Shijia Pan

Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced

Dr. Shijia Pan is an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Her research interests include ubiquitous computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems (CPS). She worked in multiple disciplines and focused on ubiquitous sensing systems for accurate ambient information inference. Her research focuses on the acquisition, analysis, and augmentation of ambient information with limited/fewer resources from three themes. 1) Pervasive Sensing. To effectively measure and monitor people's physical and behavioral health, continuous and user-imperceptible sensing is essential. We focus on contact-based sensing by converting everyday objects into sensors while preserving their regular usability. 2) Autonomous Adaptation. Due to the complexity of the physical world, data acquisition quality and sensing data distributions can change significantly under different sensing conditions, resulting in inaccurate detection and inference. We focus on autonomous assessing, configuring, and adapting heterogeneous sensing systems via cross-modal association using people as the shared context. 3) Networked Intelligence. Data from multimodal networked devices provides complementary information. By exploring the complementary and correlation of multimodal sensor data with different spatial/mobile characteristics (static, semi-mobile, mobile), we establish efficient inference/model transfer schemes guided by the modality's spatial characteristics.


  • Acoustic Intelligence
  • Pervasive Sensing
  • Autonomous and Networked Systems