The Pervasive Computing Systems (PeCS) Research Group

Research Area

Networking and Distributed Systems

Research Interests

  • mobile and pervasive computing
  • wireless sensor networks
  • robotic sensor networks
  • cyber physical systems
  • mobile social networks
  • context-sensitive middleware
  • network-aware data management
  • networked multimedia systems and applications

Research Funding

  • NSF,"Enabling Smart Underground Mining with an Integrated Context-Aware Wireless Cyber-Physical Framework,'' CSM PI (CSU PI: Sudeep Pasricha, CSU Co-PI: Branislav Notaros), 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2019
  • Petroleum Institute, "Enabling Automated Oil and Gas Processes using Mobile Robots," PI (Co-PI: Dr. John Steele from Mechanical Engineering), 09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014
  • NSF, "Algorithms and System Support for Monitoring of Amorphous Phenomena with Dynamic Signatures in Wireless Sensor Networks ," Sole PI, 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2014
  • NSF, "A Heterogeneous Networking Test Bed to Support Middleware Services for Pervasive Sensing," Sole PI, 07/15/2009 - 06/30/2013
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratories, "Identification and Analysis of Energy Saving Behaviors in Residential Buildings," Sole PI, 09/10/2010 - 09/09/2011
  • NSF, "A Virtual Sensor Network Based Closed-Loop Integrated System for Continuous Plume Monitoring and Prediction," PI (Co-PI: Dr. Tissa Illangasekare and Dr. Toshi Sakaki from Division of Environmental Science and Engineering), 08/01/2007 - 07/31/2010

Selective Recent Publications (full list)

  • INFOCOM 2016, Toward Real-time and Cooperative Mobile Visual Sensing and Sharing
  • PerCom 2016, Group Mobility Classification and Structure Recognition Using Mobile Devices
  • TMC 2016, Collaborative Recognition of Queueing Behavior on Mobile Phones
  • TPDS 2012, DRAGON: Detection and Tracking of Dynamic Amorphous Events in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • TPDS 2012, ASM: Adaptive Voice Stream Multicast over Low-power Wireless Networks
  • JPDC 2011, On Random Routing in Wireless Sensor Grids: A Mathematical Model for Rendezvous Probability and Performance Optimization
  • PerCom 2009, REDFLAG: A REal-time, Distributed, Flexible, Lightweight, And Generous Fault Detection Service for Data-driven Sensor Applications
  • PerCom 2008, TIGRA: Timely Sensor Data Collection using Distributed Graph Coloring
  • JPDC 2007, Application-aware Integration of Data Collection and Power Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • TPDS 2007, Timeliness-Accuracy Balanced Collection of Dynamic Data
  • TMC 2006, Information Collection Services for QoS-aware Mobile Applications