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 Wenjie Ruan (B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. Thesis submitted in May 2017)


     Department of Computer Science

     University of Oxford (founded in 1188) , United Kingdom

 

Address:   Room 450, Wolfson Building, Parks Road

Oxford, OX1 3QD  United Kingdom

Tel:          +44 (0)1865 283566

Email:     wjie.ruan@gmail.com; wenjie.ruan@cs.ox.ac.uk

HomePage:    www.wenjieruan.com

        

 

 


 

About Me

 

Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford, working on an EPSRC Project - Mobile Robotics: Enabling a Pervasive Technology of the Future. My collaboration supervisors are Prof. Marta Kwiatkowska and Prof. Niki Trigoni.

From March 2014 to May 2017, I was a PhD student in School of Computer Science at University of Adelaide under the supervision of Prof. Michael Sheng. I obtained my Master degree (Sep. 2010 - June 2013) in Control Science and Engineering (Supervised by Prof. Hui Peng) and my Bachelor degree (Sep. 2006 - June 2010) in Automation, both from Central South University (CSU), Changsha, China. I also worked as a Control Engineer in Institutes of Optics and Electronics of Chinese Academy of Sciences,and Research Assistant in HKU- SIRI before my PhD.

 


 

Research Interests

 

(i) Verification and Safety on Deep Learning; (ii) Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing; and (iii) Machine Learning and Its Applications in Human-Centered Computing and Sensor Data Analytics

 


 

 

Selected Publications

 

[18] W. Ruan, P. Xu, Q. Z. Sheng, N. Falkner, X. Li, and W.E. Zhang. Recovering Missing Values from Corrupted Spatio-Temporal Sensory Data via Robust Low-Rank Tensor Completion, The 22nd International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2017), Suzhou, China, March 27-30, 2017.

 

[17] W. Ruan, L. Chea, Q. Z. Sheng, L. Yao. Recognizing Daily Living Activity Using Embedded Sensors in Smartphones: A Data-Driven Approach, The 17th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2016), Gold Coast, Australia, December 12-15, 2016. (Spotlight Paper, Top 17%, Best Student Paper Runner-up)

 

[16] F. Zhou, H. Peng, W. Ruan, D. Wang, M. Liu, Y. Gu, and L. Li, Cubic-RBF-ARX Modeling and Model-based Optimal Setting Control in Head and Tail Stages of Cut Tobacco Drying Process, Neural Computing and Applications, pp. 1-15, 2016. (IF = 1.492)

 

[15] W. Ruan, P. Xu, Q. Z. Sheng, N.K. Tran, N. Falkner, X. Li, and W.E. Zhang. When Sensor Meets Tensor: Filling Missing Sensor Values Through a Tensor Approach, The 25th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), Indianapolis, USA, October 24-28, 2016.

 

[14] W. Ruan, Q. Z. Sheng, P. Xu, N.K. Tran, N. Falkner, X. Li, and W.E. Zhang. Forecasting Seasonal Time Series Using Weighted Gradient RBF Network based Autoregressive Model, The 25th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), Indianapolis, USA, October 24-28, 2016.

 

[13] W. Ruan, Q. Z. Sheng, L. Yang, T. Gu, P. Xu and L. Shangguan. AudioGest: Enabling Fine-Grained Hand Gesture Detection by Decoding Echo Signals, The 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016), Heidelberg, Germany, 12-16 September, 2016.

 

[12] W. Ruan, Q. Z. Sheng, L. Yao, T. Gu, M. Ruta and L. Shangguan. Device-free Indoor Localization and Tracking through Human-Object Interactions, The IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2016), Coimbra, Portugal, June 21-24, 2016.

