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 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.

Publication

Conference

[pdf]
A Wireless Spectrum Analyzer in Your Pocket
Tan Zhang, Ashish Patro, Ning Leng, Suman Banerjee
ACM HotMobile 2015 (To Appear)
[pdf]
[slides]
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
[pdf]
[slides]
Enhancing Vehicular Internet Connectivity using Whitespaces, Heterogeneity, and a Scouting Radio
Tan Zhang, Sayandeep Sen, Suman Banerjee
ACM MobiSys 2014
[pdf]
[slides]
Inaccurate Spectrum Databases? Public Transit to its Rescue!
Tan Zhang, Suman Banerjee
ACM HotNets 2013
[pdf]
[slides]
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

Journal

[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

[pdf]
[poster]
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
[pdf]
[demo]
Video Streaming using Whitespace Spectrum for Vehicular Applications (video demo)
Tan Zhang, Sayandeep Sen, Suman Banerjee
ACM MobiSys 2013

Internships