Wei Gao

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Pittsburgh. I am also an affiliated faculty member of the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine at University of Pittsburgh. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012, and my bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2005. I am a NSF CAREER Award recipient in 2016.

My research focuses on the design, analysis, measurement and implementation of mobile, embedded and networked systems, as well as these systems' applications in Internet of Things and Smart Health. I have strong interests in unveiling analytical principles underneath practical problems, designing systems based on these principles, and implementing and deploying these systems in practice. My research areas mainly include the following:

Note: I am currently looking for strong and self-motivated students with an interest in the above areas. If you are interested in my research and working with me, please send me email with your CV and transcripts. You can find more details about my research here, and a list of my recent publications here.

Contact Information

1205 Benedum Hall
3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Email: weigao (at) pitt (dot) edu
Phone: (412) 383-4422

News

August 2020: Our paper, SpiroSonic: Monitoring Human Lung Function via Acoustic Sensing on Commodity Smartphones, has been accepted for publication at the 2020 International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom). This is collaborative work with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and could potentially contribute to in-home evaluation of COVID-19 risks.

May 2020: We have been exploiting the power of modern mobile computing technologies to fight again COVID-19. Our new project of using commodity smartphones for early-stage COVID-19 diagnosis has been funded by NSF, and was reported by several news media internationally. [WGN TV, Daily Mail, News Medical, Medical Express, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

March 2020: Our paper, MagHacker: Eavesdropping on Stylus Pen Writing via Magnetic Sensing from Commodity Mobile Devices, has been accepted for publication at the 2020 ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys).

December 2019: Our paper, StarLego: Enabling Custom Physical-Layer Wireless over Commodity Devices, has been accepted for publication at the 2020 International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile).

September 2019: Our paper, EasyPass: Combating IoT Delay with Multiple Access Wireless Side Channels, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 Int'l Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), and received the Best Paper Award at the conference. [Media coverage: AllAboutCircuits, Pitt Engineering News, IoTTechNews]

August 2019: I am invited to serve on the TPC of HotMobile 2020.

January 2019: Our paper, DeltaVR: Achieving High-Performance Mobile VR Dynamics through Pixel Reuse, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), and will be presented during the CPSWeek 2019.

December 2018: Our paper, The Computing Landscape of the 21 Century, a collaborative work with Mahadev Satyanarayanan and Brandon Lucia at Carnegie Mellon University, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile). This paper envisions the evolvement of computing systems in the future decades. Check it here.

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