 

[11] W. Ruan, Q. Z. Sheng, L. Yao, L. Yang and T. Gu. HOI-Loc: Towards Unobtrusive Human Localization with Probabilistic Multi-Sensor Fusion, The 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2016), WiP Track, Sydney, Australia, March 14-18, 2016. (Best WiP Poster Award Candidates: 4 among 32 WiP paper submissions)

 

[10] W. Ruan, Q. Z. Sheng, L. Yao, K. Tran and Y. Yang. PreventDark: Automatically Detecting and Preventing Problematic Use of Smartphones in Darkness, The 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2016), Demo Track, Sydney, Australia, March 14-18, 2016. (Demo)

 

[9] W. Ruan. Unobtrusive Human Localization and Activity Recognition for Supporting Independent Living of the Elderly, The 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2016), PhD Forum, Sydney, Australia, March 14-18, 2016.

 

[8] L. Yao, Q. Z. Sheng, W. Ruan, T. Gu, N. Falkner, X. Li and Z. Yang. RF-Care: Device-free Posture Monitoring of Elderly People Using a Passive RFID Tag Array. The 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2015). Coimbra, Portugal, July 22-24, 2015. (Video)

 

[7] L. Yao, Q. Z. Sheng, X. Li, S. Wang, T. Gu, W. Ruan and W. Zou. Freedom: Online Activity Recognition via Dictionary-based Sparse Representation of RFID Sensing Data. The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2015) , Atlantic City, NJ, USA, November 14 - 17, 2015. (Video)

 

[6] W. Ruan, L. Yao, Q. Z. Sheng, N. Falkner, and X. Li and T. Gu. TagFall: Towards Device-free, Fine-grained Fall Detection based on UHF Passive RFID Tags. The 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2015). Coimbra, Portugal, July 22-24, 2015. (Slides)

 

[5]  L. Yao, Q. Z. Sheng, W. Ruan,  X. Li, S. Wang, Z. Yang and W. Zou. Device-Free Posture Recognition via Online Learning of Multi-Dimensional RFID Received Signal Strength. The 21st IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2015), Melbourne, Australia, December 14 - 17, 2015. (Video)

 

[4] L. Yao, X. Wang, Q. Z. Sheng, W. Ruan and W. Zhang. Service Recommendation for Mashup Composition with Implicit Correlation Regularization. The IEEE 22nd International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2015), Research Track, New York, USA, June 27 - July 2, 2015.

 

[3] W. Ruan, L. Yao, Q. Z. Sheng, N. Falkner and X. Li, TagTrack: Device-free Localization and Tracking Using Passive RFID Tags, The 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2014), London, UK, December 2-5, 2014. (Video, Slides)

 

[2] L. Yao, W. Ruan, Q. Z. Sheng, X. Li and N. Falkner, Exploring Tag-free RFID-based Passive Localization and Tracking via Learning-based Probabilistic Approaches, (CIKM 2014) The 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Shanghai, China, Nov. 3-7, 2014. (Video)

 

[1] Y. Qin, H. Peng, W. Ruan, J. Wu and J. Gao, A Modeling and Control Approach to Magnetic Levitation System based on State-dependent ARX Model, Journal of Process Control, 24, No.1, 93-112, 2014. (IF=2.653, Video)

 

[Invention Patent] A Moisture Control Strategy of the Cut-Tobacco Rolling Dryer in the Starting and Finishing Stages, 2014. (CN 103610227A)

 

 

Selected Awards and Honors

 

11.      Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Ph.D. Students Study Abroad, Awarded by China Government (3 students majored in CS awarded in
    Australia, overall select 500 PhD students globally from all majors
)

10.      SIGIR Travel Grant for attending the CIKM'16, Indianapolis, USA

9.      Highly Commended Research Poster Award, 25th Australia Database Conference (ADC 2014) PhD School in Big Data (4 among 22, Poster)

8.      Best Poster Award, The 9th ACM International Workshop on IOT and Cloud Computing (2 among 26, Poster)

 7.   ARC Grant Funded Computer Science Scholarship & Full Fee Scholarship, the University of Adelaide (1 from more than 40 applicants)

