I am broadly interested in the areas of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) and Data Science by a technical integration of data, humans, and systems.

My current work is focsed on two directions: (1) human behavior learning driven by rich data collected from urban physical systems; (2) applications based on human behavior knowledge.

Selected publications. Full list on DBLP.

The authors with ____ are the students advised/co-advised by me.


  • [ICDE'22] O2-SiteRec: Store Site Recommendation under the O2O Model via Multi-graph Attention Networks
    Hua Yan, Shuai Wang, Yu Yang, Baoshen Guo, Tian He, Desheng Zhang
    [PDF] [Video]

  • [ICDCS'22] BikeCAP: Deep Spatial-temporal Capsule Network for Multi-step Bike Demand Prediction
    Shuxin Zhong, Wenjun Lyu, Desheng Zhang, Yu Yang
    (Acceptance rate: 114/573=19%)

  • [KDD'22] Para-Pred: Addressing Heterogeneity for City-Wide Indoor Status Estimation in On-Demand Delivery
    Wei Liu, Yi Ding, Shuai Wang, Yu Yang, Desheng Zhang

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'22] P2-Loc: A Person-2-Person Indoor Localization System in On-Demand Delivery
    Yi Ding, Dongzhe Jiang, Yu Yang, Yunhuai Liu, Tian He, Desheng Zhang

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'22] Mover: Generalizability Verification of Human Mobility Models via Heterogeneous Use Cases
    Wenjun Lyu, Guang Wang, Yu Yang, Desheng Zhang

2021 and Before

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'21] ALWAES: Automatic Location-Aware Correction System for Online Delivery Platforms
    Dongzhe Jiang, Yi Ding, Hao Zhang, Yunhuai Liu, Tian He, Yu Yang, Desheng Zhang

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'21] CellSense: Human Mobility Recovery via Cellular Network Data Enhancement
    Zhihan Fang, Yu Yang, Guang Yang, Yikun Xian, Fan Zhang, Desheng Zhang

  • [KDD'21] MoCha: Large-Scale Driving Pattern Characterization for Usage-based Insurance
    Zhihan Fang, Guang Yang, Dian Zhang, Xiaoyang Xie, Guang Wang, Yu Yang, Fan Zhang, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 138/705=19%) [PDF]

  • [SIGCOMM'21] Nationwide Deployment and Operation of a Virtual Arrival Detection System in the Wild
    Ding Yi, Yu Yang, Wenchao Jiang, Yunhuai Liu, Tian He, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 55/241=22%) [PDF] [Dataset]

  • [NSDI'21] From Conception to Retirement: a Lifetime Story of a 3-Year-Old Operational Wireless Beacon System in the Wild
    Yi Ding, Ling Liu, Yu Yang, Yunhuai Liu, Desheng Zhang, Tian He
    (Acceptance rate: 19/114=17%) [PDF] [Dataset]

  • [MobiCom'20] TransLoc: Transparent Indoor Localization with Uncertain Human Participation for Instant Delivery
    Yu Yang, Ding Yi, Dengpan Yuan, Guang Wang, Xiaoyang Xie, Yunhuai Liu, Tian He, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 62/384=16%) [PDF] [Dataset] [Short video] [Long video]

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'20] Extending Coverage of Stationary Sensing Systems with Mobile Sensing Systems for Human Mobility Modeling
    Yu Yang, Zhihan Fang, Xiaoyang Xie, Fan Zhang, Yunhuai Liu, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 149/848=17.5%) [PDF]

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'20] CellPred: A Behavior-aided Scheme for Cellular Data Usage Prediction
    Zhou Qin, Fang Cao, Yu Yang, Shuai Wang, Yunhuai Liu, Chang Tan, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 149/848=17.5%) [PDF]

  • [MobiCom'19] VeMo: Enabling Transparent Vehicular Mobility Modeling at Individual Levels with Full Penetration
    Yu Yang, Xiaoyang Xie, Zhihan Fang, Fan Zhang, Yang Wang, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 55/290=19%) [PDF]

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'19] MAC: Measuring the Impacts of Anomalies on Travel Time of Multiple Transportation Systems
    Zhihan Fang, Yu Yang, Shuai Wang, Boyang Fu, Zixing Song, Fan Zhang, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 176/750=23%) [PDF]

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'19] coSense: Collaborative Urban-Scale Vehicle Sensing based on Heterogeneous Fleets
    Xiaoyang Xie, Yu Yang, Zhihan Fang, Guang Wang, Fan Zhang, Fan Zhang, Yunhuai Liu, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 140/501=27%) [PDF]

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'18] SharedEdge: GPS-Free Fine-Grained Travel Time Estimation in State-Level Highway Systems
    Yu Yang, Fan Zhang, Desheng Zhang
    (Acceptance rate: 140/501=27%) [PDF]

  • [IMWUT/UbiComp'17] Your Search Path Tells Others Where to Park: Towards Fine-Grained Parking Availability Crowdsourcing Using Parking Decision Models
    Ruilin Liu, Yu Yang, Daehan Kwak, Desheng Zhang, Liviu Iftode, Badri Nath
    (Acceptance rate: 9/151=6%) [PDF]