LENS Lab

Director: Prof. Gang Zhou

Current Students/Scholars

  1. Amanda Watson (Ph.D. student)
  2. Shuangquan Wang (Ph.D. student)
  3. Hongyang Zhao (Ph.D. student)
  4. Yongsen Ma (Ph.D. student)
  5. George Simmons (Ph.D. student)
  6. Woosub Jung (Ph.D. Student, with Prof. Xiaojing Liao)
  7. Kyle Wallace (Ph.D. student, with Prof. Kun Sun)
  8. Yantao Li (visiting scholar, Southwest University, China)

Former Students/Scholars

—PhDs—

  1. Qing Yang, Ph.D., January 2018, Thesis Title: Exploiting Power for Smartphone Security and Privacy
  2. Ge Peng, Ph.D., May 2017, Thesis Title: Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Privacy Protection of Smart Devices, initial placement at Google
  3. David T. Nguyen, Ph.D., May 2016, Thesis Title: Enhancing Mobile Device System Using Information from Users and Upper Layers, initial placement at Facebook (Research Scientist)
  4. Daniel Graham, Ph.D., May 2016, Thesis Title: Enhancing the Sensing Capabilities of Mobile and Embedded Systems, initial placement at Microsoft
  5. Xin Qi, Ph.D., May 2015, Thesis Title: Improving Context Recognition and Leveraging Context Awareness in Mobile Systems, initial placement at VMware
  6. Andrew Pyles, Ph.D., May 2013, Thesis Title: Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings, initial placement at MITRE
  7. Zhen Ren, Ph.D. (collaborated with Prof. Haining Wang), August 2012, Thesis Title: Towards Confident Body Sensor Networking, initial placement at Synopsys
  8. Matthew Keally, Ph.D., May 2012, Thesis Title: A Learning-based Approach to Exploiting Sensing Diversity in Performance Critical Sensor Networks, initial placement at MITRE

—Visiting Scholars—

  1. Fang Wang, Visiting Scholar, Chinese Academy of Science, China, 2017
  2. Mingyan Xu, Visiting Scholar, National Digital Switching System Engineering and Technological R&D Center, China, 2017
  3. Haiming Chen, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China, 2016
  4. Yongfeng Wang, Visiting PhD student, Harbin Engineering University, China, 2016
  5. Shuangquan Wang, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China 2014
  6. Kun Liu, Visiting Scholar, Anhui Normal University, China, 2014
  7. Yantao Li, Visiting Ph.D. student, Chongqing University, China, 2012

—Masters—

  1. Xiaoran Peng, Master, 2018
  2. Aaron Wells, Master, 2017
  3. Leigh Garbs, Master, 2016
  4. Amanda Watson, Master, 2016, stay for Ph.D.
  5. Steven Walker, Master, 2016
  6. Kyle Wallace, Master, 2014, stay for Ph.D.
  7. Conner Kasten, Master, 2013
  8. Bruce Cutler, Master, 2013
  9. Daniel Leong, Master, 2012
  10. Robert Thompson, Master, 2010
  11. George Simmons, Master, 2010, stay for Ph.D.
  12. Andrew Pyles, Master, 2010, stay for Ph.D.
  13. Matthew Keally, Master, 2008, stay for Ph.D.

—Bachelors—

  1. Benjamin Powell, 2018 (Honors Thesis: Turning Detection in Sandbar Sharks through Accelerometer Data)
  2. Fei He, Bachelor, 2017
  3. Jeffery Buffkin, Bachelor, 2017
  4. Kevin Ji, Bachelor, 2013

Funded Research Projects

  1. NSF SaTC: Towards Energy-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Active Authentication of Smartphone Users
  2. CIT CRCF: Reducing Smartphone Application Delay through Read/Write Isolation
  3. DARPA: Investigating Contextual H-MOG (Hand-movement, -orientation, and -grasp) as a New Modality for Continuous Authentication of Smartphone Users
  4. NSF CAREER: Exploiting Sensing Diversity and Conquering Communication Reality to Meet User Requirements in Performance-critical Wireless Sensor Networks
  5. NSF CNS: EAGER: Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings
  6. NSF CNS: Holistic Transparent Performance Assurance within the Crowded Spectrum
  7. NSF IHCS: Multi-scale QoS for Body Sensor Networks

Why pursue a degree at William & Mary?

  1. Founded in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the U.S. Although Harvard began operation first, William & Mary’s antecedents actually predate those of the Massachusetts institution.
  2. Four US Presidents benefited from educational programs offered by the College: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler.
  3. William & Mary ranked 32nd overall in national rankings and the College maintained its spot as the sixth-best public university in the country, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. William & Mary is one of the 8 Public Ivy universities.
  4. The College’s student/faculty ratio of 11/1 is the lowest among the top public universities–and comparable to those at the nation’s top 25 schools. In addition, nearly 50 percent of William & Mary’s classes have fewer than 20 students.
  5. More W&M ranking information can be found here.

Research Facilities

  • The College of William and Mary hosts the SciClone heterogeneous computing cluster.
  • The Computer Science Department hosts a large number of Linux/Windows/Macintosh workstations and servers.
  • The LENS lab hosts the following wireless and sensor devices:
Agilent Scope

Agilent Scope

Power Supply

Power Supply

Power Monitor

Power Monitor

DAQ

DAQ

Emotive Neuroheadset

Neuroheadset

Google Glass

Google Glass

Security Camera

Security Camera

Echo Dot

Echo Dot

Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3

Intel Galileo

Intel Galileo

Smart Wristband

Smartband

Smartwatch

Smartwatch

Smartphone

Smartphone

Google Tablet

Tablet

Laptop

Laptop

IRIS Mote

IRIS Mote

IBM Sensor

IBM Sensor

Shimmer Sensor

Shimmer Sensor