EarSense exploits jack re-tasking of audio chips and proposes algorithms to sense and localize a set of gestures made by teeth, on COTS headphone/earphones. It would enable applications ranging from accessibilities on smart-devices, security, hand-free interfaces to sensing for health. (Led by Jay)
Daniel graduated with a M.S. and joined Mercedes-Benz R&D. Congratulations!
Mahanth will join the CS department of Pennsylvania State University as a tenure track professor from spring 2018. Congratulations!
Haitham Hassanieh is a new Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at UIUC. His research is in the area of computer networks and algorithms.
Insight develops techniques using which humans can be visually recognized. Complementary
to face recognition, Insight exploits the intuition that motion patterns and clothing colors may pose as a human fingerprint, adequate to discriminate
one individual from others.
(Led by He)
Nirupam will join the CS department of the University of Maryland, College Park as a tenure track professor from Spring 2019. Congratulations!
Haitham's thesis on "The Sparse Fourier Transform: Theory & Practice" wins the 2016 Sprowls award for best thesis in Computer Science at MIT.
Canoe trips were great fun... one canoe flipped but we all survived!
This paper envisions the possibility of injecting mobility into wireless infrastructure. See paper here.
This work was awarded best poster in MobiSys 2011. See paper here.
Ashutosh will join the CS department of the Georgia Institute of Technology as a tenure track professor from Fall 2019. Congratulations!
For research on acoustic sensing, communications, and various challenges around voice attacks and privacy.
Recent work has shown that inaudible signals (at ultrasound frequencies) can be designed to become audible to microphones at very short distances. We develop such an attack that achieves 25 feet range, and then develop a defense against this class of voice attacks that exploit
(Led by Nirupam)
Romit Roy Choudhury was recently awarded the the W.J. “Jerry” Sanders III – Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The most profound technologies are those that disappear - Mark Weiser.
Forbes 30 Under 30 identifies people under 30 years old who has made significant early career contributions to their fields. Bashima is named in the Forbes 30 under 30 science category. Congratulations!
our work on inaudible voice commands and how long range attacks are possible from 25ft away.
BackDoor shows high-frequency ultrasonic sounds can be designed to be recordable by unmodified smartphone microphones while remaining inaudible to humans, leading to applications including inaudible acoustic-jammer and in-air acoustic communication for IoT devices.
(Led by Nirupam)
He will join the CS department of Purdue University as a tenure track professor. Congratulations!
This paper explores the feasibility of automatically extracting passwords from a user’s daily activity logs, such as her Facebook activity, phone activity etc.
This paper submits a hypothesis that smartphone/tablet accelerometers possess unique fingerprints, which can be exploited for tracking users.