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Wei Gao

Associate Professor
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My research focuses on the design, analysis, measurement and implementation of mobile, embedded and networked systems, as well as these systems' applications in Smart Health, Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. I have strong interests in unveiling analytical principles underneath practical problems, designing systems based on these principles, and implementing and deploying these systems in practice.

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(2016) NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2012

B.E., University of Science and Technology of China, 2005

Song, X., Li, H., & Gao, W. (2021). MyoMonitor: Evaluating muscle fatigue with commodity smartphones. Smart Health, 19, 100175.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.smhl.2020.100175.

Chen, R., Lu, H., & Gao, W. (2020). Minimizing Wireless Delay with a High-Throughput Side Channel. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING, 19(7), 1634-1648.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TMC.2019.2914048.

Li, Y., & Gao, W. (2020). Towards A Personal Mobile Cloud via Generic Device Interconnections. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING, 19(12), 2965-2980.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TMC.2019.2922289.

Marz, S., Vander Zanden, B., & Gao, W. (2019). Reducing Event Latency and Power Consumption in Mobile Devices by Using a Kernel-Level Display Server. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING, 18(5), 1174-1187.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TMC.2018.2857809.

MARZ, S.T.E.P.H.E.N., VANDER ZANDEN, B.R.A.D., & GAO, W.E.I. (2018). Reducing Power Consumption and Latency in Mobile Devices by using a GUI Scheduler. ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 9(5).

Yao, W., Lu, H., Till, M.J., Gao, W., & Liu, Y. (2018). Synchronized Wireless Measurement of High-Voltage Power System Frequency Using Mobile Embedded Systems. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 65, 2775-2784.IEEE.

Li, Y., & Gao, W. (2017). Minimizing context migration in mobile code offload. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 16, 1005-1018.IEEE.

Lu, H., Zhan, L., Liu, Y., & Gao, W. (2017). A microgrid monitoring system over mobile platforms. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 8, 749-758.IEEE.

Liu, Y., Yao, W., Zhou, D., Wu, L., You, S., Liu, H., Zhan, L., Zhao, J., Lu, H., Gao, W., & others. (2016). Recent developments of FNET/GridEye: A situational awareness tool for smart grid. CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 2, 19-27.CSEE.

Zhao, J., Gao, W., Wang, Y., & Cao, G. (2016). Delay-constrained caching in cognitive radio networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 15, 627-640.IEEE.

Zhao, J., Zhuo, X., Li, Q., Gao, W., & Cao, G. (2016). Contact duration aware data replication in DTNs with licensed and unlicensed spectrum. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 15, 803-816.IEEE.

Gao, W., Li, Q., & Cao, G. (2015). Forwarding redundancy in opportunistic mobile networks: Investigation, elimination and exploitation. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 14, 714-727.IEEE.

Geng, Y., Hu, W., Yang, Y., Gao, W., & Cao, G. (2015). Energy-Efficient Computation Offloading in Cellular Networks. 2015 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP).

Cao, G., Hu, W., & Gao, W. (2014). Interest-Based Data Dissemination in Opportunistic Mobile Networks: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. In Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks. (pp. 248-270).CRC Press.

Gao, W., Cao, G., Iyengar, A., & Srivatsa, M. (2014). Cooperative caching for efficient data access in disruption tolerant networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 13, 611-625.IEEE.

Gao, W., Hu, W., & Cao, G. (2014). Interest-based data dissemination in opportunistic mobile networks: Design, implementation, and evaluation. In Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks. (pp. 215-238).CRC Press.

Li, S., Guo, R., He, L., Gao, W., Qi, H., & Owens, G. (2014). Demo Abstract: MoodMagician-A Pervasive and Unobtrusive Emotion Sensing System using Mobile Phones for Improving Human Mental Health. ACM SenSys, Memphis, TN.

Zhuo, X., Gao, W., Cao, G., & Hua, S. (2014). An incentive framework for cellular traffic offloading. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 13, 541-555.IEEE.

Fan, J., Chen, J., Du, Y., Gao, W., Wu, J., & Sun, Y. (2013). Geocommunity-based broadcasting for data dissemination in mobile social networks. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 24, 734-743.IEEE.

Gao, W., Cao, G., La Porta, T., & Han, J. (2013). On exploiting transient social contact patterns for data forwarding in delay-tolerant networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 12, 151-165.IEEE.

Li, Q., Gao, W., Zhu, S., & Cao, G. (2013). To lie or to comply: Defending against flood attacks in disruption tolerant networks. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 10, 168-182.IEEE.

Zhou, H., Chen, J., Zhao, H., Gao, W., & Cheng, P. (2013). On exploiting contact patterns for data forwarding in duty-cycle opportunistic mobile networks. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 62, 4629-4642.IEEE.

Gao, W., Li, Q., Zhao, B., & Cao, G. (2012). Social-aware multicast in disruption-tolerant networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), 20, 1553-1566.IEEE Press.

Zhang, Y., Gao, W., Cao, G., La Porta, T., Krishnamachari, B., & Iyengar, A. (2012). Social-aware data diffusion in delay tolerant manets. In Handbook of optimization in complex networks. (pp. 457-481).Springer, New York, NY.

