Mt. Everest, Himalayas, Tibet
David recently joined Google where he is starting a new R&D group (hiring!) as part of Google’s virtual reality team. He was formerly with Microsoft Research’s Mobility and Networking Research group. Prior to that, David joined Microsoft Research Asia to help found the Mobile and Sensing Systems group as its first researcher. David’s research interests are in mobile computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, cyber-physical systems, sensors, ubiquitous computing and applied machine learning. The main theme of David’s work is low-latency perception-aligned mobile systems. He received the Best Paper award in MobiSys 2015, the Best Paper nomination in MobiSys 2012, the Best Demo award in MobiSys 2014, and the Best Demo nomination in SenSys 2011. David’s work has appeared in the media on several occasions, such as at: TechCrunch, PC Magazine, GameSpot, Ars Technia, Slashdot, The Verge, Engadget, Yahoo and Wired. At Microsoft, he contributed to Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox and HoloLens. David has served as the Program Committee Chair of ISMAR 2018 and NetGames 2017, and the General Chair of HotMobile 2016. He received a B.S. from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley while an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. David is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Papers, videos and more can be found at his homepage.
David considers home an amalgamation of sunny California, suburban Virginia, and country Tennessee; where he lives now in Kirkland, WA is perfect. Outside of work, David enjoys hanging out with his wife, Wynn, and daughter, Valerie. They are into hiking and camping.
I’ve worked with the following individuals.
- Kyungmin Jason Lee, U. Michigan, 2015, Improving Usability of Mobile Applications Through Speculation and Distraction Minimization
- Lei Tian, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015, Understanding User Behavior and Improving User Experience in Mobile Random Video Chat Application
- ABM Musa, U. of Illinois Chicago, 2014, Advanced Techniques for Localization and Tracking
- Junho Ahn, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012, Adaptive Detection and Logging of Unusual User Events in Mobile Cloud Systems
- Kaisen Lin, UCSD, 2012, Toward a Sensor-Actuation Software Platform
At Microsoft Research Redmond
- Kevin Boos, Rice University, Ph.D., Summer 2015
- Bernhard Reinhart, MPI, Ph.D., Summer 2015
- Kaifei Chen, UC Berkeley, Ph.D., Summer 2014
- Kiryong Ha, CMU, Ph.D., Summer 2014
- Yury Degtyarev, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Ph.D., Summer 2014
- Kyungmin (Jason) Lee, University of Michigan, Ph.D., Summer 2013
- Sergey Grizan, Siberian Federal University, Ph.D., Summer 2013
- Sangki Yun, UT Austin, Ph.D., Summer 2013
- Abhinav Parate, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ph.D., Spring 2013. First employment: Research Staff at HP Labs
- ABM Musa, U. of Illinois Chicago, Ph.D., Summer 2012
- Jaebaek Seo, KAIST, M.S., Winter 2011
- Zengbin Zhang, UC Santa Barbara, Ph.D., Summer 2011, Summer 2012. First employment: Google
- Tingxin Yan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ph.D., Summer 2011. First employment: Faculty at University of Arkansas
- Brent Longstaff, UCLA, Ph.D., Summer 2011
At Microsoft Research Asia
- Jian Qiu, National University of Singapore, Ph.D., Fall 2010. First employment: IBM Research China
- Cyndi Meng, Peking University, M.S., Summer-Fall 2010
- Zixuan Wang, Stanford, Ph.D., Summer 2010
- Kaisen Lin, UCSD, Ph.D., Summer 2010. First employment: Cisco
- Cyril Lan, MIT, B.S., Summer 2010
- Tsung-Te (Ted) Lai, National Taiwan University, Ph.D., Spring-Summer 2010
- Cong Pang, Nankai University, B.S., Spring-Summer 2010
- Nicholas D. Lane, Dartmouth, Ph.D., Fall 2009. First employment: Microsoft Research
- Michelle Au, Berkeley, B.S.
- Akshay Kannan, Berkeley, B.S.
- Ashik Manandhar, Berkeley, B.S.
- Tsung-Te (Ted) Lai, Visiting Scholar, B.S.
- Alex Linares, Berkeley, B.A.
- Giang Nguyen, Berkeley, B.S.
- Kaisen Lin, Berkeley, B.A.
- Microsoft Research Redmond
- Microsoft Research Asia
- University of California, Berkeley, EECS Department
- University of Virginia, CS Department
- The Cavalier Daily
- Microsoft Research Redmond
- Intel Research, Berkeley Lab
- America Online
- The Boeing Company
- Best Paper at MobiSys 2015
- Best Paper Nominee at MobiQuitous 2015
- Best Demo at MobiSys 2014
- Best Paper Runner-Up at MobiSys 2012
- Best Demo Honorable Mention at SenSys 2011
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
- UC Berkeley Haas School of Business China Fellow
- UC Berkeley University Fellowship recipient
- International Business Plan Competition at HKUST Semifinalist 2006
- Best Paper at IPSN/SPOTS 2006
- Honorable Mention CRA Undergrad Research Award
- A. Thomas Young Scholar
- President Chao Nee Memorial Scholar
- Xerox Technical Minority Scholar
- Robert Grove and Helen Ten Eyck Scholar