Mo Li (李默)       
 

Associate Professor
 

School of Computer Science and Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

 

Office: N4-02B-61, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore, 639798

Phone: +65 6790 4604

Fax: +65 6792 6559
Email: limo@ntu.edu.sg

 

 

Biography

Mo Li is currently an associate professor in School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. Previously, he was a Nanyang Assistant Professor during 2011-2016. He received his BS degree in Department of Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University, and the PhD degree in Department of Computer Science and Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, He is heading Wireless And Networked Distributed Sensing (WANDS) system group in Parallel and Distributed Computing Centre (PDCC). Dr. Li is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

 

Research Interests

Networked and distributed sensing, wireless and mobile, cyber-physical systems, smart city and urban computing

The long term goal of my research is to deepen and broaden the way that we can instrument the physical world, based on which we can perform insightful data analytics, provide human centered services, and build cyber-physical systems to facilitate people’s smarter lifestyle.

Atheros CSI Tool (our open source CSI tool maintenance page)

Open RFID Lab (ORL) (our software defined radio RFID testbed)

 

 

Teaching

CZ3006 Net-Centric Computing

 

Selected Publications (Full list)
 

Mobility:

[MobiCom'16] "DopEnc: Acoustic-based Encounter Profiling using Smartphones", In ACM MobiCom, New York, USA, October 2016

Huanle Zhang, Wan Du, Pengfei Zhou, Mo Li, Prasant Mopahatra

 

[INFOCOM'16] "SoftLight: Adaptive Visible Light Communication over Screen-Camera Links", In IEEE INFOCOM, San Francisco, USA, April 2016

Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando, Mo Li

 

[MobiCom'14] "Use It Free: Instantly Knowing Your Phone Attitude", In ACM MobiCom, Maui, Hawaii, USA, September 2014

Pengfei Zhou, Mo Li, Guobin Shen

[Slides] [Demo video: For mobile gaming, Comparison with Android API]

 

[MobiCom'14] "Travi-Navi: Self-deployable Indoor Navigation System", In ACM MobiCom, Maui, Hawaii, USA, September 2014

Yuanqing Zheng, Guobin Shen, Liqun Li, Chunshui Zhao, Mo Li, and Feng Zhao

 

[SenSys'12] "IODetector: A Generic Service for Indoor Outdoor Detection", In ACM SenSys, Pages 113-126, Toronto, Canada, November 2012
Pengfei Zhou, Yuanqing Zheng, Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, and Guobin (Jacky) Shen

[Slides] [Demo app]

Extended version in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 11, Issue 2, Article 28, December 2014

 

[MobiSys'12] "How Long to Wait?: Predicting Bus Arrival Time with Mobile Phone based Participatory Sensing", In ACM MobiSys, Pages 379-392, Low Wood Bay, United Kingdom, June 2012

Pengfei Zhou, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

[Slides] [Demo video]

Extended version in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 13, Issue 6, Pages 1228-1241, June 2014


Wireless & RFID
:

[INFOCOM'16] "Augmenting Wide-band 802.11 Transmissions via Unequal Packet Bit Protection", In IEEE INFOCOM, San Francisco, USA, April 2016
Yaxiong Xie, Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, Kyle Jamieson
[
Atheros CSI Tool]

 

[MobiCom'15] "Precise Power Delay Profiling with Commodity WiFi", In ACM MobiCom, Paris, France, September 2015

Yaxiong Xie, Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li

[Slides] [Project video] [Atheros CSI Tool]

 

[MobiCom'15] "Recitation: Rehearsing Wireless Packet Reception in Software", In ACM MobiCom, Paris, France, September 2015

Zhenjiang Li, Yaxiong Xie, Mo Li, Kyle Jamieson

[Slides] [Project video] [Atheros CSI Tool]

 

[MobiCom'15] "Come and Be Served: Parallel Decoding for COTS RFID Tags", In ACM MobiCom, Paris, France, September 2015