Li, Q., Gao, W., Zhu, S., & Cao, G. (2011). A routing protocol for socially selfish delay tolerant networks. Ad Hoc Networks.Elsevier.

Yau, S.S., Gong, H., Huang, D., Gao, W., & Zhu, L. (2008). Specification, decomposition and agent synthesis for situation-aware service-based systems. Journal of Systems and Software, 81, 1663-1680.Elsevier.

Yau, S.S., & Gao, W. (2007). Multi-hop clustering based on neighborhood benchmark in mobile ad-hoc networks. Mobile Networks and Applications, 12, 381-391.Springer.

Yau, S.S., Huang, D., Gao, W., & Yin, Y. (2007). Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, 1-12.John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ, USA.

Chen, R., & Gao, W. (2020). StarLego. In Proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, (pp. 80-85).ACM. doi: 10.1145/3376897.3377852.

Liu, Y., Huang, K., Song, X., Yang, B., & Gao, W. (2020). MagHacker. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, (pp. 148-160).ACM. doi: 10.1145/3386901.3389030.

Yang, G., Yang, B., Li, Y., Sheffler, E., Gao, W., Chen, W., & Forno, E. (2020). Smartphone-Based Ultrasonic Respiratory Evaluation (SURe) in Pediatric Asthma Patients: A Pilot Study. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 201.

Chen, R., & Gao, W. (2019). Enabling Cross-Technology Coexistence for Extremely Weak Wireless Devices. In IEEE INFOCOM 2019 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, 2019-April, (pp. 253-261).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/infocom.2019.8737379.

Li, Y., & Gao, W. (2019). DeltaVR. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, (pp. 13-24).ACM. doi: 10.1145/3302506.3310385.

Li, Y., Chen, R., Song, X., Gao, W., Chen, W., & Forno, E. (2019). Device-Free Acoustic Motion Tracking over Targets with Large Sizes. In 2019 IEEE 16th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), (pp. 447-455).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/mass.2019.00059.

Lu, H., Chen, R., & Gao, W. (2019). EasyPass. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments And Technologies, (pp. 186-199).ACM. doi: 10.1145/3359989.3365421.

Satyanarayanan, M., Gao, W., & Lucia, B. (2019). The Computing Landscape of the 21st Century. In Proceedings of the 20th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, (pp. 45-50).ACM. doi: 10.1145/3301293.3302357.

Li, Y., & Gao, W. (2018). MUVR: Supporting Multi-User Mobile Virtual Reality with Resource Constrained Edge Cloud. In 2018 IEEE/ACM Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC), (pp. 1-16).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/sec.2018.00008.

Lu, H., & Gao, W. (2018). Continuous Wireless Link Rates for Internet of Things. In 2018 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), (pp. 48-59).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ipsn.2018.00012.

Li, Y., & Gao, W. (2017). Interconnecting heterogeneous devices in the personal mobile cloud. In IEEE INFOCOM 2017-IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, (pp. 1-9).IEEE.

Dong, Z., Liu, C., Fu, L., Cheng, P., He, L., Gu, Y., Gao, W., Yuen, C., & He, T. (2016). Energy synchronized task assignment in rechargeable sensor networks. In 2016 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), (pp. 1-9).IEEE.

Gao, W. (2016). Exploiting deployment information for social-aware contact prediction at the tactical edge. In MILCOM 2016-2016 IEEE Military Communications Conference, (pp. 594-599).IEEE.

Huang, Z., Zhu, T., Lu, H., & Gao, W. (2016). Accurate power quality monitoring in microgrids. In 2016 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), (pp. 1-6).IEEE.

Li, A., Li, Q., & Gao, W. (2016). Privacycamera: Cooperative privacy-aware photographing with mobile phones. In 2016 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), (pp. 1-9).IEEE.

Lu, H., & Gao, W. (2016). Supporting real-time wireless traffic through a high-throughput side channel. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, (pp. 311-320).ACM.

Lu, H., & Gao, W. (2016). Scheduling dynamic wireless networks with limited operations. In 2016 IEEE 24th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), (pp. 1-10).IEEE.

Tong, L., & Gao, W. (2016). Application-aware traffic scheduling for workload offloading in mobile clouds. In IEEE INFOCOM 2016-The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, (pp. 1-9).IEEE.

Tong, L., Li, Y., & Gao, W. (2016). A hierarchical edge cloud architecture for mobile computing. In IEEE INFOCOM 2016-The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, (pp. 1-9).IEEE.

Li, Y., & Gao, W. (2015). Code offload with least context migration in the mobile cloud. In 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), (pp. 1876-1884).IEEE.

Liu, Y., Liu, C., Zhang, X., Gao, W., He, L., & Gu, Y. (2015). A computation offloading framework for soft real-time embedded systems. In 2015 27th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, (pp. 129-138).IEEE.

Lu, H., Zhan, L., Liu, Y., & Gao, W. (2015). A GPS-free power grid monitoring system over mobile platforms. In 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, (pp. 1-5).IEEE.

