Research

During my time at Bradley, I had the opportunity to participate in a few research projects.

  • Partial Sensing Coverage with Connectivity in Lattice Wireless Sensor Networks (2013)

    Investigation into the partial sensing coverage with connectivity problem in structured lattice wireless sensor networks WSNs through mathematically modelling, theoretical derivation, computer-based simulations, and performance evaluation.

    Published: International Journal of Sensor Networks
    Other Authors: Yun Wang, Yanping Zhang, Xiaolong Li
    Technologies: C++

  • Partial Sensing Coverage in 3D Wireless Lattice Sensor Networks (2014)

    This publication covers research performed on the sensing properties of Wireless Sensor Networks in lattice configurations. My contribution primarily involved equation derivation and simulation-based validation of theoretical analysis.

    Published: IEEE ICC 2014 Conference
    Other Authors: Yun Wang, Zhifeng Xiao, Yanping Zhang
    Technologies: C++

  • Impact of Intruder’s Intelligence on the Intrusion Detection Problem in Wireless Sensor Networks (2015)

    This publication covers research performed on intelligent intrusion on Wireless Sensor Networks.

    Published: 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference
    Other Authors: Yun Wang, Sarah Fields, Colleen Heinemann, Zach Reiter
    Technologies: C++, C#

Ciliates

While I studied for my Master's degree, I worked as a Graduate Assistant at Bradley University. The bulk of my work involved development and management of the Ciliates.org family of websites.

Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora) are a group of protozoans. I primarily worked with Tetrahymena and Stentor, but Ciliates.org also covers Oxytricha, Ichthyophthirius, and Stylonychia.

Each Ciliate website hosted a few web applications for analyzing the organism's genome. These tools offer many features, such as genome annotation, sequence comparison, and a gene wiki.

The major project during my time there was the Stentor genome. The article The Macronuclear Genome of Stentor coeruleus Reveals Tiny Introns in a Giant Cell. was published in the Feburary 20, 2017 edition of Current Biology.