About

RA positions available: I am happy to work with self-motivated Ph.D. students. If you are interested in my research area, please email me with your CV, transcripts, TOEFL/GRE score, and representative publications (if any).

Zi Wang is an assistant professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University. His research interests span Mobile Computing, Cyber Security, and Human-Computer Interaction. He published papers in premier venues such as ACM Ubicomp, ACM MobiCom, ACM CHI, and ACM CCS. His current projects include earables sensing, human biometrics, user authentication, and mobile sensing for human-computer interaction applications. Before joining Augusta University, he was a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University, supervised by Prof. Jie Yang.

Research Interests

Cyber Security: biometrics, user authentication, device identification, wireless security, and IoT security

Mobile Computing: mobile sensing systems, smartphone and WiFi applications/sensing, and mobile healthcare

Publication

Zi Wang, Yili Ren, Yingying Chen, and Jie Yang, “ToothSonic: Earable Authentication via Acoustic Toothprint”, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Computing (IMWUT) (UbiComp 2022). (Acceptance Rate≈ 20%) - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Zi Wang, Sheng Tan, Linghan Zhang, Yili Ren, Zhi Wang, and Jie Yang, “EarDynamic: An Ear Canal Deformation Based Continuous User Authentication Using In-Ear Wearables”, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Computing (IMWUT) (UbiComp 2021). (Acceptance Rate≈ 20%) - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Zi Wang, Linghan Zhang, Sheng Tan, Jie Yang, “ObstacleWatch: Acoustic-based Obstacle Collision Detection for Pedestrian Using Smartphone”, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Computing (IMWUT) (UbiComp 2019). (Acceptance Rate ≈ 20%) - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Yili Ren, Zi Wang, Yichao Wang, Sheng Tan, Yingying Chen, Jie Yang. “GoPose: 3D Human Pose Estimation Using WiFi”, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (UbiComp 2022), September 2022. - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Yili Ren, Zi Wang, Sheng Tan, Yingying Chen Jie Yang. “Winect: 3D Human Pose Tracking for Free-form Activity Using Commodity WiFi”, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (UbiComp 2022), September 2022. - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Linghan Zhang, Sheng Tan, Zi Wang, Yili Ren, Zhi Wang, Jie Yang, “VibLive: A Continuous Liveness Detection for Secure Voice User Interface in IoT Environment”, accepted by the 36th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2020), December 2020. (Acceptance Rate: 23.41%)

Yili Ren, Sheng Tan, Linghan Zhang, Zi Wang, Zhi Wang, Jie Yang. “Liquid Level Sensing Using Commodity WiFi in a Smart Home Environment”, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (UbiComp 2020), September 2020. - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Sheng Tan, Linghan Zhang, Zi Wang, Jie Yang, “MultiTrack: Multi-User Tracking and Activity Recognition Using Commodity WiFi”, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), Glasgow, 2019. (Acceptance Rate: 23.8%) - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Zi Wang, Yili Ren, Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, “Earable Authentication via Acoustic Toothprint”, The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2021) poster, Virtual, 2021. - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Zi Wang, Yili Ren, Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, “An Ear Canal Deformation Based Continuous User Authentication Using Earables” The 27th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (Mobicom 2021) poster, Virtual, 2021. - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Y. Ren, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, S. Tan, Y. Chen, J. Yang, “Tracking Free-form Activity Using WiFi Signals” The 27th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (Mobicom 2021) poster, Virtual, 2021. - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Y. Ren, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, S. Tan, Y. Chen, J. Yang “Poster Abstract: 3D Human Pose Estimation Using WiFi Signals” The 19th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2021) poster, Virtual, 2021. - top-tier csrankings.org conference

Services and Awards

Conferences Reviewer, helped in reviewing paper of conferences such as InfoCom 2022/2021, ASIACCS 2022, ACSAC 2021, CNS 2021, ESORICS2021, DCOSS 2021, Wisec2021, WASA2021, IWQoS 2021, ICCCN 2021, IoT 2021/2020/2019, MSN 2019.

Journal Reviewer, helped in reviewing paper of conferences such as IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, IEEE Transaction on Big Data, ACM Transactions on Internet of Things.

Outstanding Research Award (1 out of 90 Ph.D. students), Department of Computer Science, Florida State University, 2021

Teaching

I serve as guest lecturer and teaching assistant in the following courses:

COP 4020 Programming Language, Spring 2018, 2019, 2020, Fall 2020

CDA 3100 Computer Organization, Fall 2018, 2019

CIS 4403, CIS4360 - Fall 2017, 2021

CGS2060 Computer Fluency, Summer 2018

Misc

I enjoy many sports like badminton, tennis, swimming, basketball, paddle boarding, and skateboard.

I am interested in playing and developing video games. I am also a fan of D&D and MTG.