I am a first second third fourth fifth year PhD student in the Paul G. Allen School of CSE at University of Washington. I am also a research assistant at Network and Mobile System Lab working with Professor Shyam Gollakota.

Previously, I did my undergraduate in Beihang University and obtained my bachelor's degree in 2014. I spent another 2 years there working with Professor Shuai Ma, Chunyi Peng and Researcher Guobin Shen on screen-camera data communication.

Before starting PhD, I also interned at Baidu (2012), Microsoft Research Asia (2013-2014) and Yuantiku (2016). During the PhD, I interned at Magic Leap (2017) working on wireless controller tracking and sensor fusion.

My recent research focuses on building real-time and theoretically-sound sensing and human-device interaction systems on mobile devices (smart phone, smart speaker, VR/AR, etc.). My research draws on tools from wireless communication, acoustic/speech signal processing and computer vision. Besides, I have a broad interest in networked/mobile system as well.

Email: anranw at cs.washington.edu

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Recent Highlights


Publications

Conference papers:

Airdropping Sensor Networks from Drones and Insects
Vikram Iyer, Maruchi Kim, Shirley Xue, Anran Wang and Shyamnath Gollakota
MobiCom 2020

Contactless Infant Monitoring using White Noise
Anran Wang, Jacob Sunshine and Shyamnath Gollakota
MOBICOM 2019

DeepSense: Enabling Carrier Sense in Low-Power Wide Area Networks Using Deep Learning
Anran Wang*, Justin Chan*, Arvind Krishnamurthy and Shyamnath Gollakota
Arxiv preprint, 2019

MilliSonic: Pushing the Limit of Acoustic Motion Tracking
Anran Wang and Shyamnath Gollakota
CHI 2019

Living IoT: A Flying Wireless Platform on Live Insects
Anran Wang*, Vikram Iyer*, Rajalakshmi Nandakumar*, Sawyer Fuller and Shyamnath Gollakota
MOBICOM 2019

Surface MIMO: Using Conductive Surfaces for MIMO Between Small Devices
Justin Chan, Anran Wang, Vikram Iyer and Shyamnath Gollakota
MOBICOM 2018

FM Backscatter: Enabling Connected Cities and Smart Fabrics
Anran Wang*, Vikram Iyer*, Vamsi Talla, Joshua R. Smith and Shyamnath Gollakota
NSDI 2017

INFRAME++: Achieve Simultaneous Screen-Human Viewing and Hidden Screen-Camera Communication
Anran Wang, Zhuoran Li, Chunyi Peng, Guobin Shen, Gan Fang, Bing Zheng
MobiSys 2015

INFRAME: Multiflexing Full-Frame Visible Communication Channel for Humans and Devices
Anran Wang, Chunyi Peng, Ouyang Zhang, Guobin Shen, Bing Zheng
HotNets 2014

Enhancing Reliability to Boost the Throughput over Screen-Camera Links
Anran Wang, Shuai Ma, Chunming Hu, Jinpeng Huai, Chunyi Peng, Guobin Shen
MOBICOM 2014

Demos and Posters:

Poster: Contactless Infant Monitoring using White Noise
Anran Wang, Jacob Sunshine and Shyamnath Gollakota
MOBICOM 2019

Demo: Achieve Simultaneous Screen-Human Viewing and Hidden Screen-Camera Communication
Anran Wang, Zhuoran Li, Chunyi Peng, Guobin Shen, Gan Fang, Bing Zheng
MobiSys 2015

Demo: Enhancing Reliability to Boost the Throughput over Screen-Camera Links
Anran Wang, Shuai Ma, Chunming Hu, Jinpeng Huai, Chunyi Peng, Guobin Shen
MOBICOM 2014


Miscellaneous

My three lifetime favorite: programming, listen and play music, watch and play soccer.

Some other hobbies that I pretend to enjoy: cooking, driving, fitness, reading.

What I really enjoy: eating, sleeping, playing silly games (like this).


Last update: Aug 5, 2020