Xia Zhou

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. I co-direct the DartNets (Dartmouth Networking and Ubiquitous Systems) Lab with Prof. Andrew T. Campbell. I received my PhD in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara in June, 2013. I worked under the supervision of Prof. Heather Zheng.

My research interest lies broadly in mobile systems, mobile sensing, and wireless networking. Some of our current projects include visible light communication systems and applications, mobile sensing, and efficient monitoring and enforcement of the radio spectrum usage.

My PhD work designed network systems to handle the massive volume and unpredictable nature of today's data traffic (see more in our MobiCom'08 and SIGCOMM'12 papers).

I am fortunate to work with a group of talented and motivated students at the DartNets lab. I am also looking for motivated students to join us! If you are interested in mobile systems research, please email me with your CV. Before you apply, please take a look at this website to know more about Dartmouth PhD program.

Recent publications:
The Mobile Photographic Stress Meter (MPSM): A New Way to Measure Stress Using Images
S. Haim, R. Wang, L. Loeb, X. Zhou, and A. Campbell
To appear in the 4th International Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science (MCSS) 2015. [PDF]
Using Opportunistic Face Logging from Smartphone to Infer Mental Health: Challenges and Future Directions
R. Wang, X. Zhou, and A. Campbell
To appear in the 4th International Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science (MCSS) 2015. [PDF]
Human Sensing Using Visible Light Communication
T. Li, C. An, Z. Tian, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
To appear in MobiCom 2015. [PDF] [Video] [Project Website]
3D Printing Your Wireless Coverage
J. Chan, C. Zheng, and X. Zhou
To appear in the 2nd ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Wireless (HotWireless), 2015. [PDF] [Video]
Visible Light Knows Who You Are
C. An, T. Li, Z. Tian, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
To appear in the 2nd ACM Workshop on Visible Light Communication Systems (VLCS), 2015. [PDF]
Low-Power Pervasive Wi-Fi Connectivity Using WiScan
T. Li, C. An, R. Chandra, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
To appear in UbiComp 2015. [PDF]
SmartGPA: How Smartphones Can Assess and Predict Academic Performance of College Students
R. Wang, P. Hao, G. Harari, X. Zhou, and A. Campbell
To appear in UbiComp 2015. [PDF] [Video]
Honorable Mention Award
Real-Time Screen-Camera Communication Behind Any Scene
T. Li, C. An, X. Xiao, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
MobiSys 2015. [PDF] [Demo Video] [Project Website]
Best Demo Award
Energy and Performance of Smartphone Radio Bundling in Outdoor Environments
A. Nika, Y. Zhu, N. Ding, A. Jindal, Y. Charlie Hu, X. Zhou, B. Zhao and H. Zheng
WWW 2015. [PDF]
StudentLife: Assessing Mental Health, Academic Performance and Behavioral Trends of College Students using Smartphones
R. Wang, F. Chen, Z. Chen, T. Li, G. Harari, S. Tigno, X. Zhou, D. Ben-Zeev, and A. Campbell
UbiComp 2014. [PDF]
Best Paper Nominee
Visible Light Networking and Sensing
X. Zhou and A. Campbell
The 1st ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Wireless (HotWireless), 2014. [PDF]
Towards Commoditized Real-time Spectrum Monitoring
A. Nika, Z. Zhang, X. Zhou, B. Zhao, and H. Zheng
The 1st ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Wireless (HotWireless), 2014. [PDF]
HiLight: Hiding Bits in Pixel Translucency Changes
T. Li, C. An, A. Campbell, and X. Zhou
The 1st ACM Workshop on Visible Light Communication Systems (VLCS), 2014. [PDF]
Best Paper Award
Cutting the Cord: a Robust Wireless Facilities Network for Data Centers
Y. Zhu, X. Zhou, Z. Zhang, L. Zhou, A. Vahdat, B. Zhao and H. Zheng
MobiCom 2014. [PDF]
My Smartphone Knows I am Hungry
F. Chen, R. Wang, X. Zhou, and A. Campbell
The 1st ACM Workshop on Physical Analytics, 2014. [PDF]