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I am a Lead Researcher in the Mobile and Sensing Systems group at Microsoft Research Asia. Before joining Microsoft I received my Ph.D. at Dartmouth College where I was co-advised by Andrew T. Campbell and Tanzeem Choudhury.

My research interests revolve around people-centric sensing applications and systems. I am an experimentalist who likes to build prototype mobile sensing systems based on well-founded computational models.

Visit my publications page or google scholar profile to learn more about my work.

I can be reached at: niclane at microsoft dot com.

Aug '14 Our paper 'DSP.Ear: Leveraging Co-Processor Support for Continuous Audio Sensing on Smartphones' has been accepted to SenSys '14 -- joint work with University of Cambridge and Samsung Research.
July '14 Our paper 'Connecting Personal-scale Sensing and Networked Community Behavior to Infer Human Activities' has been accepted to UbiComp '14.
Visited the Intel China Research Center (ICRC) in Beijing. Very impressed by the systems work going on there towards exciting IoT and wearable platforms.
Less than one month until the deadline for MobiCASE 2014. November is a great time to visit Austin, Texas!
June '14 Our paper 'Caiipa: Automated Large-scale Mobile App Testing through Contextual Fuzzing' has been accepted to MobiCom '14.
May '14 I am serving on the TPC for CIKM 2014 and PerCom 2015, please consider submitting!
Gave keynote at PAKDD workshop -- Mobile Sensing, Mining and Visualization for Human Behavior Inference; also managed to visit the great folks at NCTU. Happy to visit Taiwan again.