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Jian (Jack) Liu name


Ph.D. Candidate

WINLAB
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rutgers University
671 Route 1
North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902, USA
Email:  jianliu AT winlab.rutgers.edu

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about

I'm a 6th year Ph.D. candidate, at Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University, supervised by Prof. Yingying (Jennifer) Chen. My research has led to one book chapter, more than 35 journal/conference papers in premier venues (e.g., ACM MobiCom (2), ACM CCS (1), ACM MobiHoc (2), ACM MobiSys (1), IEEE INFOCOM (5), ACM UbiComp (2), IEEE SECON (1, Best Paper Award), IEEE CNS (1, Best Paper Award), ACM ASIACCS (1), IEEE MASS (2)), 8 posters/demos, and 3 US patents (one of which has been licensed to Aerial Technologies). Meanwhile, my research has drawn considerable attention from the media and has been reported by over 90 media outlets including BBC News, Yahoo News, MIT Technology Review, NBC New York, IEEE Spectrum, NSF Science 360 News, Futurity, Daily Mail, WCBS TV and Voice of America TV, etc.

Research Interests: Cybersecurity and Privacy - Mobile Sensing and Computing - Smart Healthcare - IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems - Machine Learning - Connected Vehicles.

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I am on the job market! Let me know if you have any openings.
My CV is available.

latest news
  • [Feburary 2019] We have submitted 3 papers to ACM CCS 2019, IEEE S&P 2020 and ACM MobiSys 2019.
  • [November 2018] One paper has been accepted to INFOCOM'19.
  • [October 2018] Our Poster "Inferring Passcode via Wearables" received the Best Poster Award Runner-up in the MobiCom'18.
  • [October 2018] Our WiFi-based Fitness Assistant paper has been accepted to PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Computing (IMWUT) (to be presented in the UbiComp'19).
  • [September 2018] Our paper on "Virtual Writing Tablet Using Acoustic Signals" has been accepted to ICPADS 2018.
  • [August 2018] Three posters have been accepted to MobiCom'18.
  • [July 2018] I received ECE Research Excellence Award at Rutgers!
  • [May 2018] Our paper "Towards In-baggage Suspicious Object Detection Using Commodity WiFi" has received the Best Paper Award in the IEEE CNS'18!
  • [March 2018] Our paper on "WiFi-based Sleep Monitoring" has been accepted to IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
  • [March 2018] Our paper on "WiFi-based In-baggage Suspicious Object Detection" has been accepted to IEEE CNS'18.
  • [January 2018] Our RF-KINECT paper has been accepted to PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Computing (IMWUT) (to be presented at UbiComp'18).
selected publications
*H-index = 10, Citation = 734 according to Google Scholar
*Conferences: MobiCom (2), MobiHoc(2), MobiSys (1), CCS (1), INFOCOM (5), UbiComp (2), SECON (1, Best Paper Award), CNS (1, Best Paper Award), ASIACCS (1), MASS (2), ICPADS (1), etc.
*Journals: IEEE TMC (1), IEEE IoT Journal(1), IEEE Sensors Journal (1), WCMC, Wiley (1), Sensors (MDPI) (1), etc.

[Full publication list is here]

