Bo-Jhang Ho [Alum]


Computer Science

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall
UCLA Main Campus

EE Department
420 Westwood Plaza
MC# 951594
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
ATTN: 56-125KK, EEIV
C/O: Fe Asuncion


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  • B.S. in Computer Science, National Taiwan University, 2011.
  • M.S. in Computer Science, National Taiwan University, 2012.
    Thesis: Thermal Sensing for Metering Per-Appliance and Per-User Power Usage
    (done at NESL)

Recent Publications:

  • Nurture: Notifying Users at the Right Time Using Reinforcement Learning
    Bo-Jhang Ho, Mehmet Koseoglu, Bharathan Balaji, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    UbiTtention'18, October 2018. [ Details ]
  • Generating Natural Language Adversarial Examples
    Moustafa Alzantot, Yash Sharma, Ahmed Elgohary, Bo-Jhang Ho, Mani B. Srivastava, and Kai-Wei Chang.
    EMNLP 2018 (Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing), October 2018. [ Details ]
  • MiLift: Efficient Smartwatch-Based Workout Tracking Using Automatic Segmentation
    Chenguang Shen, Bo-Jhang Ho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, November 2017. [ Details ]
  • MyoBuddy: Detecting Barbell Weight Using Electromyogram Sensors
    Bo-Jhang Ho, Renju Liu, Hsiao-Yun Tseng, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    1st Workshop on Digital Biomarkers 2017, June 2017. [ Details ]
  • SeleCon: Scalable IoT Device Selection and Control Using Hand Gestures
    Amr Alanwar, Moustafa Alzantot, Bo-Jhang Ho, Paul D. Martin, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Second International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation, April 2017. [ Details ]
  • EmbedInsight: Automated Grading of Embedded Systems Assignments
    Hao Li, Bo-Jhang Ho, Bharathan Balaji, Yue Xin, Paul D. Martin, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    February 2017. [ Details ]
  • From Pressure to Path: Barometer-based Vehicle Tracking
    Bo-Jhang Ho, Paul D. Martin, Prashanth Swaminathan, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    BuildSys '15 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, November 2015. [ Details ]
  • Poster: M-Seven: monitoring smoking event by considering time sequence information via iPhone M7 API
    Bo-Jhang Ho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    June 2014. [ Details ]

Other Publications:

• Bo-Jhang Ho, Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao, Nan-Chen Chen, Chuang-Wen You, Hao-Hua Chu, Ming-Syan Chen, “HeatProbe: A Thermal-based Power Meter for Accounting Disaggregated Electricity Usage”, ACM UbiComp 2011 (ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing). Oral presenter.

• Chuang-Wen You, Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao, Bo-Jhang Ho, Yu-Han Chen,Wei-Fehng Wang, Hao-hua Chu, Lien-Ti Bei, Ming-Syan Chen, "ConvenienceProbe: A Phone-based Data Collection for Consumer Behavior Research", IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine.

• Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao, Bo-Jhang Ho, Allen C. Lin, Hao-Hua Chu, “Phone-based Gait Analysis to Detect Alcohol Usage”, ACM UbiComp 2012, Poster Session, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2012.

• Nan-Chen Chen, Bo-Jhang Ho, Hsin-Liu Kao, Chuang-Wen You, Hao-Hua Chu, Ming-Syan Chen, “HeatProbe: a Thermal-based Power Meter System for Tracking Per-user Power Consumption”, Pervasive 2011, Poster Session, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 2011.

• Bo-Jhang Ho, “Thermal Sensing for Metering Per-Appliance and Per-User Power Usage”, M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University (June 2012).


• Gold Medal, International Olympia in Informatics (IOI) 2007

• ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Awards 2007-2010
    - 5th place in Tokyo Site 2010 (in Japan), granted admission to World Finals
   - 2nd place in Taipei Site 2007 (in Taiwan)
   - 4th place in Hsin-Cu Site 2009 (in Taiwan)
   - 4th place in Kaohsiung Site 2010 (in Taiwan)
   - 6th place in Taipei Site 2008 (in Taiwan)
   - 8th place in Singapore Site 2007 (in Singapore)
   - 11th place in Phuket Site 2009 (in Thailand)

• Presidential Award, CSIE, NTU (Fall 2008)
   - GPA in the Top 5% in the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering

• Google Code Jam Qualifications 2008-2013
   - Qualified to 3rd round of Google Code Jam in 2008, 2009 & 2013 (top 500 in the world)

• Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, CSIE, NTU (Fall 2011)

• Learning Tutors from Dean's List, NTU (Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2009)