Qi Han received her Ph.D. degree from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine in 2005. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines. She founded and currently directs the Pervasive Computing Systems (PeCS) research group (http://pecs.mines.edu). Her current research interests include mobile sensing systems and applications, wireless and sensor networking, cyber-physical systems, and robotic sensor networks. Dr. Han’s research has been centered around designing algorithms, developing techniques, and building systems to enable pervasive and mobile computing applications. She is also active in interdisciplinary research, where she applies wireless sensor networks and robotics into various applications such as environmental monitoring, energy efficient buildings, oil refinery inspection, and underground mine safety. Dr. Han has published over 100 refereed articles and these articles have been cited almost 2,000 times per Google Scholar as of June 2017. As of June 2017, Dr Han’s h-index (Hirsch number) is 19 per Google Scholar. In other words, she has at least 19 articles with 19 or more citations.
Dr. Han was program co-chair for the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMART- COMP) 2016 to promote the emerging important multidisciplinary area of smart living through computing, which is closely tied to NSF’s big initiative on Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC). She was program vice-chair for the 15th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom) 2017, a premier conference in my research field of pervasive computing. In addition, she served on technical program committee of over 80 international conferences and workshops, two journal editorial boards, various NSF proposal review panels, reviewer for many reputed journals. She has given over 30 invited talks.
Dr. Han is an ACM Distinguished Lecturer, an ACM member, and an IEEE member. She is also a member of ACM's Special Interest Group on Mobile Computing (SIGMOBILE).
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A Wireless Sensor Network Based Closed-loop System for Subsurface Contaminant Monitoring
Toxic chemicals and biological agents are released into the subsurface as a result of accidental spills, improper disposal, or intentional damage. These releases cause migrating plumes with concentrations...
Adaptive Voice Streaming over Low-power Wireless Networks
Low power wireless networks have become increasingly popular for mission-critical applications such as security surveillance and disaster response. In particular, emerging low power wireless audio...
Detection and Tracking of Dynamic Amorphous Events in Wireless Sensor Networks
In recent years, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been deployed for various applications such as environmental monitoring, structural health monitoring, and emergency responses. Using WSNs...
Dynamic Group Monitoring in Proximity-based Mobile Social Networks
Various forms of groups exist in social interactions. In recent years, due to the increasing popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones, these dynamic groups can be monitored by exploiting...
Pervasive Computing Systems Research: An Application-driven Approach
Pervasive and mobile computing is an emerging field of research that brings in revolutionary paradigms for computing models in the 21st century. The goal of pervasive computing is to create ambient...
Taming the Uncertainty in Supporting Distributed Sensor Applications
With the advances in computational, communication, and sensing capabilities, large-scale sensor-based distributed environments are becoming a reality. However, the dynamic nature of wireless sensor...
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