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ECE Departmental Seminar

Accurate, Scalable Indoor Floor Plan Construction using Mobile Devices

Prof. Fan Ye

Fan YeFriday, 5/5/17, 11:00am
Light Engineering 250

Abstract: The lack of digital floor plans is a critical roadblock to pervasive indoor location based services such as navigation, browsing of point-of-interests. What's urgently needed is a solution that can create accurate maps at low costs, thus amenable to planetary scale mapping. We present a series of work leveraging commodity mobile devices, using their embedded sensors to gather different sensing data, including images, inertial, radio and acoustics, extract and build floor layout maps. They progressively address limitations and require less amounts of data and user efforts, to finally achieve accurate mapping for a floor in just a few minutes using a few MB of data.

Bio: Fan Ye received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of UCLA in 2004 and then joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a Research Staff Member. Currently he is an Assistant Professor in the ECE department of Stony Brook University. His research interests include mobile sensing platforms, systems and applications (location based services, health) Internet-of-Things, edge computing, wireless and sensor networks. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers that have received over 8800 citations according to Google Scholar. He has 22 granted/pending US and international patents/applications. He was the co-chair for the Mobile Computing Professional Interests Community at IBM Watson for two years. He has received NSF CAREER award, Google Faculty Research Award, IBM Research Division Award, 5 Invention Achievement Plateau awards, Best Paper Award for International Conference on Parallel Computing 2008. He has served as panelist for NSF and Canada, Hong Kong government funding agencies, on program/organizing committees for conferences including ACM Mobicom, ACM Sensys and IEEE Infocom. 


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