Liang He  

Liang (Larry) He

Research Fellow
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
E-mail: lianghe@umich.edu
Address:2260 Hayward St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121
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I'm currently a Research Fellow at The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI, USA, with Prof. Kang G. Shin. Before joining UMich, I worked as a Research Scientist at Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, with Dr. Yu (Jason) Gu. I have also worked at University of Victoria, BC, Cananda, as a research assistant with Prof. Jianping Pan. I obtained my Ph.D. in Nankai University under supervision of Prof. Jingdong Xu and Prof. Jianping Pan. My current research mainly focuses on the cognitive battery management from a cyber-physical perspective. I'm a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.

I moved to University of Colorado Denver. Please refer to here for the most updated information.

News

  • [08/2017] One paper on WiFi fingerprinting is accepted by IEEE TMC.
  • [07/2017] Serve on the TPC for ACM/IEEE ICCPS'18.
  • [07/2017] One paper on rate-adaptive Zigbee is accepted by IEEE ICNP'17.
  • [06/2017] Received the Best Poster Award at ACM MobiSys'17.
  • [06/2017] Attended ACM MobiSys'17 and gave a talk on iCharge.
  • [06/2017] One US provisional patent on battery management is filed.
  • [04/2017] One poster on mobile phone charging is accepted by ACM MobiSys'17.
  • [04/2017] Attended IEEE/ACM ICCPS'17 and gave a talk on battery health estimation.
  • [04/2017] One US provisional patent on battery management is filed.
  • [03/2017] One international PCT patent on battery management is filed.
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Research Interests

  • Cyber-physical systems and IoTs
  • Cognitive battery management
  • Mobile computing and systems

Selected Publication (Full List)

  • Peer-reviewed conference papers

    1. [ICNP'17] Mrs.Z: Improving ZigBee Throughput via Multi-Rate Transmission.
      Yifeng Cao, Linghe Kong, Liang He, Guihai Chen, Min-You Wu, and Tian He.
      The 25th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017.

    2. [MobiSys'17] iCharge: User-Interactive Charging of Mobile Devices.
      Liang He, Yu-Chih Tung, and Kang G. Shin.
      The 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, Niagara Falls, NY, USA, 2017. [PDF][Video]

    3. [ICCPS'17] Battery State-of-Health Estimation for Mobile Devices.
      Liang He, Eugene Kim, Kang G. Shin, Guozhu Meng, and Tian He.
      The ACM/IEEE 8th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2017. [PDF]

    4. [RTSS'16 (CPS Track)] Offline Guarantee and Online Management of Power Demand and Supply in Cyber-Physical Systems.
      Eugene Kim, Jinkyu Lee, Liang He, Youngmoon Lee, and Kang G. Shin.
      The 37nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Porto, Portugal, 2016.

    5. [e-Energy'16] Resting Weak Cells to Improve Battery Packs' Capacity Delivery via Reconfiguration.
      Liang He, Sunmin Kim, and Kang G. Shin.
      The 7th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, Waterloo, Canada, 2016. [PDF]

    6. [ICCPS'16] ∗-Aware Charging of Lithium-ion Battery Cells.
      Liang He, Sunmin Kim, and Kang G. Shin.
      The ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Vienna, Austria, 2016. [PDF]

    7. [ICCPS'15] SHARE: SoH-Aware Reconfiguration to Enhance Deliverable Capacity of Large-Scale Battery Packs.
      Liang He, Yu Gu, Cong Liu, Ting Zhu, and Kang G. Shin.
      The ACM/IEEE 6th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Seattle, USA, 2015. [PDF]

    8. [ICDCS'15] Privacy-Preserving Compressive Sensing for Crowdsensing based Trajectory Recovery.
      Linghe Kong, Liang He, Xiaoyang Liu, Yu Gu, Min-You Wu, and Xue Liu.
      The 35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2015.

    9. [ECRTS'15] A Computation Offloading Framework for Soft Real-Time Embedded Systems.
      Yuchuan Liu, Cong Liu, Xia Zhang, Wei Gao, Liang He, Yu Gu.
      The 27th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, Lund, Sweden, 2015.

