Pei Zhang

Associate Research Professor – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 218 Building 23
Telephone (650)-335-2823
Assistant Diana Leathers

Research Interests

Embedded systems have become pervasive in everyday life and have largely decentralized computing onto distributed devices. These heterogeneous devices, from sensor networks to mobile phone systems, each has different sensing and communication capabilities. Given their wide distribution and deployment, together they can be used in a large range of applications, ranging from assisted living and home monitoring, to city traffic management and emergency response. One common challenge for these applications is the need for context that cannot be reliably obtained from just static, personal, or controlled mobile sensors. My research focuses on distributed sensing and processing in/between these heterogeneous systems. As a part of this effort, we are developing a new controlled mobile sensor network platform, which provides a new dimension to future applications.

In the News

  • Researchers develop fall-prevention sensors
  • Sensors: the new "macroscope"
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • ECE Research Makes Headlines
  • Zhang Named to DARPA Computer Science Study Group
  • Zhang To Be Featured on Discovery Science Channel
  • BBC Focus Sets Sights on SensorFly
  • SensorFly Lands in Popular Science
  • SensorFly Wins Best Demo at Sensys 09
  •  Pei  Zhang

    Carnegie Mellon, 2008

    Research Area

    Computer Systems


    Sensor Networks, Embedded Systems


    PhD, 2008
    Computer Engineering
    Princeton University

    ME, 2004
    Computer Engineering
    Princeton University

    BS, 2002
    Electrical Engineering
    California Institute of Technology