Mo Li (李默)       
 

Associate Professor
Assistant Chair (Strategic Research)

 

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

 

 

Hiring: I'm constantly looking for prospective PhD students/RAs, expected to work on building wireless and intelligent sensing systems, Internet of Things (IoT), as well as data analysis systems.

 

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. Dr. Li is currently on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Internet of Things, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He is a Distinguished Member of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE.

 

Research Interests

Networked and distributed sensing, wireless and mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), 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 AI systems to facilitate people’s smarter lifestyle. See People of ACM Interview for a brief of our research.

Atheros CSI Tool (our open source CSI tool maintenance page) - Precise Power Delay Profiling with Commodity WiFi, ACM MobiCom'15; Antenna array extension - SWAN: Stitched Wi-Fi ANtennas, ACM MobiCom'18, [Demo video]

Our recent measurement study on LoRa: Known and Unkown Facts of LoRa: Experiences from a Large Scale Measurement Study, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol.15, Issue 2, Article 16, February 2019

CSMA for LoRa (our open source project to equip LoRa with CSMA) LMAC: Efficient Carrier-Sense Multiple Access for LoRa, ACM MobiCom'20

 

 

Teaching

CZ3006 Net-Centric Computing
CE3005 Computer Networks

 

Selected Publications (Full list)

Wireless
:

[MobiCom'20] "LMAC: Efficient Carrier-Sense Multiple Access for LoRa", In ACM MobiCom, London, UK, September 2020

Amalinda Gamage, Jansen Christian Liando, Chaojie Gu, Rui Tan, Mo Li

[CSMA for LoRa]

 

[TOSN'19] "Known and Unkown Facts of LoRa: Experiences from a Large Scale Measurement Study", ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol.15, Issue 2, Article 16, February 2019

Jansen C.Liando, Amalinda Gamage, Agustinus W. Tengourtius, Mo Li
 

[MobiCom'19] "mD-Track: Leveraging Multi-Dimensionality in Passive Indoor Wi-Fi Tracking", In ACM MobiCom, Los Cabos, Mexico, October 2019

Yaxiong Xie, Jie Xiong, Mo Li, Kyle Jamieson

[Atheros CSI Tool]

 

[MobiCom'18] "SWAN: Stitched Wi-Fi ANtennas", In ACM MobiCom, New Delhi, India, October 2018

Yaxiong Xie, Yanbo Zhang, Jansen Christian Liando, Mo Li

[Demo video] [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]

 

[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

 

Sensing & data analytics:

[Network'18] "Urban Traffic Prediction from Mobility Data Using Deep Learning", IEEE Network, Vol. 32, Issue 4, Pages 40-46, 2018

Zhidan Liu, Zhenjiang Li, Kaishun Wu, Mo Li

 

[IPSN'18] "Walkway Discovery from Large Scale Crowdsensing", In ACM/IEEE IPSN, Pages 13-24, Porto, Portugal, April 2018

Chu Cao, Zhidan Liu, Mo Li, Wenqiang Wang, Zheng Qin

[Slides]

 

[TITS'17] "A Participatory Urban Traffic Monitoring System: The Power of Bus Riders", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol.18, Issue 10, Pages 2851-2864, October 2017.

Zhidan Liu, Shiqi Jiang, Pengfei Zhou, Mo Li

 

[TITS'16] "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]

 

[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]

 

[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

 

Mobility:

[UbiComp'19] "Amateur: Augmented Reality based Vehicle Navigation System", Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), Vol. 2, No. 4, Article 1552018

Chu Cao, Zhenjiang Li, Pengfei Zhou, Mo Li

 

[INFOCOM'17] "iType: Using Eye Gaze to Enhance Typing Privacy", In IEEE INFOCOM, Atlanta, USA, May 2017

Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, Prasant Mohapatra, Jinsong Han, Shuaiyu Chen

 

[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

 

[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

 

 

Professional Services
 

Journal Editor
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2015-)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2015-)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2016-)
ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (2018-)

Recent TPC activities
2021 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, SIGMETRICS, IPSN
2020 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, IoTDI
2019 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, IoTDI, ICDCS, SIGMETRICS, SenSys
2018 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, SenSys
2017 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, HotMobile, MobiSys (external), ICDCS
2016 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, ICDCS, ICNP
2015 - INFOCOM, MobiCom, MobiSys (external), HotMobile
(more)

Conference chairs
TPC Track Chair (Mobile & Wireless Network Computing), IEEE ICDCS'20
General co-Chair, IEEE ICPADS'18
TPC co-Chair, IEEE SECON'18
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

  • Chu Cao (Research fellow and former PhD student, 2014-)

  • Panrong Tong (Research fellow and former PhD student, 2015-)

  • Jansen Christian Liando (Research associate, 2016-)

  • Xiaoyun Mo (PhD student, 2017-)

  • Sijie Ji (PhD student, 2019-)

  • Mingqian Li (PhD student, 2019-)

  • Yanbo Zhang (PhD student, 2019-)

  • Amalinda Gamage (PhD student, 2019-)

  • Kaiqi Liu (PhD student, 2020-)

  • Ya Nan (PhD student, 2020-)

 

 

Alumni

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

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

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

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

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

  • Yuxiao Hou (Doctorate in 2017, now postdoc fellow at Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

  • Zhidan Liu (Research fellow 2015-2017, now assistant professor at Shenzhen University, Shenzhen Talent Peacock Plan)

  • Wan Du (Research fellow, 2012-2017, now assistant professor at University of California, Merced)

  • Shiqi Jiang (Doctorate in 2018, now senior research engineer at Microsoft Research Asia)

  • Shuyu Shi (Research fellow, 2016-2018, now associate research professor at Nanjing University)

  • Yaxiong Xie (Doctorate in 2017, now postdoc researcher at Princeton University)

  • Jinlong E (Research fellow, 2018-2019, now postdoc researcher at Tsinghua University)

  • Weiping Sun (Research fellow, 2018-2020, now researcher at Samsung Research)

 

 

 

Invited Talks

  • "Sensing with WiFi - theory, practice, challenges, and limits", Keynote, WearSys, June 2020

  • "5G and Beyond – the research excitement and challenges", invited talk, Alibaba Group, Hangzhou, China, January 2020

  • "Sensing with WiFi - theory, practice, challenges, and limits", invited talk, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 2019

  • "Sensing with WiFi - theory, practice, challenges, and limits", invited talk, Michigan State University, USA, October 2018

  • "Sensing with WiFi - theory, practice, challenges, and limits", invited talk, CCF Advanced Discipline Lectures, Beijing, China, July 2018

  • "Ambient Intelligence: A Data and Sensing Point of View", invited talk, Alibaba Group, Hangzhou, China, January 2018

  • "Smart Mobility: A Data and Sensing Point of View", invited talk, Tsinghua University, China, December 2017

  • "Smart Mobility: A Data and Sensing Point of View", invited talk, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 2017

  • "Smart City: Research Experiences in Smart Traffic Monitoring", invited talk, Computer Science Department, Princeton University, USA, September 2016

  • "Smart City: Research Experiences in Smart Traffic Monitoring", invited talk, Yale Institute for Network Science, Yale University, USA, September 2016

  • "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

 

 

 

 

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