Jiajue Ou, Mo Li, Yuanqing Zheng

[Slides] [Project video] [Open RFID Lab]

 

[MobiHoc'15] "From Rateless to Hopless", In ACM MobiHoc, Hangzhou, China, June 2015

Zhenjiang Li, Wan Du, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li, Dapeng Oliver Wu

 

[INFOCOM'15] "PLACE: Physical Layer Cardinality Estimation for Large-Scale RFID Systems", In IEEE INFOCOM, Hong Kong, China, April 2015

Yuxiao Hou, Jiajue Ou, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

[Open RFID Lab]

 

[MobiCom'14] "Tagoram: Real-Time Tracking of Mobile RFID Tags to High Precision Using COTS Devices", In ACM MobiCom, Maui, Hawaii, USA, September 2014

Lei Yang, Yekui Chen, Xiang-Yang Li, Chaowei Xiao, Mo Li, and Yunhao Liu

This paper received MobiCom'14 Best Paper Award

 

[INFOCOM'14] "Read Bulk Data from Computational RFIDs", In IEEE INFOCOM, Toronto, Canada, April 2014

Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

[Open RFID Lab]

 

[INFOCOM'14] "MISC: Merging Incorrect Symbols using Constellation Diversity for 802.11 Retransmission", In IEEE INFOCOM, Toronto, Canada, April 2014

Jiajue Ou, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

 

[INFOCOM'13] "P-MTI: Physical-layer Missing Tag Identification via Compressive Sensing", In IEEE INFOCOM, Pages 917-925, Turin, Italy, April 2013

Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

[Open RFID Lab]

Extended version in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 23, Issue 4, Pages 1356-1366, August 2015

 

[INFOCOM'13] "ZOE: Fast Cardinality Estimation for Large-Scale RFID Systems", In IEEE INFOCOM, Pages 908-916, Turin, Italy, April 2013

Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

[Open RFID Lab]

Extended version in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 22, Issue 6, Pages 1886-1896, December 2014

 

[ICNP'11] "Fast Tag Searching Protocol for Large-Scale RFID Systems", In IEEE ICNP, Pages 363-372, Vancouver, Canada, Oct 2011.

Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

Extended version in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 21, Issue 3, Pages 924-934, June 2013

 

[ICDCS'11] "PET: Probabilistic Estimating Tree for Large-Scale RFID Estimation", In IEEE ICDCS, Pages 37-46, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 2011

Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li, and Chen Qian

Extended version in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 11, Issue 11, Pages 1763 - 1774, November 2012


Sensing &
data analytics:

[TITS] "Mining Road Network Correlation for Traffic Estimation via Compressive Sensing", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 17, Issue 7, Pages 1880-1893, July 2016.

Zhidan Liu, Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, Wei Xing, and Dongming Lu

 

[SenSys'15] "When Pipelines Meet Fountain: Fast Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks", in ACM SenSys, Seoul, South Korea, November 2015

Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando, Huanle Zhang, and Mo Li

This paper received SenSys'15 Best Paper Award

[Slides]

 

[ICDCS'15] "Urban Traffic Monitoring with the Help of Bus Riders", In IEEE ICDCS, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 2015

Pengfei Zhou, Shiqi Jiang, Mo Li

 

[SenSys'14] "From Rateless to Distanceless: Enabling Sparse Sensor Network Deployment in Large Areas", In ACM SenSys, Memphis, USA, November 2014

Wan Du, Zhenjiang Li, Jansen Christian Liando, and Mo Li,

[Project video]

 

[MobiHoc'14] "Path Reconstruction in Dynamic Wireless Sensor Networks Using Compressive Sensing", In ACM MobiHoc, Philadelphia, USA, August 2014

Zhidan Liu, Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, Wei Xing, and Dongming Lu

 

