Wenyao Xu
Assistant Professor
330 Davis Hall Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
wenyaoxu at buffalo dot edu
Openings: Our group is looking for postdoctoral researchers, Ph.D. students and undergraduate students.


I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department in the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo since 2013, where I direct the ESC (Embedded Sensing and Computing) Lab. I received the PhD degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013. I got both M.S. degree in 2008 and B.S. degree (both with honor) in 2006 from Zhejiang University, China.

Research Overview:

My work has been published in various top research venues, and has been recognized across several disciplines. Testaments to this recognition are my publications in prestigious computer science conferences (e.g., ACM ASPLOS, ACM CCS and ACM/IEEE DAC), top biomedical engineering journals (e.g., IEEE TBME, TBioCAS, and JBHI), and prestigious medicine journals (e.g., LANCET). I won three best paper awards (ACM WH 2011 and IEEE BSN 2012, 2013) and one best design award (of the International 3D Printing Competition 2016). My inventions have been filed within U.S. and internationally as patents, and have been licensed to several industrial players. My research has been reported in various media outlets, including the Discovery Channel, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, and the National Science Foundation's News. My current research is in the interdisciplinary fields of:

  • Wireless Healthcare: integrated smart sensing and mHealth data analytics to promote health/medical services;
  • Smart Manufacturing: sensor exploiting methods to enhance efficiency, reliability, security of smart manufacturing;
  • Emerging Systems: emerging systems for intelligent sensing and computing in real-world applications.

Recent News:

  • (2016/11) A milestone of our clinical study on "Smartphone Apps for Early Autism Detection". Read More.
  • (2016/10) Our research work on "Smartphone hacks 3D Printers" is reported by more than 80 public media outlets, including National Science Foundation's News, Communications of the ACM news, Science Daily, Digital Trend, Fedscoop, and 3DPrint. Interestingly, NSF Science 360 releases a video about this work. Read More.

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