Wenqiang Chen (Winston) [Alum]

University of Virginia

Computer Science


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Biography: Wenqiang (Winston) Chen is a visiting student in the Networked & Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL) at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia working with Professor John Stankovic. His research interests are in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), including the Internet-of-Things (IoT), embedded sensing systems, ubiquitous and wearables computing, human-computer interaction, and machine perception. In particular, his research proposes Vibration Intelligence (VibInt) to perceive and infer information from human bodies, robots, and environments using vibrations. VibInt has been published in 10+ papers in top conferences and journals (Mobicom, Ubicomp, SenSys, TMC, etc.) to advance a wide variety of areas, such as wearables interfaces, robotics, smart health, smart home, privacy and security. He won IEEE SECON 2018 Best paper award and ACM SenSys 2020 Best demo award. He is also a co-founder of VibInt AI, a startup working on wearable devices using VibInt technologies. His research IPs have been used in thousands of commodity devices.


  • B.Eng. in Internet Engineering, Shenzhen University (SZU), 2016.
  • M.Phil. in Computer Science, Shenzhen University (SZU), 2019.

Research Interests: Ubiquitous and mobile computing, Pervasive sensing

Recent Publications:

  • Making Vibration-based On-body Interaction Robust
    Wenqiang Chen, Ziqi Wang, Pengrui Quan, Zhencan Peng, Shupei Lin, Mani B. Srivastava, and John A. Stankovic .
    Proceedings of the 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS 2022), May 2022. [ Details ]