Computer Science Seminar: Enabling Sensorless Sensing with Wi-Fi Radar

Plan to attend a computer science seminar on Tuesday, February 7 from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in Stuart Building, Room 111. The seminar, titled “Enabling Sensorless Sensing with Wi-Fi Radar,” answers the question: can Wi-Fi signals be used for sensing purpose? The growing PHY layer capabilities of Wi-Fi has made it possible to reuse Wi-Fi signals for both communication and sensing. Sensing via Wi-Fi would enable remote sensing without wearable sensors, simultaneous perception and data transmission without extra communication infrastructure, and contactless sensing in privacy-preserving mode. Yet the concept of wireless and sensorless sensing is not the simple combination of Wi-Fi and radar. During this seminar, Zheng Yang, associate professor at the School of Software and TNList, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, will introduce his recent work of Wi-Fi radar and demonstrate its applications, to meet the rising demand for pervasive environment perception in everyday life. He will also discuss the feasibilities and limitations of Wi-Fi radar and explore this open and largely new field.


Yang is an associate professor in School of Software and TNList, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include wireless networking, mobile computing, and pervasive computing. He is an author and co-author of over 60 research papers in premier journals and conferences (MobiCom, NSDI, INFOCOM, CHI, ToN, TMC, TPDS, etc.). He also serves as a technical program committee member of INFOCOM (2013-2017), MobiHoc (2014), ICDCS (2012, 2013, 2016), etc, and an editor of several journals.