Wan Du

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering
The University of California, Merced
Address: #208, SE2, 5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343
Email: wdu3 AT ucmerced.edu


Dr. Wan DU joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC, Merced in 2017. Before moving to Merced, he had worked as a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University. He received his Ph.D degree from University of Lyon (Ecole Centrale de Lyon), France, and his Master and Bachelor degrees from Beihang University, China.

I am looking for Postdoc researchers and highly-motivated PhD students. Please send me an email, if you are interested.

Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Data Analytics, Cyber Physical Systems, and Networked Embedded Systems.

  1. CSE150 - Operating Systems: Fall 2020, 2019 and 2018.
  2. EECS250 - Advanced Topics in Computer Systems: Spring 2020, 2019, and 2018.
  3. EECS251 - Advanced Operating Systems: Spring 2021.
Selected Papers (Full List, Google Scholar Profile)
  1. Zhihao Shen, Wan Du, Xi Zhao, and Jianhua Zou. “DMM: Fast Map Matching for Cellular Data”, in ACM MobiCom, 2020. code+data. Acceptance rate: 62/384 = 16%.
  2. Huijie Chen, Fan Li, Wan Du, Song Yang, Matthew Conn, Song Yang, and Yu Wang. “Listen to Your Fingers: User Authentication based on Geometry Biometrics of Touch Gesture”, in ACM UbiComp & IMWUT, 2020.
  3. Miaomiao Liu, Xianzhong Ding, and Wan Du, “Continuous, Real-Time Object Detection on Mobile Devices without Offloading”, in IEEE ICDCS, 2020. Acceptance rate: 105/584 = 18%.
  4. Wan Du, Panrong Tong, and Mo Li, "UniLoc: A Unified Mobile Localization Framework Exploiting Scheme Diversity", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, February 2020.
  5. Xianzhong Ding, Wan Du and Alberto Cerpa, “OCTOPUS: Deep Reinforcement Learning for Holistic Smart Building Control”, in ACM BuildSys, 2019. Acceptance rate: 38/128 = 29.7%.
  6. Zhihao Shen, Kang Yang, Wan Du, Xi Zhao, and Jianhua Zou, “DeepAPP: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Framework for Mobile Application Usage Prediction”, in ACM SenSys, 2019. code+data. Acceptance rate: 28/144 = 19.4%.
  7. Weifeng Gao, Wan Du, Zhiwei Zhao, Geyong Min and Mukesh Singhal, "Towards Energy-Fairness in LoRa Networks", in IEEE ICDCS, 2019. code+data. Acceptance rate: 19.6%.
  8. Chi Lin, Zhi Shang, Wan Du, Jiankang Ren, Lei Wang and Guowei Wu, “CoDoC: A Novel Attack for Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks through Denial of Charge”, in IEEE INFOCOM, 2019. code+data. Acceptance rate: 288/1464= 19.7%. 
  9. Panrong Tong, Wan Du, Mo Li, Jianqiang Huang, Wenqiang Wang, and Zheng Qin, “Last-Mile School Shuttle Planning With Crowdsensed Student Trajectories”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, December 2019.
  10. Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundara, Wan Du, and Zhiwei Zhao, “A Survey on LoRa Networking: Research Problems, Current Solutions and Open Issues”, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 22, Issue 1, Pages 371-388, October 2019. 
  11. Huanle Zhang, Wan Du, Mo Li, Prasant Mohapatra and Kaishun Wu, "StrLight: An Imperceptible Visible Light Communication System with String Lights", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 22, Issue 1, Pages 371-388, October 2019.
  12. Zhenfeng Shao, Wenjing Wu, Zhongyuan Wang, Wan Du, and Chengyuan Li, "SeaShips: A Large-Scale Precisely-Annotated Dataset for Ship Detection", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 20, Issue 10, Pages 2593-2604, October 2018.  Dataset.
PH.D Students
  1. Kang Yang (01/2020~)
  2. Miaomiao Liu (08/2018~)
  3. Xianzhong Ding (08/2018~)
  4. Haiqiao Wu (01/2019~, visiting PhD student)
  1. Weifeng Gao (09/2018~03/2020, visiting PhD student)
TPC Activities
  1. EEE INFOCOM 2021, 2020 (Distinguished TPC member), 2019, 2018 (Distinguished TPC member).
  2. IEEE ICDCS 2020, 2018, 2017.
  3. IEEE MASS 2020, 2019.
TPC Co-Chair
  1. Wi-DroIT workshop in conjunction with IEEE DCOSS 2020
  2. MobiArch workshop in conjunction with IEEE ICNP 2019
  3. ComNet-IoT workshop in conjunction with IEEE ICDCN 2017
  • Distinguished TPC member, IEEE INFOCOM, 2020, 2018.
  • Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2018, 2017.
  • IoT OpenInnov Challenge Winner, by ENGIE and SIGFOX, 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, ACM SenSys 2015. (Wan Du, Jansen Christian Liando, Huanle Zhang and Mo Li)
  • Best Demo Award, IEEE SECON 2014. (Wan Du, Mo Li, Zikun Xing, Bingsheng He, Lloyd Hock Chye Chua, Zhenjiang Li, Yuanqing Zheng, and Pengfei Zhou)
  • Best Paper Award, ICSNC 2010. (Wan Du, Fabien Mieyeville, and David Navarro)