About Me

I am a PhD candidate at College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst under the supervision of Prof. Jie Xiong. I also work closely with Prof. Deepak Ganesan. My research is supported by Google PhD Fellowship.

I am on the academic job market this year.

Research Interests: Wireless Sensing, Mobile Health, Cyber-physical Systems, Smart IoT, and Wireless Networking

Recent Publications

  • EVLeSen: In-Vehicle Sensing with EV-Leaked Signal.
    Minhao Cui, Binbin Xie, Qing Wang, Jie Xiong.
    ACM Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2024.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 48/207=23.2%)
  • Wall Matters: Rethinking the Effect of Wall for Wireless Sensing.
    Binbin Xie, Minhao Cui, Deepak Ganesan, Jie Xiong.
    ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 2024.
    (Full paper, to appear)
  • Boosting the Long Range Sensing Potential of LoRa.
    Binbin Xie, Minhao Cui, Deepak Ganesan, Xiangru Chen, Jie Xiong.
    ACM Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2023.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 41/198=20.7%)
  • DancingAnt: Body-empowered Wireless Sensing Utilizing Pervasive.
    Minhao Cui, Binbin Xie, Qing Wang, Jie Xiong.
    ACM Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2023.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 92/377=24.4%)
  • Embracing LoRa Sensing with Device Mobility.
    Binbin Xie, Deepak Ganesan, Jie Xiong.
    ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2022.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 52/208=25%)
  • Experience: Pushing Indoor Localization from Laboratory to the Wild.
    Jiazhi Ni, Fusang Zhang, Jie Xiong, Qiang Huang, Zhaoxin Chang, Junqi Ma, Binbin Xie, Pengsen Wang, Guangyu Bian, Xin Li, Chang Liu.
    ACM Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2022.
    (Experience paper, acceptance rate: 56/314=17.8%) Best Community Paper Award Runner-up
  • Pushing the Limits of Long Range Wireless Sensing with LoRa.
    Binbin Xie, Yuqing Yin, Jie Xiong.
    ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 2021.
    (Full paper)
  • Combating Interference for Long Range LoRa Sensing.
    Binbin Xie, Jie Xiong.
    ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2020.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 43/213=20.2%)
  • Exploring Commodity RFID for Contactless Sub-millimeter Vibration Sensing.
    Binbin Xie, Jie Xiong, Xiaojiang Chen, Dingyi Fang.
    ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2020.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 43/213=20.2%)
  • Tagtag: Material Sensing with Commodity RFID.
    Binbin Xie, Jie Xiong, Xiaojiang Chen, Eugene Chai, Liyao Li, Zhanyong Tang, Dingyi Fang.
    ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2019.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 28/144=19.4%)
  • LiFS: Low Human-effort, Device-free Localization with Fine-grained Subcarrier Information.
    Ju Wang, Hongbo Jiang, Jie Xiong, Kyle Jamieson, Xiaojiang Chen, Dingyi Fang, Binbin Xie.
    ACM Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2016.
    (Full paper, acceptance rate: 31/226=13.7%)

Awards & Honors

  • Google PhD Fellowship in Mobile Computing (only 1 awardee selected worldwide), 2022 - 2024.
  • MobiSys Travel Grant, 2023.
  • Krithi Ramamritham Computer Science Scholarship, UMass Amherst, 2023.
  • MobiCom 2022 Best Community Paper Award Runner-up.
  • Mohan Graduate Scholarship, UMass Amherst, 2022.
  • Common Good Fellowship, UMass Amherst, 2021.
  • Ph.D. Candidacy with Distinction, UMass Amherst, 2020.
  • SenSys Travel Grant, 2019.
  • MobiSys Travel Grant, 2016.
  • National Scholarship, China, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
  • Second Prize, Intel Embedded System Design Contest, 2012.
    (placed 27th among 160 teams from 12 countries/regions)

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, ACM IMWUT/UbiComp 2023
  • Artifact Evaluation Committee, ACM MobiCom 2023
  • Reviewer, IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Reviewer, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems

Teaching Assistant

  • COMPSCI 654/690W - Advanced Wireless Netwkng and Sensing in IoT, Spring 2020/2021/2022.
  • COMPSCI 240 - Reasoning Under Uncertainty, Fall 2019/2020.
Binbin Xie

PhD Student at CICS, UMass Amherst
Google PhD Fellow

News

February 2024

Our paper was accepted at MobiCom '24.

October 2023

One paper was accepted at IMWUT/UbiComp '24.

August 2023

Our paper was accepted at MobiCom '23.

May 2023

One paper was accepted at MobiSys '23.

May 2023

I'm happy to receive MobiSys '23 Travel Grant.

May 2023

I'm happy to receive Krithi Ramamritham Computer Science Scholarship.

October 2022

Our indoor localization paper won MobiCom 2022 Best Community Paper Award Runner-up.

October 2022

One paper was accepted at SenSys '22.

August 2022

I have been awarded the prestigious Google PhD Fellowship, and I'm the only awardee in the field of mobile computing.
List of recipients       UMass CICS News

August 2022

Our paper was accepted at MobiCom '22.

July 2022

I was invited to attend 2022 Global PhD Fellowship Summit.

June 2022

I'm happy to receive Mohan Graduate Scholarship.