Funded Research Projects

  • "Interpretable Multimodal Sensor Fusion," PI: J. Li, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Jun. 2021 - May. 2024.
  • "Optimal MIMO Antenna Configuration for 5G V2X Communications," PI: D. Aloi, co-PI: J. Li, Ford Motor Company, Apr. 2019 - Apr. 2020.
  • "Dynamic Data Driven Multi-static EO/RF Sensor Fusion," PI: J. Li, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2021.
  • "Institute for Spintronic and Microwave Technology," PI: J. Li, co-PI: D. Aloi, A. Slavin, G. Srinivasan, V. Tyberkevych, Oakland University Interdisciplinary Institute Development, 2016-2019.
  • "Development of A Model for Assaying the Impact of Radiation Therapy on Bacterial Pneumonia," PIs: M. Sims, M. Das, J. Li, OU-Beaumont Multidisciplinary Research Award, Sept. 2012 - Sept. 2013.
  • "Wireless HMI: Location Awareness of Portable Pendant," PI: J. Li, co-PI: D. Aloi, Chrysler LLC, Jan. 2012 - Apr. 2014.
  • "UWB Antenna Measurement," PI: J. Li, Hughes Research Lab, Jul. 2011 - Jun. 2012.
  • "REU Site: Undergraduate Computer Research (UnCoRe) for Women," PI: H. Fu, co-PI: J. Li, National Science Foundation, Apr. 2011 - Mar. 2014.
  • "Creating Image-Analysis Software to Categorize Tissue Architecture in Pre-Clinical and Clinical Histological Sections," PI's: J. Li, B. Marples, and M. Sims, Oakland University and Beaumont Hospital, Aug. 2009 - Jul. 2010.
  • "Adaptability of Articular Cartilage to External Loading by Microscopic Imaging," PI: Y. Xia, Co-Investigator: J. Li, National Institue of Health, May 2008 - Apr. 2013.
  • "Performance Evaluation of Intra-vehicle UWB Wireless Sensor Networks," PI: J. Li, General Motors Corporation, Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2009.
  • "Statistical Shape Analysis of Fetal Limbs," PI's: J. Li and W. Lee, Oakland University and Beaumont Hospital, Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2008.
  • "Ultra-wideband Sensor Networks for Automotive Vehicles," PI: J. Li, co-PI: Timothy Talty, National Science Foundation, Sept. 2007 - Aug. 2010.
  • "Ultra-wideband Sensor Network Prototyping for Automotive Vehicles," PI: J. Li, General Motors Corporation, Jun. 2006 - Apr. 2008.
  • "Ultra-wideband Channel Sounding for Vehicles," PI: J. Li, General Motors Corporation, Jun. 2005 - Dec. 2006.
  • "Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Lung Nodules Based on Adaptive CT Segmentation," PI: J. Li, Oakland University, May 2004 - Apr. 2005.
  • "Software Development for Free Space Laser Communications," PI: J. Li, AirIn Technologies, May 2003 - Jun. 2004.

    Current Ph.D. Students

  • Asad Vakil

    Current Master Students

  • Zhengyi Lu (Cameron)
  • Yunhong Liao (Jerry)

    Current Undergraduate Students

  • Polly Jane Bates

    Former Ph.D. Students

  • Steven Louis, currently at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. Ph.D. Thesis: Development of A Spectrum Analyzer Using A Spin Torque Nano-oscillator, Mar. 2020.
  • Xiang He, currently at ReTech Labs, San Diego, CA. Ph.D. Thesis: A Probabilistic Framework for Multi-sensor Fusion Based Indoor Localization on Mobile Platform, Dec. 2016.
  • Weihong Niu, currently at GM, Farmington Hills, MI. Ph.D. Thesis: Intra-vehicle UWB Channel Characterization and Receiver Design, Oct. 2010.
  • Shaojun Liu, currently at Google, Santa Monica, CA. Ph.D. Thesis: 3D Shape Analysis: Construction, Classification, and Matching, Aug. 2007.

    Former Master Students

  • Shiyu Yang, Master thesis: Extraction and Denoising of Human Signature on Radio Frequency Spectra via Conditional Generative Neural Network, Jul. 2022
  • Liangqi Yuan, Master thesis: Velostat Sensor Array for Object Recognition and Human Posture Recognition, Mar. 2022
  • Huaizheng Mu, Master thesis: Human Subject Identification and Indoor Positioning via Passive Spectrum Monitoring, Jul. 2021
  • Bing Liu, Master thesis: Human Occupancy Detection via Passive Cognitive Radio and Signature Synthesis, Dec. 2020
  • Asad Vakil, Master thesis: Heterogeneous Multimodal Sensor Fusion via Canonical Correlation Analysis and Explainable AI, Nov. 2020.
  • Juan Li, Master thesis: Fusion of LiDAR 3D Points Cloud with 2D Digital Camera Image, Apr. 2015.
  • Han Deng, Master Thesis: Intra-vehicle UWB MIMO Channel Capacity, Apr. 2012.

