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Shaohu Zhang

Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science
Research Assistant
North Carolina State University
Email: szhang42 AT ncsu.edu


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[06/10/21] My HandLock paper is accepted by RAID'21!
[09/10/20] WiHS paper was accepted by IEEE MASS'20!
[12/03/19] Passed my written exam!
[10/16/19] Naturalistic Driving Data project paper is accepted by TRB'20.
[01/07/19] TAing CSC453 Introduction to IoT in Spring 2019.
[01/09/18] Shaohu gave a talk in TRB'18.
[10/11/17] SmartCurve paper is accepted for presentation and publication by TRB'18.
[09/06/17] Glad to receive the NSF travel grant from MobiCom 2017!
[06/19/17] I passed my final oral exam.Cheer up!
[05/29/17] I will join the CSC PhD program at North Carolina State University this Fall.
[04/23/17] Our paper was accepted to ICCCN'17!
[10/06/16] Congrats Shaohu on winning the SenSys'16 Travel Award !
[09/01/16] Our poster paper was accepted to ACM SenSys'16.
[08/10/16] Our paper was accepted to IEEE ITSC'16.
[05/01/16] Our paper was accepted to IEEE VTC'16.
[04/18/16] Congrats Shaohu on winning the Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award!
[03/31/16] Shaohu presented his paper on the Chapter of SDSU, Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition.
[01/12/15] Shaohu presented his paper on the 94th Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington D.C..

I am a fifth(final) year Ph.D. student in Computer Science. I got a masters degree from South Dakota State University. Before that, I was a Logistics Engineer in Shanghai. I had worked on a number of projects on mobile sensor systems for Intelligent Transportation Systems. My primary research objectives and interests are in the area of Internet of Things and mobile computing. I am fascinated with the designing, analyzing and modeling of mobile applications or wireless network to explore how to implement computation and how best to pass what I have learned to others. I had worked in the Wolfpack Interactive, Sensing, and Networking Lab advised by Dr. Muhammad Shahzad. I am currently a member of Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research Lab and work with Dr. Anupam Das who runs IoT Smart Home Lab. My research focuses on sensor sensing, mobile computing, IoT, privacy and security.

Research Interest:

  • Wireless Sensing: WiFi signals based human/object sensing applications to Intelligent Transportation Systems and smart home.
  • Mobile computing: pattern/activity recognition relating to bridging Cyber-Physical System and Machine Learning using smartphones and other sensors.
  • Security and Privacy: IoT devices


Courses taken from SDSU:
  • CSC705 Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
  • CSC710 Structure and Design of Programming Languages
  • CSC720 Theory of Computation
  • CSC770 Software Engineering Management
  • CSC601 Accelerated Computer Science fundamental (C++)
  • CSC574 Computer Networks
  • GEOG786 Geographic information system (Python)
  • STAT574 Statistical Methods II (SAS)
  • CSC317 Computer organization & Architecture
  • CSC354 Introduction to Systems Programming
  • CSC445 Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • CSC446 Compiler Construction
  • CSC456 Operating Systems
  • Courses taken from NCSU:
  • CSC791 Internet of Things
  • CSC565 Graph Theory
  • CSC773 Advanced Topics in Internet Protocols
  • Teaching assistant at NCSU:
  • CSC453 Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) Systems, Spring'19
  • CSC591 Internet of Things, Spring'20
  • CSC573 Internet Protocols, Spring'20
  • CSC533 Privacy in the Digital Age, Fall'20

  • Computer Skills:

    • Programming Languages: C, Objective C, Swift, C++, Java, Python, HTML, CSS, FORTRAN, Ada,C#.
    • Application Software: SAS, R, ERP (SAP), ArcGIS, Arduino, iOS App, Android App.


    • NSF Travel Award from SenSys'16 and Mobicom'17.
    • Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award, South Dakota State University, 2016.
    • Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, Zhejiang Ocean University, China, 2010.
    • Excellent Student Scholarship, Zhejiang Ocean University, China, 2008.

    Professional Service

      Conference review/sub-review : IEEE S&P'21; USENIX Security Symposium'21; NDSS'21.
    Journal review : ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies'19; IEEE IoT Journal'21;IEEE IoT Journal'21; ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems'21

    Selected Publications: