Lin Zhou

Dept. of Computer Science

UC, Santa Barbara


email: linzhou (at)

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About Me

I am a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara. I work in SAND Lab, co-advised by Prof. Ben Y.Zhao and Prof. Heather Zheng. My research interest is Mobile Computing, and Social Networking.

I've just had my 2013's summer internship in Internet Services Research Center(ISRC) at Microsoft Research Redmond. My mentor is Dr. Emre Kiciman. I worked on a project on relationships between researchers.

I have got my B.S degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). I am part of the elite ACM class, the most prestigious and selective class in the SJTU Computer Science department. I’ve been a research intern at Apex-Lab and my advisor is Prof. Yong Yu.

I was a full-time research intern in Mobile and Sensing System (MASS) at MSRA. My Mentor is Dr. Nicholas Lane. I have worked on three closely related projects which are focused on mobile sensing: NAKAHI, MCB, PCS.


June, 6th, 2014 Our paper "Cutting the Cord: A Robust Wireless Facilities Network for Data Centers" got conditionally accepted by MobiCom 2014.

Sept, 16th, 2013 Our paper "On the Validity of Geosocial Mobility Traces" got accepted by HotNets-XII!. Here is the Paper

July, 25th, 2013 Our paper "Piggyback CrowdSensing (PCS): Energy Efficient Crowdsourcing of Mobile Sensor Data by Exploiting Smartphone App Opportunities" got accepted by SenSys 2013!. Here is the Paper.

June 24th - Spet 20th, 2013 I'm an intern at Microsoft Research Redmond