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PI: Shijia Pan (CV, Google scholarORCID)

Dr. Shijia Pan is an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. She received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Her research interests include cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and ubiquitous computing. She worked in multiple disciplines and focused on self-assessing and self-adaptive heterogeneous cyber-physical systems for accurate human information inference. 

Graduate Students


Zhizhang Hu, UC Merced

(2020/08 - present) 

Zhizhang has an interdisciplinary background: mechanical engineering, building science, and data science. He received his Master's degree from the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in May 2020. His research interests include data mining for time-series sensor data streams, machine learning, deep learning, and non-intrusive behavior monitoring. Zhizhang joined the lab as a PhD student in 2020 fall.

Tools/datasets from Zhizhang:

  • Footstep-induced floor vibration benchmark dataset: link

  • Feature-label information dependency metric: link

Summer Research Internship

  • Amazon Science (2022)

  • Amazon Science (2023)


Shubham Rohal, UC Merced

(2021/01 - present)

Shubham is a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of California, Merced since 2021 summer. His research interest includes Machine Learning, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Computer Vision. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. 

Summer Research Internship

  • AiFi Inc. (2021)


Yue Zhang, UC Merced

(2021/09 - present) 

Yue received his Master's degree and Bachelor's degree in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2019 and 2016. His research interests include sensor networks, embedded systems, and indoor human information acquisition. He is a J-1 Visiting Scholar since the fall of 2019 and joins the lab as a PhD student in the 2021 fall. 

Summer Research Internship

  • AiFi Inc. (2021)

  • Futurewei (2023)

Tools/datasets from Yue:

  • Footstep-induced floor vibration benchmark dataset: link

  • Vibration signal simulator doc: link

Undergraduate/High School Research Interns

Shreya Shriram, UC Merced (2021/07 - present)

Asiyah Awais, UC Berkeley (2022/06 - present)

Former Supervised Students

J-1 Visiting Scholar

  • Yue Zhang, UC Merced (2019/09 - 2021/05)

​Graduate Students​​

  • Ronald Chitauro, CMU (2021/08 - 2021/10)

  • Rahul Sidramappa Hoskeri, UC Merced (2020 summer, fall)

  • Laixi Shi, CMU (2019 spring - 2020 spring)

  • Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram, UC Merced (2019 fall)

  • Di An, UC Merced (2019 fall)

Undergraduate Students

  • Abdias Tellez Benitez, UC Merced (2021/09 - 2022/12)

  • Brandon Kieng, UC Merced (2022/06 - 2022/08)

  • Dong Yoon Lee, UC Irvine (2020/11 - 2022/06)

  • Charison Gill-Branion (2022/02 - 2022/05)

  • Mauricio Alvarez Leon,  UC Merced (2021/10 - 2021/12)
  • Jerry Wu,  UC Merced (2021/09 - 2021/12)

  • Francisco Lira, UC Merced (2021 summer)

  • Anthony Sainez, UC Merced (2020 summer)

  • Lixing He, UESTC/UC Berkeley (2020 spring, summer)

High School Students 

  • Winston Iskandar, Mira Costa High School (2022/06 - 2022/08)

  • Melody Hu, KIPP San Jose Collegiate (2021/06 - 2021/08)

  • Nikhil Pitta, Monta Vista High School (2020/06 - 2020/09)

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