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Zhisheng Yan

Assistant Professor    

B.Eng., Telecommunication Engineering, Shandong University, China, 2010
M.Eng., Information and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2013
Ph.D., Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017


Mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, human-centered computing


I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University. I lead the Mobile and Networked Systems Laboratory (MANSys) at GSU. My research interests include mobile computing, IoT systems, HCI, wireless networks, and multimedia. I am especially interested in the networking and cybersecurity issues of immersive VR/AR systems and camera-sensor-based cyber-physical systems.

I received my Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. I also worked at Stanford University as a visiting researcher. I received my M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China and Shandong University, respectively.

I am honored to have received several research awards, including an NSF CRII award, the ACM SIGMM Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, the University at Buffalo CSE Best Dissertation Award, the ACM HotMobile 2018 Best Demo Award, and the University at Buffalo David M. Benenson Memorial Award. I was also runner-up for the IEEE HealthCom 2014 Best Student Paper.


Z. Yan and C. W. Chen, Too many pixels to perceive: subpixel shutoff for display energy reduction on OLED smartphones, Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM ’17), 2017.

B. Liu (co-primary), Z. Yan (co-primary), and C. W. Chen, Medium access control for wireless body area networks with QoS provisioning and energy efficient design, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 2, 2017, pp. 422–434.

Z. Yan, J. Xue and C. W. Chen, Prius: hybrid edge cloud and client adaptation for HTTP adaptive streaming in cellular networks, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 27, no. 1, 2017, pp. 209–222.

C. Ma, Z. Yan and C. W. Chen, LARM: a lifetime aware regression model for predicting YouTube video popularity, Proceedings of the 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (ACM CIKM ’17), 2017.

Z. Yan and C. W. Chen, RnB: rate and brightness adaptation for rate-distortion-energy tradeoff in HTTP adaptive streaming over mobile devices, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM MobiCom ’16), 2016, pp. 308–319.

Z. Yan, Q. Liu, T. Zhang, and C. W. Chen, Exploring QoE for power efficiency: a field study on mobile videos with LCD displays, Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM ’15), 2015, pp. 431–440.

Z. Yan, C. W. Chen, and B. Liu, Admission control for wireless adaptive HTTP streaming: an evidence theory based approach, Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM ’14), 2014, pp. 893–896.