Tan Zhang (张檀)

Department of Computer Sciences

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Email: tzhang {at} cs.wisc.edu


About Me

I am a sixth year Ph.D student from Computer Sciences Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have been working with Prof. Suman Banerjee in the Wisconsin Wireless and NetworkinG Systems (WiNGS) Lab. I received a B.S. degree in Beijing Institute of Technology. My thesis work focuses on designing dynamic spectrum access networks to provide robust wireless connectivity in high mobility scenarios. I have designed a vehicular testbed that uses the TV whitespaces spectrum to provide Internet access on metro buses at Madison, WI. I have also developed an opportunistic measurement framework that uses public vehicles to carry spectrum sensors for enhancing whitespace spectrum utilization over wide-area.

In my spare time, I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and scuba diving.



A Wireless Spectrum Analyzer in Your Pocket
Tan Zhang, Ashish Patro, Ning Leng, Suman Banerjee
ACM HotMobile 2015
A Vehicle-based Measurement Framework for Enhancing Whitespace Spectrum Databases
Tan Zhang, Ning Leng, Suman Banerjee
ACM MobiCom 2014 Awarded third place of best presentation
Data visualization front end is available here
Enhancing Vehicular Internet Connectivity using Whitespaces, Heterogeneity, and a Scouting Radio
Tan Zhang, Sayandeep Sen, Suman Banerjee
ACM MobiSys 2014
Inaccurate Spectrum Databases? Public Transit to its Rescue!
Tan Zhang, Suman Banerjee
ACM HotNets 2013
Scout: An Asymmetric Vehicular Network Design over TV Whitespaces
Tan Zhang, Sayandeep Sen, Suman Banerjee
ACM HotMobile 2013
[pdf] A Dual Technology Femto Cell Architecture for Robust Communication using Whitespaces
Sayandeep Sen, Tan Zhang, Milind Buddhikot, Suman Banerjee, Dragan Samardzija, Susan Walker
IEEE DySPAN, 2012 Awarded best paper


[pdf] Design and Implementation of an ``Approximate'' Communication System for Wireless Media Applications
Sayandeep Sen, Tan Zhang, Syed Gilani, Shreesha Srinath, Steve Schmitt, Suman Banerjee, Sateesh Addepalli
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

Poster and Demo

V-Scope: An Opportunistic Wardriving Approach to Augmenting TV Whitespace Databases (poster)
Tan Zhang, Suman Banerjee
ACM MobiCom 2013 First place in ACM student research competition
Video Streaming using Whitespace Spectrum for Vehicular Applications (video demo)
Tan Zhang, Sayandeep Sen, Suman Banerjee
ACM MobiSys 2013