I am a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at Rice University. I am part of
Rice Efficient Computing
Group, and my advisor is
Prof. Lin Zhong. I received my B.Sc. degree
in 2008 from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and received my M.Sc. degree in 2011 from Rice University.
Wireless system design
Devirtualization: Making I/O virtualization easy with device files
Understanding the data usage of applications in smartphones (Try our Android app)
Theia: Opportunistic and real-time search of crowd-sourced smartphone data (Try Theia)
Directional communication for mobile devices
Ardalan Amiri Sani, Sreekumar Nair, Lin Zhong, Quinn Jacobson,
"Making I/O virtualization easy with device files,"
Technical Report 2013-04-13, Rice University, April 2013.
Hang Yu, Ahmad Rahmati, Ardalan Amiri Sani, Lin Zhong, Jehan Wickramasuriya and Venu Vasudevan,
"Data broadcasting using mobile FM radio: design, realization and application,"
to appear in ACM Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp), September 2011.
Ardalan Amiri Sani, Wolfgang Richter, Xuan Bao, Trevor Narayan,
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Lin Zhong, Romit Roy Choudhury, "Opportunistic Content Search of Smartphone Photos,"
Technical Report TR0627-2011, Rice University, June 2011.
Xuan Bao, Trevor Narayan, Ardalan Amiri Sani, Wolfgang Richter, Romit Roy Choudhury, Lin Zhong, and
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, "The Case for Context-Aware Compression,"
in Proc. ACM HotMobile, March 2011.
Ardalan Amiri Sani, Lin Zhong, and Ashutosh
Sabharwal, "Directional antenna diversity for mobile devices: characterizations
and solutions," in Proc. ACM MobiCom, September 2010.
Ardalan Amiri Sani, Hasan Dumanli, Lin Zhong, and Ashutosh
Sabharwal, "Power-efficient directional wireless communication
on small form-factor mobile devices," in Proc. ACM/IEEE
Int. Symp. Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), August 2010.
Hasan Dumanli, Ardalan Amiri Sani, Lin Zhong, and Ashutosh
Sabharwal, "BeamSwitch: system solution for energy-efficient
directional communication on mobile devices," Technical Report
0616-09, Rice University, June 2009.
Ardalan Amiri Sani, Lin Zhong, Frank Tittel ,and Gerard Wysocki, "Laser spectroscopic
trace-gas sensor networks for atmospheric monitoring applications,"
in Proc. IPSN Wrkshp. Sensor Networks for Earth and Space Science
Applications (ESSA), April 2009.
Ardalan Amiri Sani, Sreekumar Nair, Kevin A. Boos, Lin Zhong, Quinn Jacobson,
"Devirtualization: I/O Virtualization Based on Device Files,"
in USENIX OSDI, October 2012.
Lin Zhong, Hasan Dumanli, Ashutosh Sabharwal, Ardalan Amiri Sani,
"Directional Communication on Mobile Device", under review for US
Patent (Patent Application Tech Id. 2009-44;17500/004001).
HTC G1 kinetic sensor data traces
(11 users, each one week)(2.2GB, used in Mobicom 2010 paper "Directional antenna diversity for mobile devices: characterizations
and solutions")(released September 2010)
Computer System Architecture
Mobile and Wireless Networking
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Energy Efficiency in Modern Systems
Error Correcting Codes