I am a first second third 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 as a research assistant working with Professor Shuai Ma on screen-camera data communication.

Before starting PhD, I also interned at Baidu (2012), Microsoft Research Asia (2013-2014), Quick Feel Tech (part-time, 2014-2015) and Yuantiku (2016). During the PhD, I interned at Magic Leap (2017) working on wireless controller tracking and sensor fusion.

Currently, I am focusing on designing novel and elegant methods of data communication and human-device interactions for AR/VR/MR devices, using traditional signal processing methods as well as modern machine learning algorithms. Besides, I have a broad interest in networked system as well.

Email: anranw at cs.washington.edu

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Publications

Conference papers:

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:

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: Dec 10, 2018