[IPSN'14] "Optimal Sensor Placement and Measurement of Wind for Water Quality Studies in Urban Reservoirs", In ACM/IEEE IPSN, Pages 167-178, Berlin, Germany, April 2014

Wan Du, Zikun Xing, Mo Li, Bingsheng He, Lloyd Hock Chye Chua and Haiyan Miao,

[Project video]

Extended version in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 11, Issue 3, Article 41, March 2015

 

[MobiCom'12] "FLIGHT: Clock Calibration Using Fluorescent Lighting", In ACM MobiCom, Pages 329-340, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2012

Zhenjiang Li, Wenwei Chen, Cheng Li, Mo Li, Xiang-yang Li, and Yunhao Liu

The demo of this paper won Best Demo Award

Extended version in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 13, Issue 7, Pages 1495-1508, July 2014

 

[INFOCOM'12] "Towards Energy-Fairness in Asynchronous Duty-Cycling Sensor Networks", In IEEE INFOCOM, Pages 801-809, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 2012

Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, Yunhao Liu

Extended version in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 10, Issue 3, Article 38, April 2014

 

[INFOCOM'11] "Ubiquitous Data Collection for Mobile Users in Wireless Sensor Networks", In IEEE INFOCOM, Pages 2246-2254, Shanghai, China, April 2011

Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, Jiliang Wang, Zhichao Cao

Extended version in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 24, Issue 2, Pages 312-326, February 2013

 

[IPSN'11] "Overcomplete Radon Bases for Target Property Management in Sensor Networks", In IEEE/ACM IPSN, Pages 25-36, Chicago, Illinois, USA, April 2011

Xiaoye Jiang, Mo Li, Yuan Yao, and Leonidas Guibas

Extended version in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Article 36, May 2013

 

[INFOCOM'09] "Sensor Network Navigation without Locations", In IEEE INFOCOM, Pages 2419-2427, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009

Mo Li, Yunhao Liu, Jiliang Wang, and Zheng Yang

Extended version in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 24, Issue 7, Pages 1436-1446, July 2013

 

[SenSys'08] "Passive Diagnosis for Wireless Sensor Networks", In ACM SenSys, Pages 113-126, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, November 2008

Kebin Liu, Mo Li, Yunhao Liu, Minglu Li, Zhongwen Guo, and Feng Hong

Extended version in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 18, Issue 4, Pages 1132-1144, August 2010

 

[MobiCom'07] "Rendered Path: Range-Free Localization in Anisotropic Sensor Networks with Holes", In ACM MobiCom, Pages 51-62, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 2007

Mo Li and Yunhao Liu

Extended version in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Pages 320-332, February 2010

 

[IPSN'07] "Underground Structure Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks", In IEEE/ACM IPSN, Pages 69-78, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, April 2007

Mo Li and Yunhao Liu
Extended version in
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Article 10, March 2009

 

Professional Services
 

Journal Editor
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2015-)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2015-)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2016-)

Recent TPC activities
2017 - INFOCOM
2016 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, ICDCS, ICNP
2015 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, MobiSys, HotMobile
(more)

Conference chairs
General co-Chair, IEEE SmartCity'16
TPC Vice Chair, IEEE ICPADS'14

Vice Chair, ACM APSYS'13

TPC co-chair, ICST MobiQuitous'12
(more)

 

Honors and Awards

 

Group members

  • Wan Du (Research fellow, 2011-)

  • Zhidan Liu (Research fellow, 2015-)

  • Jansen Christian Liando (Research assistant, 2014-)

  • Agustinus Wellson Tengourtius (Research assistant, 2016-)

  • Yaxiong Xie (PhD student, 2012-)

  • Yuxiao Hou (PhD student, 2012-)

  • Shiqi Jiang (PhD student, 2013-)

  • Chu Cao (PhD student, 2014-)

  • Panrong Tong (PhD student, 2015-)

 

Alumni

  • Jiajue Ou (Doctorate in May 2016, now research scientist at Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR)

