Mobile Systems Researcher
I'm Robert LiKamWa, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Lin Zhong's Efficient Computing Group at Rice University.
My research focuses on increasing the battery life of smartphones and tablets while enabling them to do wildly powerful tasks. Although our devices have a diverse set of informative sensors, the challenge is to sense and process data in a power-efficient manner. Our lab uses careful observations, innovating low-level system designs to work toward this goal.
(Read more on the Research Projects pages, accessible with the left-hand navigation bar.)
Energy Characterization and Optimization of Image Sensing Toward Continuous Mobile Vision
Best Paper Award at MobiSys 2013, Taipei (Acceptance: 15.7%, 33/210)
MobiSys: ACM Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
[5 Minute Video Rundown]
[Conference Slides PDF]
[Conference Talk Video]
[MIT Tech Review Coverage]
Building a Mood Sensor from Smartphone Usage Patterns
Reflex: Using Low-Power Processors in Smartphones Without Knowing Their Characteristics (Co-authored)
(Workshop Paper) MoodSense: Can Your Smartphone Infer Your Mood?
Best Paper Award at PhoneSense 2011, Seattle (Co-located with SenSys)
PhoneSense: Workshop on Sensing Applications on Mobile Phones
(Demo Paper) SUAVE: Sensor-based User Aware Viewing Enhancement
Demoed at UIST 2011, Santa Barbara
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology