Ben Zhang :: About


University of California, Berkeley, 2012.08-Present
Ph.D. in Computer Science, expected to complete 2018.06

Tsinghua University, 2008.08-2012.07
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
Major GPA: 93.2/100, Cumulative GPA 91.3/100, top 10%
Admitted as top 10 in Shaanxi Province (of 410,000 students)

Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010.08-2010.12
Exchange Student in Electronic Engineering Department
GPA 3.95/4.0


UC Berkeley, 2018.01-2018.05
Graduate Student Instructor
- CS 61C

UC Berkeley, 2012.08-Present
Graduate Student Researcher

Google Research, 2015.06-2015.08
Software Engineering Intern
- Work on BLE related project.

UC Berkeley, 2014.08-2014.12
Graduate Student Instructor
- EECS 149/249A, Introduction to Embedded Systems
- CS 294-84 / ME C290U: Interactive Device Design

Google, 2014.05-2014.08
Software Engineering Intern in Search Infrastructure team

Microsoft Research Asia, 2011.06-2012.03
Research Intern in Mobile and Sensing Systems Group


Machine Learning for Makers (paper, slides, doi, code)
David Mellis, Ben Zhang, Audrey Leung, and Björn Hartmann
Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017)

Toward a Global Data Infrastructure (paper, project webpage)
Nitesh Mor, Ben Zhang, John Kolb, Douglas S. Chan, Nikhil Goyal, Nicholas Sun
Ken Lutz, Eric Allman, John Wawrzynek, Edward A. Lee, and John Kubiatowicz
IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 54-62, May-June 2016.

The Cloud is Not Enough: Saving IoT from the Cloud (paper, slides, doi, bibtex)
Ben Zhang, Nitesh Mor, John Kolb, Douglas S. Chan, Nikhil Goyal
Ken Lutz, Eric Allman, John Wawrzynek, Edward Lee, and John Kubiatowicz
USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 2015)

HOBS: Head Orientation-Based Selection in Physical Spaces (paper, slides, doi, code)
Ben Zhang, Yu-Hsiang Chen, Claire Tuna, Achal Dave
Yang Li, Edward A. Lee and Björn Hartmann
ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI 2014)