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Yung-Hsiang Lu

yunglu at purdue dot edu

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Yung-Hsiang Lu is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and (by courtesy) the Department of Computer Science of Purdue University. He is an ACM distinguished scientist and ACM distinguished speaker. He is a member in the organizing committee of the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative. He is the lead organizer of Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge, the chair of the Multimedia Communication Systems Interest Group in IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee.  Dr. Lu and three Purdue students founded a technology company using video analytics to improve the operation of brick and mortar retail stores. The company's cameras stream video to cloud for analysis and the analysis results help store owners serve customers better. This company receives a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR-1) grant from the National Science Foundation in 2016. Dr. Lu obtained the Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

Office: MSEE 222. TEL: 765-494-2668


Current Students

Ahmed Kaseb is a doctoral student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is conducting research in Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Computer Vision in order to perform large-scale real-time analysis of worldwide distributed online cameras.  
Deegan Atha is a Computer Engineering student as well as a member of the Honors College. Thomas Yurek
Adit Ghosh is a junior in Computer engineering.   Bishop Sarkar
  • Wenyi Chen
  • Yuhao Chen
  • Anup Mohan
  • Ahemd Kaseb
  • Youngsol Koh


  • Former PhD Students

    •  Jing (Jackie) Feng (PhD 2012) Energy-Efficient Collaborative Data Transmissions in Wireless Sensor Networks. Jing (Jackie) Feng is a Ph.D student in Electrical and Computer Engineering since Fall 2007 at Purdue University. Her research project is Beam Forming Using Randomly Deployed Sensor Networks. Her reseach interests include embedded systems, wireless sensor network, and digital circuit design.

    • Karthik Kumar (PhD 2011). Thesis: Application-Based Energy-Efficient Mobile and Server Computing. Karthik received his Ph.D. in August 2011. His dissertation is on Energy Conservation for Mobile Content-based Image Retrieval. His research interests include image and video retrieval, embedded systems, computer architecture and neural networks. He joined Intel in Arizona.

    • Yamini Nimmagadda (PhD 2010). Thesis: Resource-Driven Transmission, Display, and Processing of Multimedia in Mobile Devices. Yamini received her Ph.D. in November 2010. She joined the HELPS group in Fall 2006. Her research is developing Image Processing Algorithms for Energy Conservation in Portable Devices. Her research interests include image/signal processing, wireless communications, and computer graphics. Yamini is currently employeed by Intel in Oregon.

    • Eddie Pettis (PhD 2008) Thesis: Automatic Configuration and Selection of Power Management Policies. Eddie received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2008. His graduate research focused on operating system directed power management techniques for general purpose computing environments. Currently, Dr. Pettis is a Staff Software Engineer and Tech Lead Manager for Google in Mountain View, CA. Since joining Google, he has developed firmware for various cooling and power systems, researched UPS reliability, and architected state-of-the-art power and cooling management software. In his 20% time, Dr. Pettis volunteers for university programs at many schools, including Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Texas, UC-Davis, and UC-Berkeley, and sponsors a Google Research Award with Dr. Tajana Rosing at UC-San Diego. He received a Google Technical Infrastructure citizenship award in 2012 for outstanding contributions outside his own team, especially his involvement with university programs. He has served as Governor at Large for the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors from July 2009 though December 2012. Dr. Pettis lives with his wife Charity in San Jose, CA.

    • Changxiu Xian (PhD 2008). Thesis: Collaborative Power Management between Operating Systems and Applications. Changjiu received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in May 2008. His research focused on collaborative power management between the operating system and applications. His other research interested include operating systems, energy-efficient applications, real-time systems, mobile robots, and sensor networks. Changjiu currently works at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.

    • Yongguo Mei (PhD 2007). Thesis: Energy-Efficient Mobile Robots. Yongguo's PhD thesis was on energy-efficient mobile robots. After graduation, he had worked at Microsoft for 4 years focusing on improving Windows 7 OnOff performance such as boot and hibernation. Since 2011, he has been working at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, applying engineering techniques to immunology and other life sciences. His current research interests include computational biology, modeling and simulations, and bioinformatics.

    • Le Cai (PhD 2006). Thesis: Joint Power Management of Memory and Disk. Le graduated in Spring 2006 with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focused on joint power management of memory and disk. Le currently works at IBM in San Jose, CA. 

  • Former MS Students (Thesis)

  • Former MS Students (Non-Thesis)

    • Nikhil Balaji graduated in Spring 2011.
    • Jason Ridenour graduated in Spring 2006. His research focused on employing hybrid control mechanisms to power management of streaming data systems. Jason is currently a firmware engineer at InDesign, LLC in Indianapolis, IN.
    • Gabi Sarkis graduated in Spring 2006. His research focused on mobile image databases. Gabi currently works at SigmaTel.
    • Mike Maletich graduated in Fall 2005. After graduation, Mike went to work at IBM.
    • Bill Nagel graduated in Fall 2005.
    • Jason Horihan graduated in Fall 2003. His research focused on reconfigurable architectures. After graduation, Jason went to work at Intel.
  • Former Undergraduate Students

    • Daniel Fuesz
    • Hotong Li
    • Fan Zhang
    • William Granger
    • Jared T Kuhn
    • Mike Wolfer
    • Liqun Tracy Yang
    • Seraj Kavan Dosenbach
    • Christian Berrios
    • Dave Canada
    • Karl Herb
    • Jonathan Chen
    • Houston Fortney
    • Huanyi Guo
    • Colin Graber
    • He Li 
    • Armando Ramirez (SRC Fellowship)
    • Sriram Rangaramanujan
    • John Skubic