Gao, W. (2014). Opportunistic peer-to-peer mobile cloud computing at the tactical edge. In 2014 IEEE Military Communications Conference, (pp. 1614-1620).IEEE.

Gao, W., & Lu, H. (2014). User-centric incentive design for participatory mobile phone sensing. In Next-Generation Analyst II, 9122, (p. 91220H).International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Gao, W., & Patel, M. (2014). Towards interoperability of adaptive social-aware routing at the tactical edge. In 2014 IEEE Military Communications Conference, (pp. 1160-1166).IEEE.

Gao, W., Li, Q., & Cao, G. (2014). Forwarding redundancy in opportunistic mobile networks: Investigation and elimination. In IEEE INFOCOM 2014-IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, (pp. 2301-2309).IEEE.

Gao, W., Li, Y., Lu, H., Wang, T., & Liu, C. (2014). On exploiting dynamic execution patterns for workload offloading in mobile cloud applications. In 2014 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Network Protocols, (pp. 1-12).IEEE.

Li, S., Guo, R., He, L., Gao, W., Qi, H., & Owens, G. (2014). MoodMagician: a pervasive and unobtrusive emotion sensing system using mobile phones for improving human mental health. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems, (pp. 310-311).ACM.

Lu, H., Zhan, L., Liu, Y., & Gao, W. (2014). Power grid frequency monitoring over mobile platforms. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), (pp. 505-510).IEEE.

Wang, T., Meng, S., Gao, W., & Hu, X. (2014). Rebuilding the tower of babel: towards cross-system malware information sharing. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, (pp. 1239-1248).ACM.

Gao, W., & Li, Q. (2013). Wakeup scheduling for energy-efficient communication in opportunistic mobile networks. In 2013 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM, (pp. 2058-2066).IEEE.

Guo, R., Li, S., He, L., Gao, W., Qi, H., & Owens, G. (2013). Pervasive and unobtrusive emotion sensing for human mental health. In 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, (pp. 436-439).IEEE.

Gao, W., Cao, G., Srivatsa, M., & Iyengar, A. (2012). Distributed maintenance of cache freshness in opportunistic mobile networks. In 2012 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, (pp. 132-141).IEEE.

Sathiamoorthy, M., Gao, W., Krishnamachari, B., & Cao, G. (2012). Minimum latency data diffusion in intermittently connected mobile networks. In 2012 IEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), (pp. 1-5).IEEE.

Gao, W., & Cao, G. (2011). User-centric data dissemination in disruption tolerant networks. In INFOCOM, 2011 Proceedings IEEE, (pp. 3119-3127).IEEE.

Gao, W., Cao, G., Iyengar, A., & Srivatsa, M. (2011). Supporting cooperative caching in disruption tolerant networks. In Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2011 31st International Conference on, (pp. 151-161).IEEE.

Srivatsa, M., Gao, W., & Iyengar, A. (2011). Provenance-driven data dissemination in disruption tolerant networks. In 14th International Conference on Information Fusion, (pp. 1-8).IEEE.

Zhuo, X., Gao, W., Cao, G., & Dai, Y. (2011). Win-Coupon: An Incentive Framework for 3G Traffic Offloading. In Proc. of IEEE ICNP.

Zhuo, X., Li, Q., Gao, W., Cao, G., & Dai, Y. (2011). Contact Duration Aware Data Replication in Delay Tolerant Networks. In Proc. of IEEE ICNP.

Fan, J., Du, Y., Gao, W., Chen, J., & Sun, Y. (2010). Geography-aware active data dissemination in mobile social networks. In The 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2010), (pp. 109-118).IEEE.

Gao, W., & Cao, G. (2010). On exploiting transient contact patterns for data forwarding in Delay Tolerant Networks. In Network Protocols (ICNP), 2010 18th IEEE International Conference on, (pp. 193-202).IEEE.

Gao, W., & Cao, G. (2010). Fine-Grained Mobility Characterization: steady and transient state behaviors. In Proceedings of the eleventh ACM international symposium on Mobile ad hoc networking and computing, (pp. 61-70).ACM.

Gao, W., Li, Q., Zhao, B., & Cao, G. (2009). Multicasting in delay tolerant networks: a social network perspective. In Proceedings of the tenth ACM international symposium on Mobile ad hoc networking and computing, (pp. 299-308).ACM.

Zhao, B.Y., Chi, C., Gao, W., Zhu, S., & Cao, G. (2009). A chain reaction DoS attack on 3G networks: Analysis and defenses. In IEEE INFOCOM 2009, (pp. 2455-2463).IEEE.

Gao, W. (2007). Towards scalable and robust service discovery in ubiquitous computing environments via multi-hop clustering. In 2007 Fourth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking & Services (MobiQuitous), (pp. 1-8).IEEE.

Yau, S.S., Gong, H., Huang, D., Gao, W., & Zhu, L. (2006). Automated agent synthesis for situation awareness in service-based systems. In 30th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC’06), 1, (pp. 503-512).IEEE.

Research interests

Cyber-physical systems and Internet...
Mobile and connected health
Mobile and embedded computing...
Mobile cloud computing and big data
Wireless networking and...