  1. Yan Wang, Jian Liu, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, Jie Yang, Hongbo Liu,
    E-eyes: Device-free Location-oriented Activity Identification Using Fine-grained WiFi Signatures [pdfPDF],
    ACM MobiCom 2014, Maui, Hawaii, USA, September 2014. (Acceptance rate: 36/220 = 16.4%)
    -The patent is licensed to a startup company
  2. Jian Liu, Yan Wang, Gorkem Kar, Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, Marco Gruteser,
    Snooping Keystrokes with mm-level Audio Ranging on a Single Phone [pdfPDF],
    ACM MobiCom 2015, Paris, France, September 2015. (Acceptance rate: 38/207 = 18.3%)
  3. Jian Liu, Chen Wang, Yingying Chen, Nitesh Saxena,
    VibWrite: Towards Finger-input Authentication on Ubiquitous Surfaces via Physical Vibration [pdfPDF],
    ACM CCS 2017, Dallas, USA, October-November 2017. (Acceptance rate: 151/843 = 17.9%)
    -Reported by over 40 media outlets (e.g., Yahoo News, IEEE Spectrum, NSF Science 360 News and etc.) and now we are cooperating with a major provider of security products and solutions to make VibWrite commercial
  4. Jian Liu, Yan Wang, Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, Xu Chen, Jerry Cheng,
    Tracking Vital Signs During Sleep Leveraging Off-the-shelf WiFi [pdfPDF],
    ACM MobiHoc 2015, Hangzhou, China, June 2015. (Acceptance rate: 37/250 = 14.8%)
  5. Cong Shi, Jian Liu, Hongbo Liu, Yingying Chen,
    Smart User Authentication through Actuation of Daily Activities Leveraging WiFi-enabled IoT [pdfPDF],
    ACM MobiHoc 2017, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, July 2017. (Acceptance rate: 27/179 = 15.1%)
  6. Luyang Liu, Hongyu Li, Jian Liu, Cagdas Karatas, Yan Wang, Marco Gruteser, Yingying Chen, Richard Martin,
    BigRoad: Scaling Massive Road Data Acquisition for Dependable Self-Driving [pdfPDF],
    ACM MobiSys 2017, Niagara Falls, NY, USA, June 2017. (Acceptance rate: 34/191 = 17.8%)
  7. Jian Liu, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, Yan Wang,
    VibSense: Sensing Touches on Ubiquitous Surfaces through Vibration [pdfPDF],
    IEEE SECON 2017, San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017. (Acceptance rate: 45/170 = 26.5%; Best paper rate: 1/170 = 0.6%)
    [Best Paper Award]
  8. Chen Wang, Jian Liu, Yingying Chen, Hongbo Liu, Yan Wang,
    Towards In-baggage Suspicious Object Detection Using Commodity WiFi [pdfPDF],
    IEEE CNS 2018, Beijing, China, May/June 2018. (Acceptance rate: 51/181 = 28.2%; Best paper rate: 2/181 = 1.1%)
    [Best Paper Award] -Reported by over 50 media outlets (e.g., BBC News, Yahoo News and WCBS TV, etc.)
  9. Hongbo Liu, Yan Wang, Jian Liu, Jie Yang, Yingying Chen,
    Practical User Authentication Leveraging Channel State Information (CSI) [pdfPDF],
    ACM ASIACCS 2014, Kyoto, Japan, June 2014. (Acceptance rate: 52/260 = 20%)
  10. Cagdas Karatas, Luyang Liu, Hongyu Li, Jian Liu, Yan Wang, Sheng Tan, Jie Yang, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, Richard Martin,
    Leveraging Wearables for Steering and Driver Tracking [pdfPDF],
    IEEE INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, USA, April 2016. (Acceptance rate: 300/1644 = 18.25%)
  11. Xiaonan Guo, Jian Liu, Yingying Chen,
    FitCoach: Virtual Fitness Coach Empowered by Wearable Mobile Devices [pdfPDF],
    IEEE INFOCOM 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2017. (Acceptance rate: 292/1395 = 20.93%)
    [Best-in-session Presentation Award]
  12. Tianming Zhao, Jian Liu, Yan Wang, Hongbo Liu, Yingying Chen,
    PPG-based Finger-level Gesture Recognition Leveraging Wearables [pdfPDF],
    IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 2018. (Acceptance rate: 309/1606 = 19.2%)
  13. Chuyu Wang, Jian Liu, Yingying Chen, Hongbo Liu, Lei Xie, Wei Wang, Bingbing He, Sanglu Lu,
    Multi-Touch in the Air: Device-Free Finger Tracking and Gesture Recognition via COTS RFID [pdfPDF],
    IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 2018. (Acceptance rate: 309/1606 = 19.2%)
  14. Chen Wang, Jian Liu, Xiaonan Guo, Yan Wang and Yingying Chen,
    WristSpy: Snooping Passcodes in Mobile Payment Using Wrist-worn Wearables [pdfPDF],
    IEEE INFOCOM 2019, Paris, France, April-May 2019. (Acceptance rate: 288/1464 = 19.7%)
  15. Chuyu Wang, Jian Liu, Yingying Chen, Lei Xie, Hongbo Liu, Sanglu Lu,
    RF-Kinect: A Wearable RFID-based Approach Towards 3D Body Movement Tracking [pdfPDF],
    ACM UbiComp 2018. (Acceptance rate: ~21%)
  16. Xiaonan Guo, Jian Liu, Cong Shi, Hongbo Liu, Yingying Chen, Mooi Choo Chuah,
    Device-free Personalized Fitness Assistant Using WiFi [pdfPDF],
    ACM UbiComp 2019. (Acceptance rate: ~21%)
  17. Jian Liu, Yingying Chen, Yan Wang, Xu Chen, Jerry Cheng, Jie Yang,
