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The Holy Grail of Sub-meter Indoor Localization with Low-cost Infrastructure

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  • Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:30am - 10:30am

The Holy Grail of Sub-meter Indoor Localization with Low-cost Infrastructure

Computer Science Guest Speaker

Dr. Rong Zheng

Date:  Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Lambton Tower, 3105

Abstract: Despite the fact that people spend majority of their time indoor, indoor positioning systems (IPS) only have limited success due to the lack of pervasive infrastructural support, and the desire to keep user devices as simple as possible. In this talk, we review the state-of-the-art research on indoor localization and indoor position services. We discuss our past and on-going efforts in Wireless System Research Group in several related problems: 1) Fast data collection for fingerprint based approach, 2) pedestrian dead reckoning with the assistance of unmodified light, 3) asynchronous acoustic ranging based IPS. Finally, we will discuss the potential and challenges in mobile crowdsourced location based services.

Bio: Rong Zheng received her Ph.D. degree from Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her M.E. and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, P.R. China. She is now an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computing and Software, an associate member of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engr., and a member of the School of Computational Science and Engineering in McMaster University, Canada. Rong Zheng is a Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Fellow from July 1, 2015 to June 30th, 2018. Rong Zheng's research interests include Cyber Physical Systems, mobile computing and networked systems. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006. She serves on the technical program committees of leading networking conferences including INFOCOM, ICDCS, ICNP, etc. She is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has served as a guest editor for EURASIA Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special issue on wireless location estimation and tracking, Elsevlers Computer Communications – Special Issue on Cyber Physical Systems, and IEEE Transaction on Network Science and Engineering. 




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