Tan Zhang (张檀)

Department of Computer Sciences

University of Wisconsin Madison

Email: tzhang {at} cs.wisc.edu

My CV: pdf

About Me

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student from Department of Computer Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I work in the Wisconsin Wireless and NetworkinG Systems (WiNGS) Lab with Prof. Suman Banerjee. I received my B.S. degree in Beijing Institute of Technology. My research interests are broadly in the areas of wireless networking systems and dynamic spectrum access. Currently, I'm working on the design and deployment of a TV whitespace network for providing Internet connectivity to the city metro at Madison, WI, and a measurement testbed with spectrum sensors mounted on these public vehicles to improve the efficiency of utilizing whitespace spectrum.

In my spare time, I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking. I also like to workout at gym regularly.



A Vehicle-based Measurement Framework for Enhancing Whitespace Spectrum Databases
Tan Zhang, Ning Leng, Suman Banerjee
ACM MobiCom 2014 (To Appear)
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