LENS Lab

Director: Prof. Gang Zhou

Current Students/Scholars

  1. Woosub Jung (Ph.D. Student)
  2. Minglong Sun (Ph.D. student)
  3. Kenneth Koltermann (Ph.D. student)
  4. Andrew Lyubovsky (undergraduate student)
  5. Philip Ignatoff (undergraduate student)
  6. Jay Ford (undergraduate student)
  7. Tony Yang (undergraduate student)

Former Students/Scholars

—PhDs—

  1. Amanda Watson, Ph.D., May 2020, Dissertation Title: Wearable Technology for Healthcare and Athletic Performance, initial placement at University of Pennsylvania
  2. Shuangquan Wang, Ph.D., May 2020, Dissertation Title: Dietary Monitoring through Sensing Mastication Dynamics, initial placement at Salisbury University as an Assistant Professor
  3. Yongsen Ma, Ph.D., January 2020, Dissertation Title: Improving WiFi Sensing and Networking with Channel State Information, initial placement at Bosch Research, Sunnyvale, CA
  4. Hongyang Zhao, Ph.D., January 2020, Dissertation Title: Motion Sensors-based Human Behavior Recognition and Analysis, initial placement at Wish
  5. Kyle Wallace, Ph.D. (with Prof. Kun Sun), August 2018, Dissertation Title:  Understanding and Enriching Randomness Within Resource-Constrained Devices, initial placement at MITRE
  6. Qing Yang, Ph.D., January 2018, Dissertation Title: Exploiting Power for Smartphone Security and Privacy, initial placement at Gemalto
  7. Ge Peng, Ph.D., May 2017, Dissertation Title: Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Privacy Protection of Smart Devices, initial placement at Google
  8. David T. Nguyen, Ph.D., May 2016, Dissertation Title: Enhancing Mobile Device System Using Information from Users and Upper Layers, initial placement at Facebook (Research Scientist). In 2020, David and his wife created Mai Anh & David Nguyen Foundation that provides scholarship for international students.
  9. Daniel Graham, Ph.D., May 2016, Dissertation Title: Enhancing the Sensing Capabilities of Mobile and Embedded Systems, initial placement at Microsoft; now an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia
  10. Xin Qi, Ph.D., May 2015, Dissertation Title: Improving Context Recognition and Leveraging Context Awareness in Mobile Systems, initial placement at VMware
  11. Andrew Pyles, Ph.D., May 2013, Dissertation Title: Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings, initial placement at MITRE
  12. Zhen Ren, Ph.D. (with Prof. Haining Wang), August 2012, Dissertation Title: Towards Confident Body Sensor Networking, initial placement at Synopsys
  13. Matthew Keally, Ph.D., May 2012, Dissertation Title: A Learning-based Approach to Exploiting Sensing Diversity in Performance Critical Sensor Networks, initial placement at MITRE

—Visiting Scholars—

  1. Chen Chen, Visiting Scholar, Beijing Jiaotong University, 2020
  2. Yantao Li, Visiting Scholar, Southwest University, China, 2019
  3. Fang Wang, Visiting Scholar, Chinese Academy of Science, China, 2017
  4. Mingyan Xu, Visiting Scholar, National Digital Switching System Engineering and Technological R&D Center, China, 2017
  5. Haiming Chen, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China, 2016
  6. Yongfeng Wang, Visiting PhD student, Harbin Engineering University, China, 2016
  7. Shuangquan Wang, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China 2014
  8. Kun Liu, Visiting Scholar, Anhui Normal University, China, 2014
  9. 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. Luke McDevitt, NSF funded REU from Brown University, summer 2020
  2. Benjamin Powell, 2018 (Honors Thesis: Turning Detection in Sandbar Sharks through Accelerometer Data)
  3. Samhita Pendyal (2018-2019)
  4. Fei He, Bachelor, 2017
  5. Jeffery Buffkin, Bachelor, 2017
  6. Kevin Ji, Bachelor, 2013

Funded Research Projects

  1. National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01: SCH: Context-aware Freezing of Gait Mitigation in Real-world Setting
  2. Coastal Virginia Center for Cyber Innovation (COVA CCI): Securing IoT Devices through Power Side Channel Auditing and Privacy Preserved Convolutional Neural Networks
  3. National Science Foundation (NSF) CSR:EAGER: A Wearable Body Motion Sensing Platform Using Conductive Stretchable Fabric
  4. National Science Foundation (NSF) SaTC: Towards Energy-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Active Authentication of Smartphone Users
  5. Center For Innovative Technology (CIT): Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF): Reducing Smartphone Application Delay through Read/Write Isolation
  6. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA): Investigating Contextual H-MOG (Hand-movement, -orientation, and -grasp) as a New Modality for Continuous Authentication of Smartphone Users
  7. National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER: Exploiting Sensing Diversity and Conquering Communication Reality to Meet User Requirements in Performance-critical Wireless Sensor Networks
  8. National Science Foundation (NSF) CNS: EAGER: Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings
  9. National Science Foundation (NSF) CNS: Holistic Transparent Performance Assurance within the Crowded Spectrum
  10. National Science Foundation (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