Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226 USA
mizhang [at] egr [dot] msu [dot] edu
Office: 3530 Engineering Building (Map)
Lab: 1228 Engineering Building
I direct the Intelligent Sensing and Mobile Systems Group at Michigan State University.
I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and M.S. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Southern California under the supervision of Alexander Sawchuk.
I received my B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Peking University in China.
Before joining MSU, I was a Postdoctoral Associate with Tanzeem Choudhury at Cornell University.
My students and I work on topics at the intersection of embedded sensing systems and machine intelligence, covering areas including wearable and mobile systems, ubiquitous computing, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, and mobile health (mHealth). Please visit my Publications page to learn more about my research work.
03/2017:Our annual review paper on personal sensing in mental health is in press!
02/2017:Our NIH Award-winning work is accepted by ACM MobiSys'17. Congratulations to Xiao and Kai!
02/2017:Thanks NSF for the awarded student travel grant for ACM MobiSys'17 (PI). Students who are interested in attending this year's MobiSys conference are welcome to apply!
01/2017:Our NSF PFI:BIC project is in the news: The Conversation, Smithsonian Magazine, etc.
09/2016:Thanks NSF for the awarded PFI:BIC grant (PI). We are very grateful for receiving this grant to develop mobile sensing technologies to combat depression on university campuses.
Official NSF Announcement. NSF Video. Other media coverage: MSU Today, EdTech, iTechPost, etc.
08/2016:We are the First Prize Winner (champion) of the NIH Pill Image Recognition Challenge! Congratulations to Xiao and Kai!
Official NIH Announcement. Other media coverage: MSU Today, ABC 7 (TV), etc.
08/2016:Thanks NSF for the awarded CSR grant (PI).
08/2016:Thanks NSF for the awarded CRII grant (PI).
Media coverage: MSU Today, ACM TechNews, NPR Michigan Radio, ABC 7 (TV), etc.
05/2016:AirSense is accepted by ACM UbiComp'16. Congratulations to Biyi and our collaborators at USC and MSU!
Media coverage: MSU Today, Futurity, etc.
05/2016:HeadScan is in the news: MSU Today, Medgadget, Stanford Medicine, ReadWrite, Futurity, Fox 2 (TV interview), etc.
02/2016:BodyScan is accepted by ACM MobiSys'16. Congratulations to our collaborators at Bell Labs and congratulations to Biyi on receiving the Student Travel Grant from NSF!
01/2016:HeadScan is accepted by ACM/IEEE IPSN'16. Congratulations to our collaborators at Bell Labs and congratulations to Biyi on receiving the Student Travel Grant from NSF!
09/2015:DoppleSleep receives the Best Paper Nominee at ACM UbiComp'15. Congratulations to Rifat!
07/2015:DoppleSleep is accepted by ACM UbiComp'15. It is covered by MIT Technology Review, etc.
07/2015:MyBehavior 2.0 is accepted by ACM UbiComp'15. It is covered by MIT Technology Review, Mashable, etc.
07/2015:Our work on using smartphone GPS sensor data for depression detection is accepted by JMIR. Congratulations to our collaborators at Northwestern University!
Media coverage: TIME, CNN News, TechCrunch, The Verge, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, CBS News, Fox News, Discovery News, etc.
04/2015:MyBehavior 1.0 is accepted by JMIR. It is covered by MobiHealthNews, etc.
06/2014:BodyBeat is accepted by ACM MobiSys'14. It is covered by MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, etc.