Yuanteng (Jeff) Pei
Yuanteng (Jeff) Pei (裴元腾) received his Ph.D. in computer science in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University in 2011.
Jeff joined the cloud group in eBay (San Jose, CA) as a senior software engineer upon graduation.
At MSU, Jeff is a member in the Experimental Laboratory for Advanced Networking and Systems(eLANS) lab.
Jeff received his B.Eng. degree in Software Engineering from Int'l School of Software (Here is a list of his friends and alumni pursuing grad. study in the U.S. and Canada), Wuhan University. He has been attending City University of Hong Kong as an exchange student in Department of Computer Science. Even before that, he has been a high school graduate from Beijing No.4 High School in China.
Ph.D. STUDY: Jeff concentrates on computer networks and is advised by Professor and Chair Dr. Matt Mutka. Leveraging algorithmic and graph-theoretic tools, he proposed several schemes to improve bandwidth and reduce latency in real-time video/audio transmissions in mobile wireless networks.
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE (Managers Recommendations for (1)(2)(3) are all available at his LinkedIn profile):
(1) A software intern at Epic (Verona, WI) on telemedicine in patient web portal MyChart.
(2) A software intern at TouchTown Inc. (Oakmont, PA) on indoor localization in wireless mesh networks.
(3) A joint R&D project by PPG Industries (Fortune 200) and MSU on networked multi-camera surveillance and tracking.
• With Epic (1), Jeff served as the single recipient (1/21) of both (i) Creative Intern Project Award and (ii) Best Presentation Award in all intern projects evaluation by head of R&D and senior managers.
Network perspective: Controlled and coordinated mobility model to support Quality of Service (QoS) for real-time multimedia transmission in wireless mobile networks; Importance of mobility pattern in network QoS.
Robotics perspective: Bandwidth/QoS aware multi-robot motion planning, remote sensing and control, and real-time multimedia stream aggregation.
Keywords: Multi-robot real-time exploration, bandwidth aware relay placement, online relay deployment for remote sensing, flow-constrained Steiner Minimum Tree, precedence constrained multi-traveling salesman, set cover, Steiner connected dominating set (S-CDS), and A* search.
- Dr. Matt W. Mutka
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University.
Dr. Mutka was also a major contributor to the Condor project when he was at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
DCOSS 11': Online relay deployment for remote sensing.
- Remote sensing, control, and teleoperation of multiple mobile robots
- Bandwidth/QoS-aware multi-robot coordination and control
- Real-time data transmission and Quality of Service(QoS) in coordinated mobile networks
- Interdependence of communication and mobility
- Communication and area-exploration of multi-robot system
- Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)
His Major Research Explained
- Setting: Considering you become the operator/hero to rescue victims in the Japan earthquake with the ability to remote control a robot team to explore the risky unknown area.
- Problem: How to design an exploration (path planning) strategy to (i) let the robots efficiently search the unknown area while (ii) the bandwidth-consuming real-time video/audio streams from robots are transmitted back smoothly to the base station as robots are moving forward.
- Why Interesting?: Find out here in an award-winning poster.
- Yuanteng Pei and Matt W. Mutka, “STARS: Static Relays for Remote Sensing in Multi-Robot Real-time Search and Monitoring”, to appear in Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS).
- Yuanteng Pei and Matt W. Mutka, “Steiner Traveler: Relay Deployment for Remote Sensing in Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Exploration”, in 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 2012. [PDF]
- Yuanteng Pei and Matt W. Mutka, “Joint Bandwidth-Aware Relay Placement and Routing in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”, in IEEE 17th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2011), Tainan, Taiwan, Dec. 2011. [PDF]
- Yuanteng Pei and Matt W. Mutka, “Real-Time Stream Aggregation for Area Exploration in Heterogeneous Range and Rate Wireless Robot Networks”, in 12th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2011), Lucca, Italy, June. 2011.