    MS students who have done research under my supervision

  • Yunhao Chen (Fall 2017 - Winter 2018)
  • Kapil Mistry (Sp/Su and Fall 2014)
  • Srinivas Tummala (Fall 2009 - Winter 2011)
  • Marie Piasecki (Fall 2010 - Winter 2011)
  • Deepali Gaur (dgaur@oakland.edu) (Sp/Su 2009, independent study)
  • Srinivas Polavarapu (skpolava@oakland.edu) (Fall 2008)
  • Deepa Susan Rajan (Fall 2007)
  • Caiyun Gao (Fall 2006)
  • Philip Filious (Winter 2005)
  • Hemanth Gowda (Winter 2004)

    BS students who have done research under my supervision

  • Yuan Wei (W22, S22, F22)
  • Sarah Hohensee (S22, Bioengineering Summer Research)
  • Jack Andrews (S19, Bioengineering Summer Research, Honors Thesis)
  • Spencer Morris (S17, Bioengineering Summer Research)
  • Allison Biscup (W16, EGB490)
  • Ashley Superson (W15, EGB490)
  • Max Silverstein (W15, EGB490)
  • Chenxing Wu (Winter 2014)
  • Danielle Boileau (UnCoRe 2012)
  • Roger Li (UnCoRe 2012)
  • Daniela Martignani (UnCoRe 2012)
  • Max Silverstein, (UnCoRe, Summer 2011, RA, Winter 2012)
  • Lisa Ventura, (UnCoRe, Summer 2011)
  • Joe Kurleto (summer, 2010)
  • Wen Song(BJTU exchange student, 2009-2010)
  • Samuel Roll(2008-2009)
  • Rosalind Barclay (SIBHI 2009)
  • Thomas Mihalis (SIBHI 2009)
  • Steve Pupillo (SIBHI 2009)
  • Xiaoyu Tian (xtian@oakland.edu) (BJTU exchange student, 2008-2009)
  • Adam M. Eckardt (ameckard@oakland.edu) (Fall 2008)
  • Daria Tanska (SIBHI08) dtanska@umich.edu
  • Nancy Tseng (SIBHI08) anntseng@umich.edu
  • Kelan Amanda Hlavaty (SIBHI08) hlava1ka@cmich.edu
  • Asia M. Walton (REU08) amwalton@talladega.edu
  • Michael Arthur Corrigan (REU08) corrigam@umich.edu
  • Jenessa Betts (Independent study, W08) jmbetts@oakland.edu
  • Nikolla C. Griffin (REU06) nikolla.c.griffin@wmich.edu
  • Bryan Bonvallet (REU06) btbonval@mtu.edu
  • Vikram Chilukoti (REU04) vchiluko@oakland.edu
  • Robert Presnell (REU04) rrpresnelljr@yahoo.com
  • Bo Cheng (REU03) chengb@purdue.edu
  • Samreen Basheer (REU03) samreen_basheer@wayne.edu

    Doctoral Advisory Committees served:

  • Zhaodong Zhou (ECE, 2023-)
  • Weitian Zhou (ME, 2023-)
  • Sarah Harb (ECE, 2022-)
  • Ahmed Harb (ECE, 2022-)
  • Ahmad Yacoub (ECE, 2022-2022)
  • Shuting Guo (ECE, 2021-)
  • Yuzan Xiong (ECE, 2021-2022)
  • Surah Aldakhl (ECE, 2020-)
  • Mariam Harb (ECE, 2020- )
  • Mario Barnard (ECE, 2019-)
  • Nisha Nagarajan (ECE, 2019-)
  • Rohan Dubey (ME, 2018-)
  • Ehab AbdulRahman (ECE, 2018-)
  • Michael Lohrer (ECE, 2018-)
  • Bao Yang (ECE, 2015-2019)
  • Xinhui Wang (ECE, 2015-2019)
  • Alhaj-Saleh Abdallah (ECE, graduated in 2016)
  • Rob Sims (ECE, 2014-)
  • Redhwan Mawari (ECE, 2014-2017)
  • Ashraf Mostafa (ECE, 2015-)
  • Aiyesha Ma (CSE)
  • Dingguo Chen (CSE)
  • Mingkun Li (CSE)
  • Paras Shah (ME)
  • Parikshit Gupte (ME)
  • Marisel Hernandez (ME)
  • Brooks A. Gross (CSE)
  • R. Swaminathan (ECE)
  • M. Duchene (ECE)
  • Terry Redman (ECE)
  • George Corser (CSE, graduated in 2015)

    Master Thesis Committees served:

  • Absalat Getachew (ECE, Jan. 2024-)
  • Alex Tyshka (ECE, Jan. 2024-)
  • Matthew Horvath (ECE, 2022-July 2023)
  • Megan Neuendorf (ECE, 2021-)
  • Anthony Calandra (CSE, 2021-)
  • Xiao Wang (ECE, 2014-2015)
  • Hongyan Shuai (ECE, 2014-2015)
  • Xinhui Wang (ECE, 2014-2015)
  • Pradhyumna Agaram (ECE, 2013-14)
  • Rob Sims (ECE, 2012-2014)
  • Aiyesha Ma (CSE)
  • Dariusz Mikulski (CSE)
  • Nirmala Venkatraman (CSE)

    Postdoc/Visting Scholar hosted

  • Xinyan Gu, from Nanjing Institute of Technology, 2018.
  • Xianfeng Yang, from Harbin Engineering University, 2017.
  • Xufei Cui, from Harbin Engineering University, 2017.
  • Hesheng Zhang, from Beijing Jiaotong University (summer 2009)