Zhizhang (Kevin) Hu

Zhizhang (Kevin) Hu

Ph.D. Research Assistant

University of California, Merced

About Me

Hi! Welcome to my page! I am a Ph.D. student of computer science at the UC Merced PANS Lab, advised by Dr. Shijia Pan. I have been working on deep learning, ubiquitous computing, and smart healthcare from day 1 of my Ph.D. journey. I have an interdisciplinarity backgropund: mechanical engineering, civil engineering and computer science, which motivates me to explore new and interesting interdisciplinarity problems.

Besides academic work, I am a big fan of skateboarding, hiking, body building and mountaineering.

  • Multimodal Deep Learning
  • Causal Inference
  • Smart Healthcare
  • Ph.D. Student in Computer Science, 2020-Now

    University of California Merced

  • M.Sc in Building Science, 2020

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, 2018

    Southwest Jiaotong University


University of California, Merced
Ph.D. Student
University of California, Merced
Aug 2020 – Present Merced, California

Working in following areas:

  • Physics-informed multimodal sensing and learning algorithms.
  • Causal inference for deep learning bias reduction.
  • Smart healthcare with heterogeneous Internet of Things(IoT) systems.
  • Representation learning and transfer learning algorithms.
Amazon Inc.
Applied Scientist Intern
Amazon Inc.
May 2022 – Aug 2022 Palo Alto, California
Working in the Visual Search & AR team, advised by Dr.Xinliang Zhu, Dr. Son Tran and Dr. Rene Vidal (As an Amazon Scholar from Johns Hopkins University.) Supervised (and advised) by Dr. Arnab Dhua.

Recent Publications

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(2022). MODES: multi-sensor occupancy data-driven estimation system for smart buildings. ACM e-Energy.


(2021). AutoQual: task-oriented structural vibration sensing quality assessment leveraging co-located mobile sensing context. CCF Transactions on Pervasive Computing and Interaction.

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(2021). Vibration-based indoor human sensing quality reinforcement via Thompson sampling. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Cyber-Physical-Human System Design and Implementation.

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(2021). Vibration-based Indoor Occupant Gait Monitoring with Robot Vacuum Cleaners. IoTDI 2021.

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(2020). A window-based sequence-to-one approach with dynamic voting for nurse care activity recognition using acceleration-based wearable sensor. UbiComp/ISWC 2020.

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(2020). Fine-grained activities recognition with coarse-grained labeled multi-modal data. UbiComp/ISWC 2020.

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(2020). Improving the Interoperability of gbXML Data Model through Redefining Data Mapping Rules of HVAC Systems. ASHRAE Transactions.

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(2019). Device-free sleep stage recognition through bed frame vibration sensing. Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Device-Free Human Sensing.

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Contact Me

  • 5200 Lake Road, Science & Engineering 2, Merced, CA 95348