Synrg @ Duke University
The Potential of
Context-Aware Applications
Xuan Bao
Xuan Bao – Synrg @ Duke University
Experience
• Fifth year in Duke
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Research
• Build context-awareness into
mobile applications using machine
Work with Prof. Romit Roy Choudhury
learning techniques
(e.g., automatic content rating)
Interned with Emiliano Miluzzo,
Alexander Varshavsky in AT&T Labs
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Interned with Aman Kansal, David
Chu, Alec Wolman and Victor Bahl
in MSR Redmond
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Interned with Uichin Lee, Ivica Rimac
and Volker Hilt in Bell labs
• Exploit context-awareness to
address system resource scarcity
(e.g., mobile p2p offloading, low
power localization)
Escort
Did you see Bob?”: Human Localization
using Mobile Phones (MobiCom 2010)
Bob
Alice
Escort Service
Cloud
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DataSpotting
DataSpotting: Exploiting Clustered Mobile
Devices to Offload Cellular Traffic (InfoCom Mini
2013, US Patent Under Review: 12/885,914)
DS 1
Content
DS 2
DS 3
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Alice
Alice’s Location
Spot Map
Pulse
Pulse: Automatic Content Rating via Reaction
Sensing (Submitted to WWW, Patent in Process)
Automatically
Generate
TagSense
TagSense: A Smartphone-based Approach to
Automatic Image Tagging (MobiSys 2011, TMC)
MoVi
MoVi: Mobile Phone based Video Highlights
via Collaborative Sensing (MobiSys 2010)
TouchSense
Touchsense: Giving Laptop Screens the Sense of
Touch (Submitted to CHI, Patent in Process)
Let’s build the next generation of mobile applications.
Thanks