YANG ZHANG

ENGINEER & DESIGNER

ALWAYS LEARNING

INTERESTS

I have years of experience in full-stack web development. I enjoy designing the UI/UX and the architecture of applications and implementing them!

Also I am enthusiastic about software systems design and engineering. I've completed several mobile systems & intelligent transportation systems (based on smart-phones) as research projects. I was a Software Engineer Intern at Microsoft, Shanghai.

WEB

APP

ChiChi UI
ChiChi Icon

ChiChi

ChiChi is the SJTU official food management committee. The ChiChi app is designed to present the daily feasts students can get from SJTU's dining halls. The app provides visually-tasty meal suggestions with beautiful photos from the shutterbugs at SJTU Photography Association. If you are hungry, just keep hitting the refresh button. You'll get HUNGRIER! :-)

PROJECT

GoToDye

GoToDye is a Go AI engine written in C.

This project was the runner-up in the Computer Go Competition of my sophomore course Artificial Intelligence. The algorithm was based on Monte Carlo Tree Search.

Aero

Aero is an indoor localization system based on visual SLAM conducted by AR.Drone and a smartphone taped to the drone.

AR.Drone 2.0 has embedded sensors, camera and WiFi. The visual SLAM algorithm collects data from the IMU on AR.Drone with camera video flow, and utilizes a smartphone to compute the indoor map and current location of the drone.

HuanKr

HuanKr is an online course sharing and exchanging platform.

With user's permission, HuanKr can import schedule from SJTU Electsys with one click. Huankr provides functions like note sharing, assignment notification, etc.

RESEARCH

CityDrive

CityDrive is a driving speed optimizing system based on smartphone. It aimed at implementing a speed-optimizing driving system, so that the drivers who follow the suggestion speed provided by this system will pass every intersection in green light without pulling up. A paper based on this work was accepted by IEEE INFOCOM, 2014.

VDNet

VDNet is a quadcopter assisted sparse VANET system. I proposed a novel VANET design in which some vehicles carries an on-board quadcopters. A vehicle location prediction algorithm was proposed to improve efficiency in this delay-tolerant network. A paper based on this work was submitted to IEEE INFOCOM, 2015.

Crowdsourcing Based Road Lane Detection

This project aims at only using data collected from sensors on smartphones of the drivers to detect lanes on roads, and utilizes methods of crowdsourcing and machine learning. A paper based on this work was submitted to Mobisys, 2015.

Publications

  1. Yiran Zhao, Yang Zhang, Tuo Yu, Tianyuan Liu, Xinbing Wang, Xiaohua Tian and Xue Liu, “CityDrive: A map-generating and speed-optimizing driving system”, in INFOCOM, 2014 Proceedings IEEE. [LINK]
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