Laboratory for Embedded & Networked Systems (LENS)






Prof. Gang Zhou


Current Students/Scholars


1.     Woosub Jung (Ph.D. Student)

2.     Shuangquan Wang (Ph.D. student)

3.     Amanda Watson (Ph.D. student)

4.     Hongyang Zhao (Ph.D. student)

5.     Yongsen Ma (Ph.D. student)

6.     Qing Yang (Ph.D. student)

7.     George Simmons (Ph.D. student)

8.     Kyle Wallace (Ph.D. student, co-advised with Prof. Kun Sun)

9.     Yantao Li (visiting scholar, Southwest University, China)

10.  Xiaoran Peng (Master student)

11.  Benjamin Power (undergraduate student)


Former Students/Scholars



1.     Ge Peng, Ph.D., May 2017, Thesis Title: Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Privacy Protection of Smart Devices, initial placement at Google

2.     David T. Nguyen, Ph.D., May 2016, Thesis Title: Enhancing Mobile Device System Using Information from Users and Upper Layers, initial placement at Facebook (Research Scientist)

3.     Daniel Graham, Ph.D., May 2016, Thesis Title: Enhancing the Sensing Capabilities of Mobile and Embedded Systems, initial placement at Microsoft

4.     Xin Qi, Ph.D., May 2015, Thesis Title: Improving Context Recognition and Leveraging Context Awareness in Mobile Systems, initial placement at VMware

5.     Andrew Pyles, Ph.D., May 2013, Thesis Title: Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings, initial placement at MITRE

6.     Zhen Ren, Ph.D. (collaborated with Prof. Haining Wang), August 2012, Thesis Title: Towards Confident Body Sensor Networking, initial placement at Synopsys

7.     Matthew Keally, Ph.D., May 2012, Thesis Title: A Learning-based Approach to Exploiting Sensing Diversity in Performance Critical Sensor Networks, initial placement at MITRE


-Visiting Scholars-

8.     Fang Wang, Visiting Scholar, Chinese Academy of Science, China, 2017

9.     Mingyan Xu, Visiting Scholar, National Digital Switching System Engineering and Technological R&D Center, China, 2017

10.  Haiming Chen, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China, 2016

11.  Yongfeng Wang, Visiting PhD student, Harbin Engineering University, China, 2016

12.  Shuangquan Wang, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China 2014

13.  Kun Liu, Visiting Scholar, Anhui Normal University, China, 2014

14.  Yantao Li, Visiting Ph.D. student, Chongqing University, China, 2012



15.  Aaron Wells, Master, 2017

16.  Leigh Garbs, Master, 2016

17.  Amanda Watson, Master, 2016, stay for Ph.D.

18.  Steven Walker, Master, 2016

19.  Kyle Wallace, Master, 2014, stay for Ph.D.

20.  Conner Kasten, Master, 2013

21.  Bruce Cutler, Master, 2013

22.  Daniel Leong, Master, 2012

23.  Robert Thompson, Master, 2010

24.  George Simmons, Master, 2010, stay for Ph.D.   

25.  Andrew Pyles, Master, 2010, stay for Ph.D.

26.  Matthew Keally, Master, 2008, stay for Ph.D.



27.  Fei He, Bachelor, 2017

28.  Jeffery Buffkin, Bachelor, 2017

29.  Kevin Ji, Bachelor, 2013


Selected Research Projects and Sponsors


Here are some funded research projects:


1.     NSF SaTC: Towards Energy-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Active Authentication of Smartphone Users

2.     CIT CRCF: Reducing Smartphone Application Delay through Read/Write Isolation 

3.     DARPA: Investigating Contextual H-MOG (Hand-movement, -orientation, and -grasp) as a New Modality for Continuous Authentication of Smartphone Users

4.     NSF CAREER: Exploiting Sensing Diversity and Conquering Communication Reality to Meet User Requirements in Performance-critical Wireless Sensor Networks

5.     NSF CNS: EAGER: Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings

6.     NSF CNS: Holistic Transparent Performance Assurance within the Crowded Spectrum

7.     NSF IHCS: Multi-scale QoS for Body Sensor Networks


We sincerely thank the generous support from the following organizations and programs:


1.     National Science Foundation (NSF)

2.     Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

3.     Air Force Research Lab 

4.     College of William and Mary

5.     Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)




Publications from LENS are maintained HERE!


Why pursuing a degree at the College of William and Mary?


1.     William and Mary moved up a spot to 32nd overall in national rankings and the College maintained its spot as the sixth-best public university in the country, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report. William and Mary is one of the 8 Public Ivy universities.

2.     Founded in 1693, William and Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the U.S. Although Harvard began operation first, William and Mary’s antecedents actually predate those of the Massachusetts institution.

3.     Four US Presidents benefited from educational programs offered by the College: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler.

4.     The College's student/faculty ratio of 11/1 is the lowest among the top public universities--and comparable to those at the nation's top 25 schools. In addition, nearly 50 percent of William and Mary's classes have fewer than 20 students.

5.     More reasons can be found at


Research Facilities

The College of William and Mary hosts the SciClone heterogeneous computing cluster.


The Computer Science Department hosts a large number of Linux/Windows/Macintosh workstations and servers.


The LENS lab hosts the following wireless and sensor devices:


Agilent DSO7054A scope

Rigol DP832 Triple Output 195 Watt Power Supply

Monsoon Power Monitor

16-Bit, 250 kS/s M Series Multifunction DAQ

Emotive EPOC Neuroheadset

Google Glass

Wireless Home Security IP Camera

Amazon Echo Dot



Raspberry Pi 3

Intel Galileo


Fossil Smartwatch

LG Smartwatch

Ultigesture Smart Wristband

Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) Smartwatch

Moto 360 Smartwatch

Motorola - Moto 360 23mm Smartwatch for Android Devices 4.3 or Higher - Stone Leather - Larger Front


Google Pixel Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S6

Google Phone Nexus 5X

Google Phone Nexus 6

Google Phone Galaxy S5

Google Phone Nexus 5

Google Phone

Galaxy S4

Google Phone Nexus 4

Motorola Droid Razr

Google Phone Galaxy Nexus

Google Phone

Nexus One

Google Phone HTC Hero

Google Phone

HTC Dream

Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1

OPPO R7 Plus

PulseOx sensor

IMB Multimedia sensor board

IRIS sensor mote

Tmote Sky sensor mote

TelosB sensor mote

Imote2 sensor mote

MTS sensor board

Bluno Bluetooth Device






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