Hang Yu (于航)



PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University.

Email: Hang.Yu@rice.edu

About me

I received my B.S degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2008. Currently, I am a fourth-year PhD student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, and working in the Rice Efficient Computing Group (RECG) under the direction of Prof. Lin Zhong.

You can find my CV here.

Research Areas

Energy Efficient Wireless System Design

Directional communication: theory and implementation (with a focus on beamforming)

System-level power management of multi-antenna systems (MIMO/beamforming)

Mobile Computing

FM radio on mobile devices for data broadcasting


Hang Yu, Lin Zhong, and Ashutosh Sabharwal and David Kao, "Beamforming on Mobile Devices: A First Study", in Proc. ACM Int. Conf. Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), September 2011. (PDF) (Slides) (Appendix for deriving Equation (1) in the paper)

Hang Yu, Ahmad Rahmati, Ardalan Amiri Sani, Lin Zhong, Venu Vasudevan and Jehan Wickramasuriya, "Data Broadcasting using Mobile FM Radio: Design, Realization and Application", in Proc. ACM Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), September 2011. (PDF) (Slides)

Hang Yu, Lin Zhong, and Ashutosh Sabharwal, "Power Management of MIMO Network Interfaces on Mobile Systems", in IEEE Trans. on VLSI, 2011. (PDF)

Hang Yu, Lin Zhong, and Ashutosh Sabharwal, "Adaptive RF Chain Management for Energy-Efficient Spatial-Multiplexing MIMO Transmission", in Proc. ACM/IEEE Int. Symp. Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), August 2009. (PDF)

Research News

May 2011:

I am a summer intern at AT&T Lab Research.

December 2010:

      Our work “BeamAdapt: power efficient beamforming on mobile devices” is covered by Technology Review, Popsci, and TechEye.

June 2010:

I am a visiting student in Motorola Mobility.


ELEC 420: Design and Analysis of Algorithms

ELEC 425: Computer Systems Architecture

ELEC 437: Introduction to Communication Network

ELEC 518: Energy Efficiency in Modern Systems

ELEC 535: Information Theory

CAAM 565: Convex Optimization

COMP 421: Operating Systems and Concurrent Programming

ELEC 541: Error-Correcting Code

Last updated: 09/01/2011