Desheng Zhang
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University

(848) 445-8307
dz220 AT cs.rutgers.edu




CS 671 Spring 2018

The class website is here.

RA Positions Available

There are several graduate RA positions available in my group. If you are interested in Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, or Data Science, please send me your CV (for existing RU students) or mention my name in the cover letter of your application package (for prospective students).

For current Rutgers students, I strongly suggest you take my course, if you are interested in research in my group.

Short Biography (CV)

Desheng is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University. Previously, Desheng was offered the Senseable City Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship from MIT, and awarded his Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Minnesota.

Under the White House Smart Cities Initiative, Desheng is interested in bridging Cyber-Physical Systems (as known as Internet of Things under some context) and Data Science in Extreme-Scale Data-Intensive Urban Infrastructure from an Interdisciplinary perspective. He is focused on the life cycle of data-driven urban systems, from mobile data collection, to cross-domain data fusion, heterogeneous model integration, visual data analytics, system optimization and application deployment. He strategically positions his research on Real-Time Interactions of Cross-Domain Urban Systems, i.e., transportation (e.g., taxis, buses, trucks, subways, bikes, personal & electric vehicles), telecommunication (e.g., cellphones), finance (e.g., smartcards), social networks (e.g., check-in and app logs), and geography (e.g., road networks). He has been investigating platforms across 8 cities on 3 continents with 100 thousand app users, 500 thousand vehicles, 10 million phones, 16 million smartcards, and 100 million residents involved.

His technical contributions have led to more than 20 papers, featuring 11 first-author papers in premium venues, e.g., MobiCom, SIGSPATIAL, SenSys, IPSN, ICCPS, BigData, RTSS, ICDCS. Desheng has been honored with 6 best paper/thesis/poster awards and the Chinese Government Award as one of only 4 Computer Science students among 250 thousand Chinese students in US.

During his free time, Desheng likes to travel. Here is a map about cities he has been visited so far in US.

News and Events

1.15.18: Three Papers accepted by ACM IMWUT and will appear in UbiComp.

12.25.17: One Paper accepted by ACM ICCPS.

12.11.17: Desheng gave a talk at Columbia University.

11.29.17: Desheng gave a talk at NJIT.

7.16.17: Desheng gave a talk at Peking U.

4.18-4.21.17: Desheng attended ACM/IEEE CPSWeek at CMU.

11.14-11.16.16: Desheng attended ACM SenSys'16 at Stanford.

10.31-11.3.16: Desheng attended ACM SigSpatial'16 in San Francisco.

10.3-6.16: Desheng attended ACM MobiCom'16 in New York City.

8.16: Desheng joined the Computer Science Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

2.16: Desheng presented his work for Smart Cities at Carnegie Mellon.

2.16: Desheng presented his work for Smart Cities at Georgia Tech.

1.12-13.16: Desheng presented his work for Smart Cities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

12.14.15: Desheng presented his work for Smart Cities at City University of New York in NYC.

11.16.15: Desheng presented his work for Smart Cities at the NSF CPS PI Meeting in Washington, D.C.

11.6.15: Desheng presented his paper for Urban-Scale Human Mobility at ACM SIGSPATIAL'15.

10.23.15: Desheng gave two talks at the University at Buffalo.

9.15.15: Desheng gave a talk on Urban Cyber-Physical Systems at HK Poly U.

8.24-28.15: Desheng gave several talks on Cyber-Physical Systems at Tsinghua University, Peking University and Chinese Academy of Sciences.

6.30.15: Desheng gave a talk on Cyber-Physical Systems at New York University.

6.8.15: Desheng gave a talk on Urban Cyber-Physical Systems at IBM Research.

5.7.15: Desheng gave a talk on Urban Cyber-Physical Systems at Boston University.

5.6.15: Desheng gave a talk on Urban Cyber-Physical Systems at MIT.

4.17.15: Desheng gave a talk on Urban Cyber-Physical Systems at Microsoft.

5-min Research Summary

Recent Papers

Xiaoyang Xie, Fan Zhang, and Desheng Zhang. PrivateHunt: Multi-source Data-driven Dispatching in For-Hire Vehicle Systems. To Appear in ACM UbiComp'18.

Yu Yang, Fan Zhang, and Desheng Zhang. SharedEdge: GPS-Free Fine-Grained Travel Time Estimation in State-Level Highway Systems To Appear in ACM UbiComp'18.

S. Wang, T. He, Desheng Zhang, Y.Shu, Y.Liu, Y.Gu, C.Liu, J.Lee, and S.Son. BRAVO: Improving the Rebalancing Operation in Bike Sharing System. To Appear in ACM UbiComp'18.

Y. Yuan, Desheng Zhang, Fei Miao, John A. Stankovic, Tian He, George Pappas and Shan Lin. Dynamic Integration of Heterogeneous Transportation Modes under Disruptive Events To Appear in ACM ICCPS'18.

Ruilin Liu, Yu Yang, Daehan Kwak, Desheng Zhang, Liviu Iftode, and Badri Nath. Towards Fine-Grained Parking Availability Crowdsourcing Using Parking Decision Models. In ACM ACM UbiComp'17, 23/268=8.6%.

Desheng Zhang, F. Zhang, T. He. MultiCalib:National-Scale Traffic Model Calibration with Multi-source Incomplete Data. In ACM SIGSPATIAL'16, 40/217=18%.

Desheng Zhang, F. Zhang, M.Lu, Y.Liu, and T. He. Carpool Service for Large-Scale Taxicab Networks. In ACM TOSN, 2016.

Desheng Zhang, J.Zhao, F.Zhang, R.Jiang and T. He. Last-Mile Transit Service with Urban Infrastructure Data. In ACM TCPS, 2016.

Desheng Zhang, J.Zhao, F.Zhang, and T. He. Heterogeneous Model Integration for Multi-Source Infrastructure Data. In ACM TCPS, 2016.

Desheng Zhang, T. He, F.Ye, R.K. Ganti and H.Lei. Neighbor Discovery and Maintenance with Extended Quorum Systems. In IEEE TMC, 2016.


Poster for CPS PI Meeting