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I am a Lead Researcher in the Mobile and Sensing Systems group at Microsoft Research Asia. Before joining Microsoft I received my Ph.D. at Dartmouth College where I was co-advised by Andrew T. Campbell and Tanzeem Choudhury.

My research interests revolve around people-centric sensing applications and systems. I am an experimentalist who likes to build prototype mobile sensing systems based on well-founded computational models.

Visit my publications page or google scholar profile to learn more about my work.

I can be reached at: niclane at acm dot org

Jan '15 Two papers provisionally accepted into IPSN 2015! More details coming soon regarding our innovations in: (1) compressive sensing applied to mobile crowd-based systems; and, (2) efforts towards the formal verification of IoT systems.
Dec '14 Our early exploration into applications of deep learning within the mobile sensing domain -- 'Can Deep Learning Revolutionize Mobile Sensing?' -- has been accepted to HotMobile '15.
I'm serving on the PCs of ICWSM '15, UbiComp '15 and DCOSS '15 (mobile sensing track chair). Looking forward to seeing the latest and greatest from the community.
Sept '14 Our UbiComp '14 paper on the Networked Community Behavior framework was nominated for best paper. The conference talk is available on Vimeo here.
I'm serving on the PCs of SECON '15 (group leader), WristSense and WoWMom '15. Please consider these upcoming meetings for latest work!
Aug '14 Our paper 'DSP.Ear: Leveraging Co-Processor Support for Continuous Audio Sensing on Smartphones' has been accepted to SenSys '14 -- joint work with University of Cambridge and Samsung Research.
July '14 Our paper 'Connecting Personal-scale Sensing and Networked Community Behavior to Infer Human Activities' has been accepted to UbiComp '14.
Visited the Intel China Research Center (ICRC) in Beijing. Very impressed by the systems work going on there towards exciting IoT and wearable platforms.
Less than one month until the deadline for MobiCASE 2014. November is a great time to visit Austin, Texas!
June '14 Our paper 'Caiipa: Automated Large-scale Mobile App Testing through Contextual Fuzzing' has been accepted to MobiCom '14.
May '14 I am serving on the TPC for CIKM 2014 and PerCom 2015, please consider submitting!
Gave keynote at PAKDD workshop -- Mobile Sensing, Mining and Visualization for Human Behavior Inference; also managed to visit the great folks at NCTU. Happy to visit Taiwan again.