Pengyu Zhang


I am a postdoc researcher at Stanford working with Sachin Katti. I received my Ph.D. from UMass Amherst. My advisor was Deepak Ganesan. I received my bachelor and master from Tsinghua University.
I design and implement low-power communication, sensing and computing systems for Internet-of-Things. I invented innovative backscatter communication technologies that provide low-power wireless connectivity, leveraged software-hardware co-design to support dedicated applications, designed runtime systems for intermittent powered computing systems, and improved the security and privacy of IoT devices.

pyzhang@cs.stanford.edu

I am on the academic job market. Here is my CV.

Talks

Enabling low-power communication, sensing, and computation for IoT devices
Stanford eWear Symposium, Sep 2017

Enabling low-power communication, sensing, and computation for IoT devices
UCLA, Aug 2017

WiFi without batteries
Stanford NetSeminar, Feb 2017
Videos

HitchHike: Practical Backscatter using Commodity WiFi
SenSys, Nov 2016

Enabling Practical Backscatter Communication for On-body Sensors
SIGCOMM, Aug 2016

Leveraging Backscatter for Internet of Things
Tsinghua University, Oct 2015

Leveraging Backscatter for Internet of Things
UIUC, July 2015

Leveraging Backscatter for Internet of Things
UT Austin, June 2015

EkhoNet: High Speed Ultra Low-power Backscatter for Next Generation Sensors
Mobicom 2014

Enabling High Performance Backscatter Communication For Wireless Sensors
University of Washington, Aug 2014

High Speed Ultra Low Power Backscatter Communication for Wireless Sensors
Sensing and Energy Research Group, Microsoft Research Redmond, July 2014

Enabling Bit-by-Bit Backscatter Communication in Severe Energy Harvesting Environments
NSDI 2014

QuarkOS: Pushing the operating limits of micro-powered sensors
HotOS XIV