- Yuanteng Pei and Matt W. Mutka, “STARS: Static Relays for Multi-Robot Real-time Search and Monitoring”, in 7th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2011), Barcelona, Spain, June 2011. [PDF]
- Yuanteng Pei, Matt W. Mutka, and Ning Xi, “Connectivity and Bandwidth Aware Real-Time Exploration in Mobile Robot Networks”, in Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal (WCM). [URL] [PDF]
- Yuanteng Pei, Matt W. Mutka, and Ning Xi, “Coordinated Multi-Robot Real-Time Exploration With Connectivity and Bandwidth Awareness”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 2010. [PDF]
- Yuanteng Pei, Fernando Cintron, Matt W. Mutka, Jianguo Zhao, and Ning Xi, “Hopping Sensor Relocation in Rugged Terrains”, 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 2009. [PDF] (Friend Jiangou Zhao invented awesome tiny steerable jumping robots (as hopping sensors): check out their video and IEEE Spectrum Articles: Article I and Article II.)
- Yuanteng Pei, Matt W. Mutka, and Ning Xi, “Coordinated Multi-Robot Real-Time Exploration With Connectivity and Bandwidth Awareness”, First Place (1/45), Best Poster Competition, Graduate Research Poster Workshop 2010, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. [PDF] The posters were judged by an external experts who rated them according to research contribution, presentation and potential impact of the field. [CSE News] [CSE Gallery]
PPG Industries (Fortune 200) under co-supervision of Dr. Matt Mutka (CSE Dept. Chairperson, University Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient 10', Senior IEEE member) and Dr. Ning Xi (University Distinguished Professor at MSU, MSU University Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient 08', Head and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dept. at City University of Hong Kong, IEEE Fellow) at Lab for Robotics and Automation in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSU. Jeff has rewritten the whole client system in C++ MFC by using networked encoder/decoder card library and new Matrox Image Library. Besides, he has built C++ MFC style multi-threading server/client socket communication component. In addition, he improved the system's reliability of previous work to meet industry's stringent reliability requirement.
From 05/2010 to 08/2010, Jeff took a software intern on indoor localization at Touchtown Inc., Oakmont, PA. Jeff developed Zigbee (802.15.4) received signal strength (RSS) based indoor Real-Time Location System (RTLS) by multi-story aware hypothesis and test algorithms, which improved accuracy by 25% considering practical constraints for senior living community. Besides, he successfully integrated and deployed the system and measured localization accuracy at Willows of Presbyterian SeniorCare (Oakmont, PA), by developing performance measurement plug-in with a well-defined interface.
From 06/2011 to 08/2011, Jeff took a software intern on telemedicine at Epic Systems Corporation (Epic), Verona, WI. Jeff served as the single recipient (1/21) of both (1) Creative Intern Project Award and (2) Best Presentation Award in all intern projects evaluation by head of R&D and senior managers at Epic. Jeff developed RTMFP(UDP) based video visit from patients to physicians with cross-platform support: (1) in-browser (2) iOS with AIR (3) ActiveX container. (Flex/Flash Media Server). Besides, Jeff evaluated thoroughly (Pros/Cons) with positive feedback on major vendors for video APIs , including Flash, Cisco WebEx, Vidyo, LibJingle, SkypeKit, Polycom, and SilverLight. Effective badgering and intensive communication with vender sales for guidance.
• Creative Intern Project Award (3/21)
--To recognize creativity in tackling challenges, in all intern projects evaluation by head of R&D and senior managers. Epic, 08/2011 • Intern Project Presentation Award (3/21)
--To recognize excellent presentation skills, in all intern projects evaluation by head of R&D and senior managers. Epic, 08/2011 • Ph.D. Dissertation Completion Fellowship Michigan State University, Fall 2011 • 1st Place (1/45), CSE Department Research Poster Contest
--To recognize excellent presentation skills, research contribution, and potential impact. Michigan State University, 04/2010 • Graduation Award of Exam-exempted Admission to Graduate School Wuhan University, 2007 • Excellent Final-Year-Project Award in Hubei (State-Wide), <10% Wuhan University, 2007 • 1st Place in Speech (1/36), ISS English public speaking contest Wuhan University, 05/2006 • Outstanding Student Scholarship, THREE TIMES Wuhan University, 2004-2006
CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II in Spring 2008 and Fall 2007. It concerns object-centered programming using C++ with ADT and STL; Data structures and their encapsulation; stacks, queues, lists, trees, and hash tables; Algorithms operating on data structures. He was responsible for teaching in three lab sections, grading projects, exams and engaging in system administration. Some concepts in lab exercises:
- CSE 824 Advanced Computer Networks and Communication FS07
- CSE 835 Algorithmic Graph Theory FS07
- CSE 830 Design and Theory of Algorithms SS08
- CSE 880 Advanced Database Systems SS08
- CSE 841 Artificial Intelligence FS08
- CSE 881 Data Mining FS08
- ECE 816 Cryptography & Network Security SS09
- ECE 818 Robotics SS09
- CSE 812 Advanced Operating Systems SS10 Project Report on iPhone OS can be found here.
