/04: Invited to attend the NSF Workshop on Networked Virtual and Augmented Reality Communications
  • [Publication] 2018/03: Crowdsourced energy-efficient mobile video (PDF) accepted by IEEE TMC
  • [Award] 2018/02: Dark adaptation driven energy-efficient smartphone VR (PDF) wins Best Demo Award at ACM HotMobile'18.
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