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Lin Zhong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dept. of Computer Science (joint appointment)
Rice University, Houston, TX

6100 Main St. MS-380, Houston, TX 77005
lzhong AT rice DOT edu
Office: 3046 Duncan Hall; Calendar
Phone:713-348-4163  Fax: 713-348-6196

I received my B.S and M.S. from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from Princeton University. I have been with Rice University since September 2005. I was a visiting researcher with Microsoft Research for the summer of 2011 and March to December 2012. At Rice, I lead the Efficient Computing Group to make computing, communication, and interfacing more efficient and effective. Our recent research focus has been on mobile & embedded systems. I am a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and of the best paper awards from ACM MobileHCI 2007, IEEE PerCom 2009, ACM MobiSys 2011, 2013 and 2014, and ACM ASPLOS 2014. I was a PC co-chair for ACM MobiSys 2012 (Public Review Site), HotPower 2013, and IPSN 2014.

I recently received the Duncan Award from Rice University and the Rockstar Award from ACM SIGMOBILE. Both honor researchers with 10 years or less of experience. The slides for my Rockstar Award talk are available here (Warning: 65MB due to graphics).

My current research interests include mobile & embedded systems, wireless networking, and human factors.

I work with both graduate and undergraduate students. If you are a good hacker, we should talk.

Office hour for teaching and MEE advising: Thursday 4 to 5 pm

Selected Publications (Full list)

  • Rio: a system solution for sharing I/O between mobile systems (MobiSys 2014) (PDF, received Best Paper Award)
  • K2: a mobile operating system for heterogeneous coherence domains (ASPLOS 2014) (PDF, received Best Paper Award)
  • Energy characterization and optimization of image sensing toward continuous mobile vision (MobiSys 2013) (PDF, received Best Paper Award)
  • Argos: practical base stations with many antennas (MobiCom 2012) (PDF)
  • Chameleon: a color-adaptive web browser for mobile OLED displays (MobiSys 2011) (PDF, received Best Paper Award)
  • uWave: Accelerometer-based personalized gesture recognition and its applications (IEEE PerCom 2009) (PDF) (received the Mark Weiser Best Paper Award) (Journal version)
  • Understanding human-battery interaction on mobile phones (MobileHCI 2007) (PDF) (received Best Paper Award) (Journal version)