  • Pengfei Zhou (Doctorate in Apr 2016, now CEO and Co-founder of FFS Tech)

  • Yuanqing Zheng (Doctorate in Oct 2014, now assistant professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

  • Zhenjiang Li (Visiting PhD student 2010-2012, research fellow 2012-2015, now assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong)

  • Huanle Zhang (Research assistant, 2014-2016, now PhD student at UC Davis)

 

Invited Talks

  • "Data Driven Study on Smart Transportation", invited talk, Future Network Theory Lab, Huawei, Hong Kong, June 2016

  • "Data Driven Study on Smart Transportation", invited talk, College of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China, June 2016

  • "Data Driven Study on Smart Transportation", invited talk, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, June 2016

  • "Ambient Sensing and Intelligence", invited talk, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China, November 2015

  • "Ambient Sensing and Intelligence", invited talk, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, USA, December 2014

  • "Ambient Sensing and Intelligence", invited talk, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2014

  • "Ambient Sensing and Intelligence", invited talk, The 2014 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), Singapore, April 2014

  • "Ambient Sensing and Intelligence", invited talk, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany, April 2014

  • "Smart Transportation with Participatory Sensing", guest lecture, ECE 695 Mobile Computing Systems, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA, February 2014

  • "Computing in the Ambient", invited talk, School of Software, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 2013

  • "RF beyond ID", invited talk, National RFID Centre, SIMTech, A*STAR, Singapore, July 2013

  • "Computing in the Ambient", invited talk, School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, May 2013

  • "Computing in the Ambient", invited talk, UMichigan-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, May 2013

  • "Ambient Sensing Applications with Smart Phones", invited talk, Interactive Digital Media Institute (IDMI), National University of Singapore, Singapore, August 2012

  • "Everest", invited talk, IOT Center of Tsinghua National Laboratory of Information Science and Technology (TNLIST), Wuxi, China, December 2011

  • "Efficient RFID Estimation and Searching", invited talk, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA, November 2011

  • "Integrated Environment Sensing", invited talk, ETH CREATE Future City Laboratory, Singapore, September 2011

  • "Human Centric Computing in Wireless Sensor Networks", invited talk, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UESTC, Chengdu, China, August 2011

  • "Ubiquitous Computing", invited talk, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 2011

  • "Human Centric Computing in Wireless Sensor Networks", invited talk, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, July 2011

  • "Human Centric Computing in Wireless Sensor Networks", invited talk, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Science, Shenzhen, China, July 2011

  • "On the Applicability of Sensor Network Systems", invited talk, Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 2009

  • "On the Applicability of Sensor Network Systems", invited talk, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China, July, 2009

 

Grants

  • "Wireless Mobile Sensing and Actuation", NTU SUG, S$100,000, 2010-2013, PI

  • "Cloud-Assisted Real-Time and Large-Scale Monitoring and Analysis for Water Quality", NRF EWI, S$2,110,400, 2011-2014, Co-PI

  • "Theoretical Study and Sustainable Design of Duty-Cycled Wireless Sensor Network", MOE AcRF Tier 2, S$570,000, 2012-2015, PI

  • "Crowdsourcing based Transportation Monitoring", Microsoft Research Grant FY12-RES-THEME-001, S$29,000, 2012-2016, PI

  • "Developing Theories and Systems for Wireless and Sensor Networks", NAP (Nanyang Assistant Professor) SUG, S$1,000,000, 2011-2017, PI

  • "Fundamental Study on Improving RFID System Operational Efficiency", MOE AcRF Tier 1, S$150,000, 2014-2017, PI

  • "Cyber Security Solutions for Smart Traffic Control Systems", NRF SG-UK Joint Grant, S$420,000, 2016-2018, Co-PI

  • "Resilient Cyber Infrastructure for Cyber-Physical Systems", NRF NTU-Delta Corp. Lab, S$600,000, 2016-2019, Co-PI

 

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