Fred Jiang

Electrical Engineering

Xiaofan (Fred) Jiang is creating technologies and systems that improve diverse dimensions of urban living. His research projects include reducing energy consumptions in cities, improving personal health and fitness, making streets safer for pedestrians, accurately counting and tracking occupants indoors, and monitoring real-time air quality at scale. Much of his work has been commercialized and has had a significant impact on people's lives. He leads the Columbia Intelligent and Connected Systems Lab (Columbia ICSL), with a mission to develop novel wearable devices, city-scale Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and real-time data analytics to make cities safer and more sustainable.

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  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Columbia University, 2015-Present
  • Co-Chair of Smart Cities Center, Data Science Institute, Columbia University, 2016-Present
  • Steering Committee Chair, ACM BuildSys, 2017-Present
  • CTO, Air Scientific Inc., 2014-2015
  • Director of Analytics and IoT Research, Intel Labs China, 2012-2014
  • Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia, 2010-2012
  • Engineer, Intel, 2005-2005
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2004 Vodafone-US Foundation Fellows Initiative Scholarship
  • 2005 Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE IPSN ’05
  • 2006 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship
  • 2011 Best Demo Award, ACM SenSys ’11
  • 2016 Best Demo – Runner Up, ACM SenSys ’16
  • 2016 Best Poster Award, ACM BuildSys ’16  
  • Agency: NSF
    Title: Improving Pedestrian Safety in Urban Cities using Intelligent
    Wearable Systems
    PI Status: Lead PI
    Total funding: 1.2M
  • Wei, P., Chen, X., Chandrasekaran, R., Song, F. and Jiang, X., 2016, November. Adaptive and Personalized Energy Saving Suggestions for Occupants in Smart Buildings: Poster Abstract. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (pp. 247-248). ACM. [Best Poster Award]
  • Chandrasekaran, R., de Godoy, D., Xia, S., Islam, M.T., Islam, B., Nirjon, S., Kinget, P. and Jiang, X., 2016, November. SEUS: A Wearable Multi-Channel Acoustic Headset Platform to Improve Pedestrian Safety: Demo Abstract. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems CD-ROM (pp. 330-331). ACM. [Best Demo – Runner Up]
  • Cheng, Y., Li, X., Li, Z., Jiang, S., Li, Y., Jia, J. and Jiang, X., 2014, November. AirCloud: a cloud-based air-quality monitoring system for everyone. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (pp. 251-265). ACM.
  • Nirjon, S., Dickerson, R.F., Li, Q., Asare, P., Stankovic, J.A., Hong, D., Zhang, B., Jiang, X., Shen, G. and Zhao, F., 2012, November. Musicalheart: A hearty way of listening to music. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (pp. 43-56). ACM.
  • Jiang, X., Liang, C.J.M., Chen, K., Zhang, B., Hsu, J., Liu, J., Cao, B. and Zhao, F., 2012, April. Design and evaluation of a wireless magnetic-based proximity detection platform for indoor applications. In Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (pp. 221-232). ACM. [Best Demo Award]
  • Jiang, X., Van Ly, M., Taneja, J., Dutta, P. and Culler, D., 2009, November. Experiences with a high-fidelity wireless building energy auditing network. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (pp. 113-126). ACM. [Citations: 180]
  • Jiang, X., Dutta, P., Culler, D. and Stoica, I., 2007, April. Micro power meter for energy monitoring of wireless sensor networks at scale. In Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Information processing in sensor networks (pp. 186-195). ACM. [Citations: 169]
  • Jiang, X., Polastre, J. and Culler, D., 2005, April. Perpetual environmentally powered sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 4th international symposium on Information processing in sensor networks (p. 65). IEEE Press. [Citations: 758], [Best Paper Award]
  • Jiang, X., Dawson-Haggerty, S., Dutta, P. and Culler, D., 2009, April. Design and implementation of a high-fidelity ac metering network. In Information Processing in Sensor Networks, 2009. IPSN 2009. International Conference on (pp. 253-264). IEEE. [Citations: 306]
  • Dawson-Haggerty, S., Jiang, X., Tolle, G., Ortiz, J. and Culler, D., 2010, November. sMAP: a simple measurement and actuation profile for physical information. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (pp. 197-210). ACM. [Citations: 178]