    10. [MOBIHOC'14] ESync: An Energy Synchronized Charging Protocol for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Lingkun Fu, Likun Zheng, Yu Gu, Peng Cheng, Jiming Chen, and Jianping Pan.
      The 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2014. [PDF]

    11. [ICCPS'14] Reconfiguration-Assisted Charging in Large-Scale Lithium-ion Battery Systems.
      Liang He, Linghe Kong, Siyu Lin, Shaodong Ying, Yu Gu, Tian He, and Cong Liu.
      The 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Berlin, Germany, April, 2014. [PDF]

    12. [INFOCOM'14] Mobile-to-Mobile Energy Replenishment in Mission-Critical Robotic Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Peng Cheng, Yu Gu, Jianping Pan, Ting Zhu, and Cong Liu.
      The 33rd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communnications, Toronto, Canada, April, 2014. [PDF]

    13. [INFOCOM'14] A Parallel Identification Protocol for RFID Systems.
      Linghe Kong, Liang He, Yu Gu, Min-You Wu, and Tian He.
      The 33rd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'14), Toronto, Canada, April, 2014.

    14. [ICNP'14] Exploiting Sender-based Link Correlation in Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Junghyun Jun, Long Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, and Ting Zhu.
      The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, The Research Triangle, NC, October, 2014.

    15. [ECRTS'14] Analysis Techniques for Supporting Harmonic Real-Time Tasks with Suspensions.
      Cong Liu, Jian-jia Chen, Liang He, and Yu Gu.
      The 26th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, Madrid, Spain, Junly, 2014.

    16. [GLOBECOM'14 Best Paper Candidate] Optimal Reader Location for Collision-Free Communication in WRSN.
      Yuelong Tian, Peng Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, and Jiming Chen.
      The 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'14), Austin, TX, USA, 2014.

    17. [QShine'14 Best Paper Award] Exploiting Time of Charge to Achieve Collision-Free Communications in WRSN.
      Yuelong Tian, Peng Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, and Jiming Chen.
      The 10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, Rhodes, Greece, August, 2014.

    18. [RTSS'13 (CPS Track)] Exploring Adaptive Reconfiguration to Optimize Energy Efficiency in Large-Scale Battery Systems.
      Liang He, Lipeng Gu, Linghe Kong, Yu Gu, Cong Liu, and Tian He.
      The 34th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, December, 2013. [PDF]

    19. [INFOCOM'12] Evaluating Service Disciplines for Mobile Elements in Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Zhe Yang, Jianping Pan, Lin Cai, and Jingdong Xu.
      The 31st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Orlando, USA, 2012. [PDF]

    20. [GLOBECOM'11 Best Paper Award] Analysis on Data Collection with Multiple Mobile Elements in Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Jianping Pan, and Jingdong Xu.
      The 2011 IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM'11), Houston, USA, Dec. 2011.

    21. [WCSP'11 Best Paper Award] Adaptive Mobility-Assisted Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Jun Tao, Jianping Pan, and Jingdong Xu.
      The 2011 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (IEEE WCSP'11), Nanjing, China, Nov. 2011.

  • Peer-reviewed journal papers

    1. [TMC] Low-Overhead WiFi Fingerprinting.
      Junghyun Jun, Liang He*, Yu Gu, et al.,
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, in press.

    2. [TSG] SoH-Aware Reconfiguration in Battery Packs.
      Liang He, Zhe Yang, Yu Gu, Cong Liu, Tian He, and Kang G. Shin.
      IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, in press. [PDF]

    3. [TMC] Battery-Aware Mobile Data Service.
      Liang He, Guozhu Meng, Yu Gu, Cong Liu, Jun Sun, Ting Zhu, Yang Liu, and Kang G. Shin.
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1544-1558, 2017. [PDF]

    4. [TVT] Transmit Power Control for D2D Underlaid Cellular Networks Based on Statistical Features.
      Peng Sun, Kang G. Shin, Hailin Zhang, and Liang He.
      IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 66, No. 5, pp. 4110-4119, 2017

