About

My name is Yunze Zeng. I am a Research Scientist at Bosch Research in Sunnyvale, CA. I am currently focusing on building Wireless Sensing and Networking Systems with Machine Learning. Especially, I am bringing Wireless Sensing ideas to enable new business for Bosch in automotive and smart home/building applications.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California Davis where I was supervised by Prof. Prasant Mohapatra. During the study at Davis, I was selected as Business Development Fellow from Graduate School of Management, and I got Honorable Mention in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Research from Computer Science Department.

Before coming to Davis, I received my B.S. from Beijing Jiaotong University in China where I was studying in Science Experimental Class (“思源班”). As an undergraduate, I was also a visiting student at University of California San Diego.

Research Interest

Wireless Sensing, Machine Learning, Mobile Computing

Pulications

  • CarOSense: Car Occupancy Sensing with the Ultra-Wideband Keyless Infrastructure [PDF] [Video]
    Yongsen Ma, Yunze Zeng, and Vivek Jain
    (Co-first authors)
    ACM IMWUT/UbiComp 2020

  • CaraoKey: Car States Sensing via the Ultra-Wideband Keyless Infrastructure [PDF]
    Avinash Kalyanaraman, Yunze Zeng, Sushanta Rakshit, and Vivek Jain
    (Co-first authors)
    IEEE SECON 2020 (Acceptance ratio: 27%)
    Best Paper Runner-up Award!

  • Enriching WLANs with Advanced Sensing and Networking Applications [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng
    Ph.D. Thesis, University of California Davis, 2018

  • MU-MIMO-Aware AP Selection for 802.11ac Networks [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Ioannis Pefkianakis, Kyu-Han Kim, and Prasant Mohapatra
    ACM MobiHoc 2017 (Acceptance ratio: 17%)

  • WearIA: Wearable Device Implicit Authentication based on Activity Information [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Amit Pande, Jindan Zhu, and Prasant Mohapatra
    IEEE WoWMoM 2017

  • Vital Sign and Sleep Monitoring Using Millimeter Wave [PDF]
    Zhicheng Yang, Parth H. Pathak, Yunze Zeng, and Prasant Mohapatra
    ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2017

  • Throughput, Energy Efficiency and Interference Characterisation of 802.11ac [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Parth H. Pathak and Prasant Mohapatra
    Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2017

  • Monitoring Vital Signs Using Millimeter Wave [PDF]
    Zhicheng Yang, Parth H. Pathak, Yunze Zeng, Xixi Liran, and Prasant Mohapatra
    ACM MobiHoc 2016 (Acceptance ratio: 18.7%)

  • WiWho: WiFi-based Person Identification in Smart Spaces [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Parth H. Pathak, and Prasant Mohapatra
    ACM/IEEE IPSN 2016 (Acceptance ratio: 19.6%)

  • Human Tracking and Activity Monitoring using 60GHz mmWave [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Parth H. Pathak, Zhicheng Yang, and Prasant Mohapatra
    Poster, ACM/IEEE IPSN 2016

  • Activity-based Implicit Authentication for Wearable Devices [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng
    PhD Forum, ACM/IEEE IPSN 2016

  • PBA: Prediction-based Authentication for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications [PDF]
    Chen Lyu, Dawu Gu, Yunze Zeng, and Prasant Mohapatra
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2016

  • Analyzing Shopper’s Behavior through WiFi Signals [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Parth H. Pathak, and Prasant Mohapatra
    ACM WPA @ MobiSys 2015

  • Sensor-assisted Codebook-based Beamforming for Mobility Management in 60GHz WLANs [PDF]
    Zhicheng Yang, Parth H. Pathak, Yunze Zeng, and Prasant Mohapatra
    IEEE MASS 2015 (Acceptance ratio: 26%)

  • Using Smartphone Sensors for Improving Energy Expenditure Estimation [PDF]
    Amit Pande, Jindan Zhu, Aweek K. Das, Yunze Zeng, Prasant Mohapatra, and Jay J. Han
    IEEE Journal on Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, Vol. 3, 2015

  • A First Look at 802.11ac in Action: Energy Efficiency and Interference Characterization [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Parth H. Pathak, and Prasant Mohapatra
    IEEE/IFIP Networking 2014 (Acceptance ratio: 25.34%)
    Best Paper Award!

  • Your AP Knows How You Move: Fine-grained Device Motion Recognition through WiFi [PDF]
    Yunze Zeng, Parth H. Pathak, Chao Xu, and Prasant Mohapatra
    ACM HotWireless @ Mobicom 2014

  • Energy Expenditure Estimation with Smartphone Body Sensors [PDF]
    Amit Pande, Yunze Zeng, Aweek K. Das, Prasant Mohapatra, Sheridan Miyamoto, Edmund Seto, Erik K. Henricson, and Jay J. Han
    ACM BodyNets 2013 (Acceptance ratio: 35%)
    Best Paper Award!

  • Accurate Energy Expenditure Estimation using Smartphone Sensors [PDF]
    Amit Pande, Yunze Zeng, Aweek K. Das, Prasant Mohapatra, Sheridan Miyamoto, Edmund Seto, Erik K. Henricson, and Jay J. Han
    Demo, ACM Wireless Health Conference 2013

  • Evaluating Perceptual Video Quality for Mobile Clients in 802.11n WLAN [PDF]
    Victor Omwando, Amit Pande, Yunze Zeng, and Prasant Mohapatra
    ACM WiNTECH @ Mobicom 2013

Awards

  • Best Paper Runner-up Award at IEEE SECON 2020
  • Robert Bosch Innovation Award (4 projects per year for the whole company), Robert Bosch LLC 2019
  • Honorable Mention in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Research, UC Davis 2016
  • Business Development Fellow (9 fellows each year campus-wide), UC Davis 2015
  • Best Paper Award at IEEE/IFIP Networking 2014
  • Best Paper Award at ACM BodyNets 2013
  • Student travel grant awards for ACM MobiCom 2014 and ACM/IEEE IPSN 2016
  • Excellent Student Leader, Beijing Jiaotong University 2011
  • Outstanding Student, Beijing Jiaotong University 2010