Wentao Ouyang (wentao) [Alum]

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Electrical Engineering

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall
UCLA Main Campus

EE Department
420 Westwood Plaza
MC# 951594
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
ATTN: 56-125KK, EEIV
C/O: Fe Asuncion


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  • B.E. in Electronic Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China, 2007.
  • Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China, 2011.
    (done at NESL)



  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing / Vehicular Technology / Communications / Wireless Communications / Signal Processing

  • Reviewer of IEEE GLOBECOM 2010/ WCNC 2009

Research Interests:

  • Mobile Computing
    • Crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
    • Sensor-enabled mobile applications
    • Wireless/Sensor-based localization and tracking
    • Location-based services and applications

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
    • Data mining in mobile computing, multimedia and World Wide Web
    • Transfer learning, semi-supervised learning, on-line learning, non-parametric methods and feature extraction

  • Convex Optimization
    • Applications with the use of quadratic programming, second order cone programming and/or semidefinite programming/relaxation

Recent Publications:

  • LightSpy: Optical Eavesdropping on Displays Using Light Sensors on Mobile Devices
    Supriyo Chakraborty, Wentao Ouyang, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    1st IEEE Big Data International Workshop on Policy-based Autonomic Data Governance (PADG 2017), December 2017. [ Details ]
  • Supporting Reasoning with Different Types of Evidence in Intelligence Analysis
    Alice Toniolo, Timothy Norman, Anthony Etuk, Federico Cerutti, Wentao Ouyang, Mani B. Srivastava, Nir Oren, Timothy Dropps, John A. Allen, and Paul Sullivan.
    ACM International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) , 9 pages , ACM , May 2015., May 2015. [ Details ]
  • Debiasing Crowdsourced Quantitative Characteristics in Local Businesses and Services
    Wentao Ouyang, Lance Kaplan, Paul D. Martin, Alice Toniolo, Mani B. Srivastava, and Timothy Norman.
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2015. [ Details ]
  • Truth Discovery in Crowdsourced Detection of Spatial Events
    Wentao Ouyang, Mani B. Srivastava, Alice Toniolo, and Timothy J. Norman.
    ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), November 2014. [ Details ]
  • Social Spring: Encounter-based Path Refinement for Indoor Tracking Systems
    Paul D. Martin, Yasser Shoukry, Prashanth Swaminathan, Wentao Ouyang, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings (BuildSys 2014), November 2014. [ Details ]
  • Efficient Context Inferences and Privacy-Aware Sharing of Sensory Information from Mobile Platforms
    Haksoo Choi, Wentao Ouyang, Mani B. Srivastava, Mahbubur Rahman, and Santosh Kumar.
    April 2014. [ Details ]