Liang He  

Liang (Leon) He

Research Fellow
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
E-mail: lianghe.umich@gmail.com
Address:2260 Hayward St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121

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I'm currently a Research Fellow at The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI, USA, under supervision of Prof. Kang G. Shin. Before joining UMich, I worked as a Research Scientist at Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, with Dr. Yu (Jason) Gu. I received my Ph.D from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, under supervising of Prof. Jingdong Xu. During Oct. 2009 to Oct. 2011, I've worked at University of Victoria, BC, Cananda, as a research assistant under supervising of Prof. Jianping Pan.

Research Interests

  • Smart Battery Management
  • Energy Efficient Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks
  • Mobility Management in Ad Hoc Sensor Networks

Selected Publication (Full List)

  • Peer-reviewed conference papers

    1. [ICCPS'16] ∗-Aware Charging of Lithium-ion Battery Cells.
      Liang He, Sunmin Kim, and Kang G. Shin.
      The ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Vienna, Austria, 2016.

    2. [ICDCS'15] Privacy-Preserving Compressive Sensing for Crowdsensing based Trajectory Recovery.
      Linghe Kong, Liang He, Xiaoyang Liu, Yu Gu, Min-You Wu, and Xue Liu.
      The 35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2015.

    3. [ECRTS'15] A Computation Offloading Framework for Soft Real-Time Embedded Systems.
      Yuchuan Liu, Cong Liu, Xia Zhang, Wei Gao, Liang He, Yu Gu.
      The 27th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, Lund, Sweden, 2015.

    4. [ICCPS'15] SHARE: SoH-Aware Reconfiguration to Enhance Deliverable Capacity of Large-Scale Battery Packs.
      Liang He, Yu Gu, Cong Liu, Ting Zhu, and Kang G. Shin.
      The ACM/IEEE 6th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Seattle, USA, 2015.

    5. Optimal Reader Location for Collision-Free Communication in WRSN.
      Yuelong Tian, Peng Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, and Jiming Chen.
      The 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'14), Austin, TX, USA, 2014.
      Best Paper Award Candidate

    6. Exploiting Time of Charge to Achieve Collision-Free Communications in WRSN.
      Yuelong Tian, Peng Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, and Jiming Chen.
      The 10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine'14), Rhodes, Greece, August, 2014.
      Best Paper Award

    7. [ICNP'14] Exploiting Sender-based Link Correlation in Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Junghyun Jun, Long Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, and Ting Zhu.
      The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, The Research Triangle, NC, October, 2014.

    8. [MOBIHOC'14] ESync: An Energy Synchronized Charging Protocol for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Lingkun Fu, Likun Zheng, Yu Gu, Peng Cheng, Jiming Chen, and Jianping Pan.
      The 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2014.
      * The first two authors contributed equally to this work.

    9. [ECRTS'14] Analysis Techniques for Supporting Harmonic Real-Time Tasks with Suspensions.
      Cong Liu, Jian-jia Chen, Liang He, and Yu Gu.
      The 26th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, Madrid, Spain, Junly, 2014.

    10. [SECON'14] REPC: Reliable and Efficient Participatory Computing for Mobile Devices.
      Zheng Dong, Linghe Kong, Peng Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, Lu Fang, Ting Zhu, and Cong Liu.
      The 11th IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking, Singapore, June, 2014.

    11. [ICCPS'14] Reconfiguration-Assisted Charging in Large-Scale Lithium-ion Battery Systems.
      Liang He, Linghe Kong, Siyu Lin, Shaodong Ying, Yu Gu, Tian He, and Cong Liu.
      The 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Berlin, Germany, April, 2014.

    12. [INFOCOM'14] Mobile-to-Mobile Energy Replenishment in Mission-Critical Robotic Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Peng Cheng, Yu Gu, Jianping Pan, Ting Zhu, and Cong Liu.
      The 33rd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communnications, Toronto, Canada, April, 2014.

    13. [INFOCOM'14] A Parallel Identification Protocol for RFID Systems.
      Linghe Kong, Liang He, Yu Gu, Min-You Wu, and Tian He.
      The 33rd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Toronto, Canada, April, 2014.

    14. [RTSS'13] Exploring Adaptive Reconfiguration to Optimize Energy Efficiency in Large-Scale Battery Systems.
      Liang He, Lipeng Gu, Linghe Kong, Yu Gu, Cong Liu, and Tian He.
      The 34nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, December, 2013.

    15. [MASS'13] On-Demand Charging in Wireless Sensor Networks: Theories and Applications.
      Liang He, Yu Gu, Jianping Pan, and Ting Zhu.
      The 10th IEEE International Conferece on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, Hangzhou, China, October, 2013.

    16. [INFOCOM'12] Evaluating Service Disciplines for Mobile Elements in Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Zhe Yang, Jianping Pan, Lin Cai, and Jingdong Xu.
      The 31st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Orlando, USA, 2012.

    17. Analysis on Data Collection with Multiple Mobile Elements in Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Jianping Pan, and Jingdong Xu.
      The 2011 IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM'11), Houston, USA, Dec. 2011.
      Best Paper Award

    18. Adaptive Mobility-Assisted Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks .
      Liang He, Jun Tao, Jianping Pan, and Jingdong Xu.
      The 2011 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (IEEE WCSP'11), Nanjing, China, Nov. 2011.
      Best Paper Award

  • Peer-reviewed journal papers (* indicates the correspondence author)

    1. [TVT] ESync: Energy Synchronized Mobile Charging in Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Lingkun Fu, Liang He, Peng Cheng, Yu Gu, Jianping Pan, and Jiming Chen.
      IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, in press.