- CSE 820 Advanced Computer Architecture SS10
Email: jeffpeiyt AT gmail dot com
MSN Space: http://jeffpeiyt.spaces.live.com
- IEEE Transactions on Robotics (IEEE T-RO) 2008
- IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Sys. (IEEE-TPDS) 2011
- Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOC) 2011
- Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal (WCM) 2011,2007
- Elsevier Computer Communications (COMCOM) 2011
- Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS) 2011
- ACTA Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks (PDCN) 2011
- IEEE Int. Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2009
- IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2011
- IEEE Int. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Comm. (PIMRC) 2010
- IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) 2011
- IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) 2010
- Int. Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA) 2010
- 如果骄傲没被现实大海冷冷地拍下 又怎会懂得要多努力才走得到远方
- 如果梦想不曾坠落悬崖千钧一发 又怎会晓得执着的人有隐形翅膀
- 而生命 对每个人都不公平也没道理 只能扑向泥泞迎向那阵骤雨由不得你
- 让明天的记忆不模糊 不是因为孤独 因为我们执着的态度 不管它起起伏伏
- “但我们却再也不想回头 因为我们已经尝到了 受伤的狼甜着血腥的伤口的快乐”
- 当初的愿望实现了吗 事到如今只好祭奠吗 青春如同奔流的江河 一去不回来不及道别
- Hope springs eternal.
- We kill time, and time buries us.
- The unexamined life is not worth living.
- You have a dream, you got to protect it.
- Live in fragments no longer. Only connect.
- Today, is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Take 100% Responsibility for your life, for everything.
- Never complain. You either create or allow everything that happens to you.
- In the end the pessimist may be right, but the optimist will have enjoyed the journey more.
- Behind every successful man is a devotedly followed hectic schedule rather than a woman.
- Some birds aren't meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are just too bright.
- "The path was worn and slippery. My foot slipped out from under me, knocking the other out of the way, but I recovered and said to myself, 'It's a slip and not a fall.'"
- What others think about you is none of your business.. Surprise! Most of the time, no body's thinking about you at all! They are too busy worrying about their own lives, and if they are thinking about you at all, they are wondering what you are thinking about them. They might be dream-stealers.
- The life you currently live is the result of all of your past thoughts and actions. You are in charge of your current thoughts and your present feelings. You can control thoughts you think, images you visualize and the actions you take.
- NS/2, a Google top-ranked NS/2 tutorial and summary from his friend, Bo Wang.
- Stage/Player for Robot Simulation
- Dr. Tao Xie's collection
- Other Research Links
- A Personal Note on How to Start Research in Computer Networks: Seven Steps on the Road to Success, Ahmed Helmy,Associate Professor of Computer Networks,Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE),University of Florida.
- How to Write and Publish Research Papers for the Premier Forums in Knowledge and Data Engineering, Dr. Xindong Wu, Professor and Chair,Department of Computer Science, University of Vermont.
- The Stony Brook Algorithm Repository
- Top 10,000 cited articles in computer science - generated in September 2006 (CiteSeer.Continuity)
- Writing Technical Articles
- Collected Advice on Research and Writing
- How to Have a Bad Career in Research/Academia?
God vs. Science
Conflict Management Articles
Conflict Management Skills (From University of Nevada, Reno)
Try the Hot Pot!
Welcome to Beijing, my hometown. ;-)
Naïve albums...by Canon Xsi(450D)