MSU CSE Colloquium Series 2018-2019: Mo Li

Sensing with WiFi – the theory, practice, challenges, and limits

Dr. Mo Li
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
12 PM - 1 PM
EB 3105

This talk will introduce the theory and practice of using wireless signals for sensing and profiling the environment dynamics from signal processing’s point of view. The talk will review the state-of-the-art research results that have advanced the field of study and discuss the challenges and limits when applying commodity WiFi devices for various environments and application purposes. The talk will also introduce our recent efforts in building generic platforms and tools for WiFi sensing including the most recent tools for CSI collection, antenna array that were developed by my group.


Dr. Mo Li is an Associate Professor from Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2004, and PhD's degree from HKUST in 2010 respectively. Dr. Li has been working in areas of wireless sensing and networking, IoT for smart cities and urban informatics. Over the past few years, Dr. Li has published papers in journals and conferences in the field which have received over 6000 citations. Dr. Li has been on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Internet of Things, and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He served the technical program committee member for major conferences in computer system and networking, including MobiCom, MobiSys, SenSys, INFOCOM, etc. Dr. Li was recently elected Asia Pacific Best Young Researcher by IEEE Communication Society, for his contributions to building networked and distributed sensing systems. He received Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator) in 2016, a prestigious recognition to his research excellence by NTU.

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