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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 and 2013, and ACM ASPLOS 2014. I was a PC co-chair for ACM MobiSys 2012 (Public Review Site) and HotPower 2013. I am a PC co-chair for IPSN 2014.

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

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)

  • 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)