 6.   Outstanding Graduates, Hunan Province, China (2% of all the graduates in Hunan Province)

 5.   First Award, 2008 National Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modelling, Hunan Division, China (46 teams from overall 575 teams)

 4.   Honorable Mention, 2009 the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM(about 21% of all the teams)

 3.   Outstanding Student, Academic Summer Camp in Institute for Pattern Recognition & Artificial Intelligence, HUST

 2.   Foxconn Technology Group Scholarship Award (9 students among nearly 400 students in our department)

 1.   Xinheng Group Scholarship Award (2 student among nearly 400 students in our department)

 

 

Academic Activities

 

07/2017                    PC Member on Demo & Poster Track, The 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2017). Melbourne, Australia, 7—10 Nov 2017

06/2017                    TPC Member, The 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2017). Melbourne, Australia, 7—10 Nov 2017

06/2017                    TPC Member, The 13th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2017). Singapore, 5—6 Nov 2017

05/2017                    PC Member, The 14th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC 2017). Leuven, Belgium, July 24-26, 2017

04/2017                    PC Member, The 7th International Symposium on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT 2017). Madeira, Portugal, May 16-19, 2017

07/2016                    Web and Session Chair, PC Member, The 12th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2016). Gold Coast, Australia, 12-15 Dec 2016

06/2016                    Invited Reviewer for Book: Managing the Web of Things: Linking the Real World to the Web, Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann, Elsevier, 15 Oct 2016

03/2016                    Poster and Demo Session,  The 14th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2016), Sydney, Australia

06/2015 to 11/2015         Visiting PhD Student, Worked with Dr. Lei Yang, the IOT Tech Center of Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (GreenOrbs)

06/2015                     Publicity Chair, The 5th International Symposium on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT 2015), London, UK

11/2014                     Poster Session, The 23rd ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014), Shanghai, China

07/2014                     Student, 25th Australia Database Conference (ADC 2014) PhD School in Big Data, Brisbane, Australia

07/2010                    Official Student, the 2010 International High Performance Computing & Application Summer School (Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, only 5 students in CSU, had been selected as official students to attend the Summer School which was held by National University of Defense Technology), Changsha, China

 

 

Supervision

 

  Rohit Kumar, Master Research Project, 2016 (Won Third Prize for the Best CS Research Project at Ingenuity 2016)

Yuhao Lin, Master Research Project, 2016

Jiatai Liu,  Master Research Project, 2016

Leon Chea, Bachelor (Advanced) Research Project, 2015 (Demo, one spotlight paper in ADMA'16, top 17%)

Yuchieh (Henry) Yang, Bachelor (Advanced) Research Project, 2015  (Demo, one demo paper in PerCom'16)

Yan Zhou, Master Research Project, 2015

 

 

Teaching and Tutoring

 

Tutorial and Workshop Tutor, Introduction to Software Engineering, Semester 2, 2016

Practical Supervisor, Introduction to Programming, Semester 2, 2016

Workshop and Practical Supervisor, Introduction to Programming for Engineers, Semester 1, 2016

Workshop and Practical Supervisor, Introduction to Programming, Semester 1, 2016

Practical Supervisor, Scientific Computing, Semester 1, 2015

Workshop Supervisor, Introduction to Programming for Engineers, Semester 1, 2015

Workshop and Practical Supervisor, Introduction to Programming for Engineers, Semester 2, 2014

 

 

Reviewer

 

Reviewer for journals: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics , Optimal Control Applications and Methods , Pervasive and Mobile Computing,

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

External Reviewer for conferences: ADMA 2014, SOCA 2014, APSCC 2014, MASS 2015, ICPADS 2015, INFOCOM 2016, ADMA 2016

   

 

Others

              Excellent Student Leader, CSU

              Excellent Psychological Commissioner, Department of Student Affairs in CSU

              

                                                                                                                                              Google Scholar URL:  http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=VTASFGEAAAAJ&hl=en

  Last modified JUNE 30, 2017