About GSU, CS Department and Atlanta

  • GSU is ranked top 99 in USA by Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2018 . Times ranking focuses only on Research, Teaching, and Student Employment, which is in contrast to US News & World Report ranking that considers other non-academic factors (e.g., athletes and donations).
  • GSU is ranked as a Carnegie R1 university with highest research activities, one of the 115 universities in the nation.
  • GSU's CS Program is ranked among the Best in the Southeast by latest National Research Council ranking.
  • GSU's CS Program is ranked 90th by Scholar Ranking that is based on research citations.
  • Atlanta is ranked as the top 10 best city to study in the USA by QS Univeristy Ranking 2017. Atlanta has an outstanding job market since more than 400 Fortune 500 companies have a branch in Atlanta.
  • About Our Group

    We are currently an energetic group of 1 faculty member, 3 PhDs, 4 Masters and 2 undergraduates. We are looking for 1-2 more PhDs, 1-2 more Masters, and 1-2 more undergraduates. We have active collaborations with leading institutions in both academia, such as Stanford, SUNY Buffalo, Hong Kong Polytech, etc., and industry, such as Intel, Cisco, Dolby, Huawei, etc. We are also enjoying the natural advantages of locating in Atlanta for VR/AR and IoT research. CMII is a newly-launched university research center that focuses on creative media research and we are actively working with CMII on our research. Atlanta is the third largest media center in the US. There are tons of companies and employment/internship opportunities on related areas. Furthermore, as the largest city in the southeast, there is a big need to push the Smart City and IoT initiative in Atlanta, which again makes our pervasive sensing research more attractive and significant in GSU.

    Interested in Working on Research with Me?

    First learn about my current research, completed projects and publications.

    I am always looking for undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students who are interested in Mobile Systems and/or Machine Learning to work with me. My research goal is to ultimately advance human experience and capabilities. Revolving around this objective, my current research projects focus on emerging applications such as virtual reality, mobile computer vision, and IoT pervasive sensing.

    The typical flow of the research in my group are as follows. We will first analyze the real-world data or process the human-related signals that are collected/sensed in the target system. We will then design dynamic adaptive algorithms to control the system action based upon the processed/predicted results. Finally, we will build the software system using the proposed algorithms to enforce the intelligent system operation. Some short-term projects may not involve all steps of the above process.

    My advising philosophy is to help the students to find their strength and guide them toward their career goals. When a student joins my group, the first critical task for us is to identify appropriate projects together that both parties have the genuine motivation to work on. We will then work closely to understand the state-of-art, propose our design, and validate our ideas. Finally, if everything goes smoothly, we will publish the research results and I will promote my students' work to academic/industry community and help them to develop their careers.

    For prospective students, one of the most important traits that I expect is work reliability, i.e., whether or not one can get things done and consistently progress at a sustainable pace. Considering my research in applied computer science, the other most important trait that supports the work reliability is programming skills. In terms of knowledge background, experience in one or more areas in mobile computing, machine learning, networking, signal processing, computer vision, or human-computer interaction is preferred.

    If you are interested, please feel free to contact me and attach anything that can show your match with my group.