Ju Wang
Senior Researcher,
Samsung Research, AI Center - Montreal
Samsung Electronics, Canada
Email: j.wang1 [AT] samsung.com
Office: 1250 Boul. Rene-Levesque West, Suite 3720, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 4W8

Research Interests:

Artificial Intelligence, Wireless Communication System/Network, Internet of Things (IoT). By borrowing techniques from diverse areas, including computer networks, machine learning, and signal processing, I like to explore and develop new software-hardware systems that enable the next generation of wireless communication, human-computer interaction (HCI), and ubiquitous sensing.

Short Bio:

I'm a senior researcher at Samsung AI Center (SAIC)-Montreal since 2020. Before joining Samsung, I did two-year postdoc at University of Waterloo, working with Prof. Srinivasan Keshav and Prof. Omid Abari. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwest University, China in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Dingyi Fang and Prof. Xiaojiang Chen.

Selected Publications:
Full list at Google Scholar

Sensing Finger Input Using An RFID Transmission Line
Ju Wang, Jianyan Li, Mohammad Mazaheri, Keiko Katsuragawa, Daniel Vogel, and Omid Abari
ACM SenSys'20, Yokohama, Japan
Acceptance Rate: 20%

Soil moisture sensing with commodity RFID systems
Ju Wang, Liqiong Chang, Shourya Aggarwal, Omid Abari, and Srinivasan Keshav
ACM MobiSys'20, Toronto, Canada
Acceptance Rate: 19%

A Battery-Free In-Class Response System Using RFID Tags
Liqiong Chang, Ju Wang, Omid Abari, and Srinivasan Keshav
IEEE/ACM IoTDI'20, Sydney, Australia

Are RFID Sensing Systems Ready for the Real World?
Ju Wang, Liqiong Chang, Omid Abari, and Srinivasan Keshav
ACM MobiSys'19, Seoul, South Korea
Acceptance Rate: 23%

Tip-Tap: Battery-free Discrete 2D Fingertip Input
Keiko Katsuragawa, Ju Wang, Ziyang Shan, Ningshan Ouyang, Omid Abari, and Daniel Vogel
ACM UIST'19, New Orleans, USA
Acceptance Rate: 24%

RFID Hacking for Fun and Profit
Ju Wang, Omid Abari, and Srinivasan Keshav
ACM MobiCom'18, Delhi, India
Acceptance Rate: 22%
Featured in ACM GetMobile

Capturing Rich Sleep Information Using Smartwatch Sensing Data
Liqiong Chang, Jiaqi Lu, Ju Wang, Xiaojiang Chen, Dingyi Fang, Zhangyong Yang, Petteri Nurmi, and Zheng Wang
ACM IMWUT/UbiComp'18

Simultaneous Target Imaging and Material Identification with Commodity RFID Devices
Ju Wang, Jie Xiong, Xiaojiang Chen, Hongbo Jiang, Rajesh Krishna Balan, and Dingyi Fang
ACM MobiCom'17, Snowbird, USA
Acceptance Rate: 18%
Featured in IEEE Computer Society
Extended journal version in IEEE TMC'19
[PAPER-Conference] [PAPER-Journal] [SLIDES] [DEMO]

A Millimeter Level Calligraphy Copybook based on Commodity RFID
Chang, Liqiong, Jie Xiong, Ju Wang, Xiaojiang Chen, Yu Wang, Zhanyong Tang, and Dingyi Fang
ACM IMWUT/UbiComp'17

Low Human-Effort, Device-Free Localization with Fine-Grained Subcarrier Information
Ju Wang, Hongbo Jiang, Jie Xiong, Kyle Jamieson, Xiaojiang Chen, Dingyi Fang, and Binbin Xie
ACM MobiCom'16, New York City, USA
Acceptance Rate: 14%
Extended journal version in IEEE TMC'18
[PAPER-Conference] [PAPER-Journal] [SLIDES]

Embracing bad Multipaths for Device-Free Localization with COTS RFID Devices
Ju Wang, Jie Xiong, Hongbo Jiang, Xiaojiang Chen, and Dingyi Fang
ACM CoNEXT'16, Irvine, USA
Acceptance Rate: 18%
Extended journal version in IEEE/ACM TON'17
[PAPER-Conference] [PAPER-Journal] [SLIDES]

An Energy-Efficient Framework for High-Precision Multi-Target-Adaptive Device-Free Localization
Ju Wang, Dingyi Fang, Zhe Yang, Hongbo Jiang, Xiaojiang Chen, Tianzhang Xing and Lin Cai

Transferring Compressive Sensing Based Device-Free Localization Across Target Diversity
Ju Wang, Xiaojiang Chen, Dingyi Fang, Chase Qishi Wu, Zhe Yang, and Tianzhang Xing

Compressive Sensing based Device-Free Localization for Multiple Targets in Sensor Networks
Ju Wang, Dingyi Fang, Xiaojiang Chen, Zhe Yang, Tianzhang Xing, and Lin Cai
IEEE INFOCOM'13, Turin, Italy
Acceptance Rate: 17%


2017: Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation of China Computer Federation (CCF)
            (1 of 10 awarded across all of China)
2016: National Scholarship for Ph.D. Student, China
2015: National Scholarship for Ph.D. Student, China
2014: National Scholarship for Ph.D. Student, China
2010: First Prize, Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest
            (13 prizes awarded across 165 universities in Asia)

In The News:

2019: Our battery-free computer input at your finger tip was covered by CBC News, Arduino News, Science Daily , Technology.org News, InceptiveMind News, UWaterloo News
2018: Our battery-free Internet of Things device was covered by Tech Explorist News, The Engineer News, R&D World News, Biohackinfo News
2018: Our smartwatch app that tracks sleeping was covered by Science Daily, Medindia News, LabRoots News, Devdiscourse News