    5. [TCPS] A Case Study on Improving Capacity Delivery of Battery Packs via Reconfiguration.
      Liang He, Sunmin Kim, and Kang G. Shin.
      ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, Vol. 1, No. 2, Feb. 2017. [PDF]

    6. [TSG] RAC: Reconfiguration-Assisted Charging in Large-Scale Lithium-ion Battery Systems.
      Liang He, Linghe Kong, Siyu Lin, Shaodong Ying, Yu Gu, Tian He, and Cong Liu.
      IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2016. [PDF]

    7. [TVT] ESync: Energy Synchronized Mobile Charging in Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Lingkun Fu, Liang He, Peng Cheng, Yu Gu, Jianping Pan, and Jiming Chen.
      IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 7415-7431, 2016.

    8. [TMC] Evaluating the On-Demand Mobile Charging in Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Linghe Kong, Yu Gu, Jianping Pan, and Ting Zhu.
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol.14, No. 9, pp. 1861-1875, 2015. [PDF]

    9. [TITS] Design of a Mobile Charging Service for Electric Vehicles in an Urban Environment.
      Shisheng Huang, Liang He, Yu Gu, Kristin Wood, and Saif Benjaafar.
      IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 787-798, 2015.

    10. [TMC] Evaluating Service Disciplines for On-Demand Mobile Data Collection in Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Zhe Yang, Jianping Pan, Lin Cai, Jingdong Xu, and Yu Gu.
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 797-810, 2014. [PDF]

    11. [TWC] Temperature-Assisted Clock Synchronization and Self-Calibration for Sensor Networks.
      Zhe Yang, Liang He*, Lin Cai, and Jianping Pan.
      IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 3419-3429, 2014.

    12. [TC] Opportunistic Flooding in Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks with Unreliable Links.
      Shuo Guo, Liang He*, Yu Gu, Bo Jiang, and Tian He.
      IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 63, No. 11, pp. 2787-2802, 2014.

    13. [TECS] Achieving Energy Synchronized Communication in Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Yu Gu, Liang He*, Ting Zhu, and Tian He.
      ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Vol. 13, No. 68, 2014.

    14. [TMC] A Progressive Approach to Reducing Data Collection Latency in Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Elements.
      Liang He, Jianping Pan, and Jingdong Xu.
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 1308-1320, 2013. [PDF]

  • Demos and posters

    1. [MobiSys'17 Best Poster Award] Charge My Phone As I Instruct.
      Liang He, Yu-Chih Tung, and Kang G. Shin
      The 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, Niagara Falls, NY, USA, 2017.

    2. [MobiHoc'14 Demo] An Energy Synchronized Charging Protocol for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Lingkun Fu, Hao Liu, Liang He, Yu Gu, Peng Cheng, and Jiming Chen.
      In The 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2014.

    3. [RTSS@WORK'13] Reconfiguration-based Energy Optimization in Battery Systems: a Testbed Prototype.
      Liang He, Shaodong Ying and Yu Gu
      In The 34th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, December, 2013.

    4. [SenSys'13 Demo] Exploring Smartphone-based Participatory Computing to Improve Pervasive Surveillance.
      Zheng Dong, Banghui Lu, Liang He, Peng Cheng, Yu Gu and Lu Fang.
      In the 11th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor System, Rome, Italy, November, 2013.

    5. [SENSYS'12 POSTER] Energy Synchronized Charging in Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Yu Gu, and Tian He.
      The 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Toronto, Canada, 2012.

Selected awards and honors

  • Best Poster Award, ACM MobiSys'17.
  • Best Paper Award Candidate, IEEE GLOBECOM'14. (50 out of 2,171 submissions)
  • Best Paper Award, EAI QShine'14.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE GLOBECOM'11. (14 out of 2,923 submissions)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE WCSP'11. (10 out of 692 submissions)

Education and Professional Appointments

  • Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US
  • Research Scientist, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Research Assistant, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • B.Eng. in Computer Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Professional services

  • Editorship
    • Guest Editor, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
  • Organizing Committee Membership
    • Publicity Co-Chair, The 7th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN 2013-SPRING)
    • Publicity Co-Chair, The 6th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN 2012-Fall)
I also served as the reviewer for over 30 conferences and 40 journals.
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