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Signal and Image Processing Institute
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Update: I will join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) as Assistant Professor in Fall 2014.

Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Associate in the People-Aware Computing Lab led by Prof. Tanzeem Choudhury at Cornell University. My personal website at Cornell University is HERE.

Prospective Graduate Students: There are multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions available starting in Fall 2014 semester. If you are interested in joining my research group, please email me at mizhang AT cornell DOT edu.

Research Interests

My research interests and efforts span the areas of Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing, Embedded Systems, Machine Learning, Multimodal Sensing and Computation, Virtual Reality, and Smart Homes.

I am particularly interested in developing intelligent embedded sensing and ubiquitous computing technologies with a special focus on healthcare applications. This fits well with a fascinating and fast-evolving research field referred to as Mobile Health (mHealth), which is revolutionizing our current healthcare industry. My research efforts cover the entire spectrum of research in this field: from building embedded sensing and mobile computing systems, to designing intelligent machine learning and pattern recognition techniques, to developing novel computing applications, and evaluating those applications through real-world deployment studies to realize the vision of patient-centric personalized healthcare.

For more information about my research work, please visit my Research and Publications pages.

About Me

I completed my Ph.D. in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. My advisor is Prof. Alexander A. Sawchuk. Before coming to USC, I received my B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science as a Distinguished Honor Graduate from Peking University, Beijing, China in 2006.

I am a member of Eta-Kappa-Nu (HKN) Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. In summer 2010, I was a research intern with Qualcomm Research Center (QRC), San Diego, where I worked on context modeling and human activity recognition technologies to build the next generation Context-Aware Smartphones for personalized healthcare.

The Word Cloud of my research work