Associate Research Professor, INI, CyLab and ECE
Pei Zhang is an associate research professor in the INI and ECE departments at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). In addition to numerous publications, his work has received many awards including several Best Demo Awards and Young Faculty grants. Furthermore, his work has been featured in popular media including the Discovery channel, CBS, Popular Science, etc. His primary research interest is in ubiquitous embedded systems through inter/intra system collaboration
Bachelor's degree with honors from California Institute of Technology in 2002
Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2008
While at Princeton University, Pei developed the ZebraNet system, which is used to track zebras in Kenya. It was the first deployed, wireless, ad- hoc, mobile sensor network.
Currently his work includes SensorFly, which focus on groups of autonomous miniature-helicopter based sensor nodes with minimalistic capabilities.
Collaboration in Embedded Systems and Mobile Sensor Networks
- Wireless ad-hoc mobile sensor networks
- Distributed sensing and processing in heterogeneous devices
- Interactions between heterogeneous embedded systems
- Controlled mobility in mobile systems
- Failure tolerance