    Monitoring Vital Signs and Postures During Sleep Using WiFi Signals,
    IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IEEE IoT), Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 2071-2084, 2018. (IF = 7.596).
  18. Hongbo Liu, Yan Wang, Jian Liu, Jie Yang, Yingying Chen, H. Vincent Poor,
    Authenticating Users through Fine-grained Channel Information,
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IEEE TMC), Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 251-264, 2018.
  19. Ji Xiong, Fangmin Li, Jian Liu,
    Fusion of Different Height Pyroelectric Infrared Sensors for Person Identification,
    IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 436-446, 2016.
  20. Jian Liu, Fangmin Li, Xinhua Liu, Hao Wang,
    The Capacity of Multi-channel Multi-interface Wireless Networks with Multi-packet Reception and Directional Antenna [pdfPDF],
    Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC, Wiley), Volume 14, Issue 8, Pages 803-817, 2014.
teaching
  • 14:332:472 (Rutgers): Robotics and Computer Vision, TA - Fall, 2018.
  • 14:332:456 (Rutgers): Network Centric Programming, TA - Spring, 2018.
  • 14:332:331 (Rutgers): Computer Architecture & Assembly Language, TA - Fall, 2017.
  • 14:332:333 (Rutgers): Computer Architecture Lab, Lab Instructor - Fall, 2017.
  • CPE/EE 556 (Stevens): Computing Principles for Mobile Embedded Systems, TA - Spring, 2015.
  • Mentoring 12 graduate students, 7 undergraduate students and 5 high-school students for their graduation theses, part-time research, school scholar program and WINLAB's summer internship.
selected honors & awards
  • Best Poster Award Runner-up, ACM MobiCom, 2018.
  • ECE Research Excellence Award, Rutgers University, 2018.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE CNS 2018.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE SECON 2017.
  • Best-in-session Presentation Award, IEEE INFOCOM 2017.
  • App Contest Finalist, ACM MobiCom, 2016.
  • Best Poster Award Runner-up, ACM MobiCom, 2016.
  • Outstanding Research Assistant Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2015.
  • Outstanding Research Assistant Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2014.
  • Student Travel Grants, ACM MobiHoc'14, ACM MobiHoc'15, ACM MobiCom'15, IEEE CNS'16, IEEE SECON'17, ACM MobiSys'17 and ACM CCS'17.
  • Distinguished Postgraduate of WHUT (Top 5%), 2014.
  • National Scholarship for Graduate Students (Top 1% nationwide), 2012.
  • Pacemaker to Merit Graduate Student (Top 6 of over 16,500 graduate students in WHUT annually), 2012.
  • Special Prize Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Top 6 of over 16,500 graduate students in WHUT annually), 2012.
  • Recommended to the Graduate School with Entrance Exam Waiver (Top 5%), 2011.
  • Distinguished Bachelor Graduation Thesis of Hubei Province (Top 1%), 2011.
  • Distinguished College Graduate of WHUT (Top 5%), 2011.
  • 3rd Prize in National University Students’ Social Practice and Technological Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Competition (As team leader), 2010.
invited talks & presentations
  • "VibWrite: Towards Finger-input Authentication on Ubiquitous Surfaces via Physical Vibration",
    ACM CCS, Dallas, TX, USA, October 2017.
  • "Smart User Authentication through Actuation of Daily Activities Leveraging WiFi-enabled IoT",
    ACM MobiHoc, Chennai, India, July 2017.
  • "VibSense: Sensing Touches on Ubiquitous Surfaces through Vibration",
    IEEE SECON, San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017.
  • "FitCoach: Virtual Fitness Coach Empowered by Wearable Mobile Devices",
    IEEE INFOCOM, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2017.
  • "Privacy-preserving Ranked Multi-Keyword Search Leveraging Polynomial Function in Cloud Computing",
    L3 Corporation Visit at Stevens, NJ, USA, April, 2016.
  • "Snooping Keystrokes with mm-level Audio Ranging on a Single Phone",
    ACM MobiCom, Paris, France, September, 2015.
  • "Tracking Vital Signs During Sleep Leveraging Off-the-shelf WiFi",
    ACM MobiHoc, Hangzhou, China, June, 2015.
academic service
  • TPC member for the 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN 2017).
  • Reviewer for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, Wireless Networks (Springer), IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Journal of Engineering and Computer Innovations, UbiComp and etc.
misc.
  • Monitor, Undergraduate Class 0704 and Graduate Class 1106, Wuhan University of Technology.
  • Vice President of Student Association, School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology. (2009-2010)
  • I love music (rock, blues) and play bass guitar during leisure time. I also enjoy running (1:42 half-marathon time).