Ph.D. Student Song Liu and Professor Tian He Receive the Best Paper Award at SenSys 2017

November 15, 2017

Ph.D. student Song Liu along with co-author and advisor Professor Tian He received the Best Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys 2017). They were honored for their paper, “SmartLight: Light-weight 3D Indoor Localization Using a Single LED Lamp.”

The team developed an innovative approach for 3D localization that leverages the ability of LED lighting to carry location information. They used the LED light’s inherent property of switching on/off very quickly to carry information at a speed fast enough to be unnoticeable by the human eye.

One of the groundbreaking aspects of the SmartLight system is that it is the first to bring 3D indoor localization technology from the analog world into the digital realm. Compared to analog, SmartLight’s digital approach does not suffer from performance issues common to other localization systems and has enabled the team to use a minimal and simplified design that packs all necessary hardware into a single light lamp. These improvements open many exciting opportunities for development in a broad range of areas from 3D robot navigation to motion-based gaming.

Sensys 2017 was held in Delft, Netherlands and is the world’s leading forum for research on systems related to issues of sensors and sensor-enabled smart systems.

Please join CS&E in sending our congratulations to Professor He and Song Liu on receiving this award for their state-of-the-art research.

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