UIUC

Members

Faculty

Dr. Dong Wang

Director

Dr. Wang is an associate professor with tenure in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is also affiliated with the Informatics Program, the Information Trust Institute, and the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) at UIUC. He is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award, Google Faculty Research Award, Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the US Army Research Office, Wing Kai Cheng Fellowship from the University of Illinois, and the Best Paper Award of IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS).

PhD Students

Yang Zhang

PhD Student

Yang Zhang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He received his M.S. in Data Science from Indiana University-Bloomington. Before that, he attained his B.S. in Software Engineering from Wuhan University. His research interests focus on the assured artificial intelligence with uncertainty quantification in human-cyber-physical systems (H-CPS). Yang has published 30+ peer-reviewed conference/journal papers, including 22 first-authored ones. These papers were published in top sensing systems, big data and social media venues such as IEEE BigData, ACM/IEEE ASONAM, IEEE TBD, IEEE TCSS, ACM/IEEE IWQoS, IEEE SECON, Elsevier KBS. Yang is also the recipient of the most prestigious award - Outstanding Graduate Research Award at the University of Notre Dame.

Lanyu Shang

PhD Student

Lanyu Shang is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She received an M.S. in Data Science from New York University and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research interest primarily lies in online misinformation detection using social media data. Lanyu has published 20+ peer-reviewed conference/journal papers, including 9 first-authored ones. These papers were published in top big data, information systems, and social network venues such as IEEE BigData, ACM/IEEE ASONAM, IEEE TBD, Elsevier KBS, IPM. Lanyu is also the recipient of the most prestigious award - Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award at the University of Notre Dame.

Md Tahmid Rashid

PhD Student

Tahmid is a Ph.D. student at the Social Sensing Lab under the supervision of Prof. Dong Wang. He got his B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from BRAC University, Bangladesh. His research centers on the unification of physical and cyber realms, otherwise known as cyber-physical systems. He aims to develop systems that will harness information from the social and physical worlds to solve some of the critical challenges in sensing, disaster response and situation awareness. Tahmid has published 20+ peer-reviewed conference/journal papers, including 10 first-authored ones. These papers were published in top sensing systems, IoT and CPS venues such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE RTSS, ACM/IEEE IoTDI, IEEE SECON, Springer AIRE.

Ziyi Kou

PhD Student

Ziyi Kou is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his M.S. in Computer Science from University of Rochester. Before that, he got his B.S. in Software Engineering from Chongqing University. His research interest lies in the intersection of social sensing, computer vision, and human-in-the-loop systems. Ziyi has published 10+ peer-reviewed conference/journal papers, including 6 first-authored ones. These papers were published in top sensing systems, big data and social computing venues such as IEEE BigData, IEEE TBD, ACM/IEEE IWQoS, ACM GROUP.

Huimin Zeng

PhD Student

Huimin Zeng is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his M.S. in Robotics, Cognition and Intelligence from Technical University of Munich. Prior to that, he got his bachelor’s degree in Robotics and Automation from Tongji University. His research interest lies in the intersection of social sensing and adversarial machine learning.

Zhenrui Yue

PhD Student

Zhenrui Yue is an Informatics Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Robotics, Cognition and Intelligence from the Technical University of Munich. His research works focus on using AI to solve real-world challenges in language understanding, recommender system and adversarial machine learning.

Alumni

Daniel Zhang

Amazon Research Scientist

Daniel (Yue) Zhang is currently a research scientist at Amazon's Alexa AI. He received the PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His research area lies in the intersection of machine learning/artificial intelligence, edge computing, and human-in-the-loop systems. Daniel has published 50+ peer-reviewed conference/journal papers, including 23 first-authored ones. These papers were published in both top machine learning and top systems venues such as AAAI, RTSS, INFOCOM, ICDCS, RTAS, SEC, IoTDI, KBS, BigData, ASONAM. Daniel is also the recipient of two of the most prestigious awards - Outstanding Graduate Research Award and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award at the University of Notre Dame. He was offered IBM Social Good Fellowship in 2020.

Master and Undergrad Researchers

Siyu Duan (Master Student, UIUC)
Jiawei Deng (Master Student, UIUC)
Augustine Xu (Master Student, UIUC)
Ruohan Zong (Master Student, Columbia University)
Thomas Plummer (Undergraduate Student, ND)
James Dong (Undergraduate Student, ND)
Jose Badilla (Undergraduate Student, ND)
Brian Mann (Undergraduate Student, ND)
Steven Mike (Undergraduate Student, ND)
Ben Cunning (Undergraduate Student, ND)
Herman Tong (Undergraduate Student, ND)
Yiwen Lu (Undergraduate Student, Tshinghua University)

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