    2. [TSG] RAC: Reconfiguration-Assisted Charging in Large-Scale Lithium-ion Battery Systems.
      Liang He, Linghe Kong, Siyu Lin, Shaodong Ying, Yu Gu, Tian He, and Cong Liu.
      IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, Vol. PP, No. 99, 2015.

    3. [TMC] Evaluating the On-Demand Mobile Charging in Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Linghe Kong, Yu Gu, Jianping Pan, and Ting Zhu.
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol.14, No. 9, pp. 1861-1875, 2015.

    4. Achieving Collision-Free Communication by Time of Charge in WRSN.
      Yuelong Tian, Peng Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, and Jiming Chen.
      Mobile Networks and Applications, p. 1-11, 2015.

    5. Finite-State Markov Modeling for High-Speed Railway Fading Channels.
      Siyu Lin, Linghe Kong, Liang He, Ke Guan, Bo Ai, Zhangdui Zhong, and Cesar Briso-Rodriguez.
      IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 14, pp. 954-957, 2015.

    6. [TITS] Design of a Mobile Charging Service for Electric Vehicles in an Urban Environment.
      Shisheng Huang, Liang He, Yu Gu, Kristin Wood, and Saif Benjaafar.
      IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. No. 99, pp. 1-12, 2014.

    7. [TWC] Temperature-Assisted Clock Synchronization and Self-Calibration for Sensor Networks.
      Zhe Yang, Liang He*, Lin Cai, and Jianping Pan.
      IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 3419-3429, 2014.

    8. [TC] Opportunistic Flooding in Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks with Unreliable Links.
      Shuo Guo, Liang He*, Yu Gu, Bo Jiang, and Tian He.
      IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 63, No. 11, pp. 2787-2802, 2014.

    9. [TECS] Achieving Energy Synchronized Communication in Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Yu Gu, Liang He*, Ting Zhu, and Tian He.
      ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Vol. 13, No. 68, 2014.

    10. [TMC] Evaluating Service Disciplines for On-Demand Mobile Data Collection in Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Zhe Yang, Jianping Pan, Lin Cai, Jingdong Xu, and Yu Gu.
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 797-810, 2014.

    11. [TMC] A Progressive Approach to Reducing Data Collection Latency in Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Elements.
      Liang He, Jianping Pan, and Jingdong Xu.
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 1308-1320, 2013.

    12. Data Collection Latency in Wireless Sensor Networks with Multiple Mobile Elements.
      Liang He, Jianping Pan, and Jingdong Xu.
      Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (AHSWN), Vol. 18, No. 1-2, pp. 109-129, 2013.

  • Demos and posters

    1. [MOBIHOC'14 DEMO] An Energy Synchronized Charging Protocol for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks.
      Lingkun Fu, Hao Liu, Liang He, Yu Gu, Peng Cheng, and Jiming Chen.
      In The 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2014.

    2. [RTSS@WORK'13] Reconfiguration-based Energy Optimization in Battery Systems: a Testbed Prototype.
      Liang He, Shaodong Ying and Yu Gu
      In The 34nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, December, 2013.

    3. [SENSYS'13 DEMO] Exploring Smartphone-based Participatory Computing to Improve Pervasive Surveillance.
      Zheng Dong, Banghui Lu, Liang He, Peng Cheng, Yu Gu and Lu Fang.
      In the 11th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor System, Rome, Italy, November, 2013.

    4. [SENSYS'12 POSTER] Energy Synchronized Charging in Sensor Networks.
      Liang He, Yu Gu, and Tian He.
      The 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Toronto, Canada, 2012.

Selected awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award Candidate, IEEE GLOBECOM'14, 2014 (50 out of 2171 submissions)
  • Best Paper Award, QShine'14, 2014
  • Invited to the Global Young Scientists Summit, Singapore, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE GLOBECOM'11, 2011 (14 out of 2923 submissions)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE WCSP'11, 2011 (10 out of 692 submissions)
  • CSC-UVic Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • Student Travel Grant for Fields-MITACS Workshop on Probabilistic Methods in Wireless Networks, 2011

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2011
  • B.Eng. in Computer Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2006

Professional services

  • Editorship
    • Guest Editor, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
  • Organizing Committee Membership
    • WiSARN 2013-SPRING (Publicity Co-Chair)
    • WiSARN 2012-FALL (Publicity Co-Chair)
  • TPC member
    • NaNA 2016
    • E2IoT 2015
    • IEEE VTC2014-FALL, 2014
    • QShine, 2014
    • IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015, 2014, 2013
    • IEEE/CIC Workshop on IoT, 2015, 2014
    • IEEE WCSP 2014, 2013
    • ICNC 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
    • ICCVE 2015, 2014, 2013
    • IEEE GLOBECOM, 2016, 2013
    • WiSARN 2012-SPRING, 2012
I also served as the reviewer for over 30 conferences and 30 journals.
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Volunteer Service

  • Web Manager for APSYS'13, 2013
  • Student volunteer for IEEE PACRIM'11, 2011
  • Student volunteer for International Student Welcome at UVic, 2010-Spring
  • Student volunteer for Computer Science Volunteer Program (CSVP), 2009-Fall, 2010-Spring