I am Junbo Zhang.

Welcome to my personal site.

I am currently a fourth year PhD student.

    • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) Cube A4, Pittsburgh, PA


2019 - Present
Carnegie Mellon University
  • PhD Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Advisor: Prof. Swarun Kumar.
2015 - 2019
Tsinghua University
  • Bachelor's Degree: Electronic Engineering.
  • Undergraduate Research: Wi-Fi Based Human Gesture and Pose Recognition.
    Supervisor: Prof. Zheng Yang.
  • Graduation Project: Machine Learning Based IoT Device Recognition.
    Supervisor: Prof. Yong Li.


  • PLatter: On the Feasibility of Building-scale Power Line Backscatter
  • Junbo Zhang, Elahe Soltanaghai, Artur Balanuta, Reese Grimsley, Swarun Kumar, Anthony Rowe
  • NSDI '22.   [USENIX link]
  • Locating Everyday Objects using NFC Textiles (Best Paper Award & Best Presentation Award)
  • Jingxian Wang*, Junbo Zhang*, Ke Li, Chengfeng Pan, Carmel Majidi and Swarun Kumar
  • IPSN '21.   [ACM link]   [teaser video]   [full video]
  • Joltik: Enabling Energy-Efficient "Future-Proof" Analytics on Low-Power Wide-Area Networks
  • Mingran Yang, Junbo Zhang, Akshay Gadre, Zaoxing Liu, Swarun Kumar and Vyas Sekar
  • MobiCom '20.   [ACM link]   [short video]   [full video]
  • NoFaceContact: Stop Touching Your Face with NFC (poster)
  • Junbo Zhang and Swarun Kumar
  • MobiSys '20.   [ACM link]
  • On the Feasibility of Wi-Fi Based Material Sensing
  • Diana Zhang, Jingxian Wang, Junsu Jang, Junbo Zhang and Swarun Kumar
  • MobiCom '19.   [ACM link]
  • Pushing the Range Limits of Commercial Passive RFIDs
  • Jingxian Wang, Junbo Zhang, Rajarshi Saha, Haojian Jin and Swarun Kumar
  • NSDI '19.   [USENIX link]