About

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. My advisor is Prof. Haiying (Helen) Shen. From 2013 to 2016, I was a research assistant in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Clemson University. I received my M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2013, and my B.E. degree in Information Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2010. A summary of my information can be found here.

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Research

My research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems and Mobile Network, with an emphasis on:

Data-driven Intelligent Transportation System

Metropolitan-scale traffic data generated by vehicles inspire research in various fields (e.g., urban sensing, traffic data analytics, facility planning, routing). How to extract and utilize significant information for designing intelligent transportation system is challenging and necessary.

Mobile Opportunistic Networks

Unlike mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) that require end-to-end communication paths, the communication in mobile opportunistic networks takes place when device carriers come into contact. The proper utilization of the mobility patterns of the nodes requires fine-grained analysis and modeling.

Mobile Content Sharing

Distributed content sharing in networks formed by mobile devices can potentially support various useful applications. In such networks, nodes often present certain social network properties of their holders in terms of contents (i.e., interests) and contacts. How to utilize such properties to maximize content retrieval performance is worth exploring.

Publications

Conference Publications

  • [IoTDI'17] L. Yan, H. Shen, and K. Chen, MobiT: A Distributed and Congestion-Resilient Trajectory Based Routing Algorithm for Vehicular Delay Tolerant Networks, Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (Short Paper), April 18-21, 2017, Pittsburgh, USA [acceptance rate: 23/52]


  • [INFOCOM'17] L. Yan, H. Shen, J. Zhao, C. Xu, F. Luo and C. Qiu, CatCharger: Deploying Wireless Charging Lanes in a Metropolitan Road Network through Categorization and Clustering of Vehicle Traffic, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, May 1-4, 2017, Atlanta, USA [acceptance rate: 20.93%] ("Best-in-Session-Presentation" Award)


  • [ICNP'16] L. Yan, J. Zhao, H. Shen, C. Xu and F. Luo, CatCharge: Deploying Wireless Charging Lane in Metropolitan Scale through Categorization and Clustering of Vehicle Mobility, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (Poster Session), November 8-11, 2016, Singapore [acceptance rate: 29.1%]


  • [MASS'16] L. Yan and H. Shen, TOP: Vehicle Trajectory based Driving Speed Optimization Strategy for Travel Time Minimization and Road Congestion Avoidance, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems, October 10-13, 2016, Brasília, Brazil


  • [IOV'16] L. Yan, H. Shen, S. Li and Y. Huang, Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Placement Determination based on Real World Vehicle Trace, Proc. of International Conference on Internet of Vehicles, December 7-10, 2016, Nadi, Fiji


  • [INFOCOM'15] L. Yan, H. Shen and K. Chen, TSearch: Target-Oriented Low-Delay Node Searching in DTNs with Social Network Properties, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, April 26-May 1, 2015, Hong Kong, China [acceptance rate: 19%]


  • [SECON'15] L. Yan, K. Chen, H. Shen and G. Liu, MobileCopy: Resisting Correlated Node Failures to Enhance Data Availability in DTNs, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking, June 22-25, 2015, Seattle, USA [acceptance rate: 28%]

Journal Publications

  • [IEEE/ACM ToN] L. Yan, H. Shen and K. Chen, TSearch: Target-Oriented Low-Delay Node Searching in DTNs with Social Network Properties, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Accepted on March 30, 2016


  • [IEEE TITS] C. Dey, L. Yan, X. Wang, Y. Wang, H. Shen, M. Chowdhury, L. Yu, C. Qiu and V. Soundararaj, A Review of Communication, Driver Characteristics and Controls Aspects of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC), IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems, accepted on Sep. 5, 2015


  • [IEEE TPDS] K. Chen, H. Shen and L. Yan, Efficient File Search in Delay Tolerant Networks with Social Content and Contact Awareness, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, accepted on August 17, 2015


  • [IEEE TMC] K. Chen, H. Shen and L. Yan, DSearching: Using Floating Mobility Information for Distributed Node Searching in DTNs, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, accepted on Feb. 11, 2015


  • [IEEE TPDS] K. Chen, H. Shen and L. Yan, Multicent: A Multifunctional Incentive Scheme Adaptive to Diverse Performance Objectives for DTN Routing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Issue: 99, pp: 1, 2014 (online publication date)


Services

Conference Reviewer

  • IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2017
  • IFIP Networking (Networking), 2017
  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2017
  • IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData), 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC), 2016
  • IEEE Cluster Conference (Cluster), 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON), 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2015
  • IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2015, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), 2014, 2015
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2014, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2014, 2016

Journal Reviewer

  • International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), 2017
  • Computer Networks (ComNet), 2017
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (IEEE TSC), 2016
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IEEE TMC), 2016, 2017
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE TITS), 2014, 2017

Award and Honor

  • Student Travel Grant, CPS Week, April 2017
  • NSF Student Travel Grant, IEEE INFOCOM, May 2017
  • NSF Student Travel Grant, IEEE SECON, June 2015
  • Excellent Undergraduate Student in Xi'an Jiaotong University, Sep 2008
  • National Scholarship in Xi'an Jiaotong University, Sep 2008
  • Siyuan Scholarship in Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2007 - 2009