Sensor networks offer a powerful combination of distributed sensing, computing and communication. Therefore, they lend themselves to numerous applications and, at the same time, pose plentiful challenges primarily due to their peculiarities and the stringent energy constraint and processing capabilities to which sensing nodes are typically subjected.
The era of ubiquitous sensing has also begun thanks to the proliferation of embedded wireless sensors. For instance, modern smartphones equipped with a variety of sensors allow continuity of care anywhere, anytime, from passively monitoring one or more physiological signals to those that can infer user behavior and underlying psychological conditions. Ubiquitous sensing is expected to enhance awareness of the physical and social contexts of our daily activities, thus providing long-term services and supports for our wellbeing.
The Ubiquitous Sensing Lab (USLab) is part of the School of Information Science & Engineering at University of Jinan lead by Dr. Yuan Zhang. Previously, USLab conducts research mainly on the problems of various wireless sensor networks including mobile sensor networks, smartphone sensor networks, and vehicular sensor networks. Recently, big data techniques for analyzing large biomedical data also become the focus of our research. Interested colleagues as well as students are cordially welcome to participate in the projects and collaborate with us.