The number of everyday smart devices (e.g., Nest, Notion, Samsung SmartThings) is projected to grow to the billions in the coming decade. The Cyber-Physical Systems or Internet of Things systems that consist of these devices obtain human information for various smart applications.
From the system perspective, my research focuses on non-intrusive human information acquisition through ambient sensing. Due to the complexity of the physical world, sensing data distributions can change significantly under different sensing conditions. Therefore, from the data perspective, my research addresses the challenges of limited labeled data by combining physical and data-driven knowledge to model the change.
UC Merced is located between Silicon Valley and beautiful Yosemite National Park, allowing us to work closely with our industrial collaborators.