Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Michigan State University
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 sensor systems and machine intelligence, covering areas including wearable and mobile sensing systems, ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile health (mHealth). Please visit my Publications page to learn more about my research work.
03/2017:With Prof. Ashwin Ashok, I am co-chairing the 3rd ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications (WearSys) in conjunction with ACM MobiSys'17. The theme of this year's WearSys workshop is Mobile Health (mHealth). We are privileged to have Prof. Santosh Kumar and Prof. David Kotz to give keynote speeches. Welcome to join us in June at Niagara Falls, NY.
03/2017:Our annual review paper on personal sensing in mental health is in press. Congratulations to our collaborators at Northwestern University!
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 usage and 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.