Rui (April) Dai, PhD

Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems


Biography

Rui Dai received her BS in Electronics and Information Engineering and MS in Communications and Information Systems from the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. in 2011, under the supervision of Professor Ian. F. Akyildiz in the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access of Georgia Tech for one year. More recently, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at North Dakota State University.

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Research Interests

  • Wireless sensor networks, Multimedia communications, Sensor systems for healthcare, Cyber physical systems

 

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems, The University of Cincinnati 2014-Present
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, North Dakota State University 2012-2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA), Georgia Institute of Technology 2011-2012
Graduate Research Assistant, Broadband and Wireless Networking (BWN) Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2007-2011

 

Honors & Awards

  • NDSU FORWARD Mentor Relationship Travel Grant
2014
  • Student Travel Grant of IEEE ICC 2009 Conference
2009
  • Graduate School Award for Achievements in Research
2005-2006
  • Enterprise Scholarship from Guanghua, Inc.
2004–2005
  • Excellent Graduate of HUST
2004
  • Outstanding Bachelor’s Thesis of Hubei Province
2004
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award 
2002–2003
  • The 2nd Class National Scholarship of China
2002–2003
  • The 1st Class Scholarship of HUST for three times
2000–2003

 

Publications

Book Chapters

  • R. Dai and P. Wang, "Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks: Correlation-Based Communication", in Wireless Sensor Networks: From Theory to Applications, Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary and S. Ramakrishnan, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Aug. 2013.

Journals

  • P. Wang, R. Dai, and I. F. Akyildiz, "A Differential Coding-Based Scheduling Framework for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 684-697, Apr. 2013.
  • R. Dai, P. Wang, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Correlation-Aware QoS Routing with Differential Coding for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 1469-1479, Oct. 2012.
  • P. Wang, R. Dai, and I. F. Akyildiz, "A Spatial Correlation-Based Image Compression Framework for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 338-401, Apr. 2011.
  • R. Dai and I. F. Akyildiz, "A Spatial Correlation Model for Visual Information in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1148-1159, Oct. 2009.
  • L. Yu, R. Dai, X. Jin, and G. Zhu, "A Novel Binarization Scheme in Arithmetic Coding", Journal of Image and Graphics of China (in Chinese), Sept. 2007.

Conferences

  • Y. Li, R. Dai, and J. Zhang, "Morphing Communications of Cyber-Physical Systems Towards Moving Target Defense", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun. 2014.
  • A. Hameed, R. Dai, and B. Balas, "Predicting the Perceptual Quality of Networked Video through Light-Weight Bitstream Analysis", IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom), May 2014.
  • R. Dai, S. Sonenblum, and S. Sprigle, "A Robust Wheelchair Monitoring System", 34th annual International Conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), Aug. 2012.
  • P. Wang, R. Dai, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Visual Correlation-Based Image Gathering for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Apr. 2011.
  • R. Dai, P. Wang, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Correlation-Aware QoS Routing for Wireless Video Sensor Networks", IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Dec. 2010.
  • P. Wang, R. Dai, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Collaborative Data Compression using Clustered Source Coding for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Mar. 2010.
  • R. Dai and I. F. Akyildiz, "Joint Effect of Multiple Correlated Cameras in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun. 2009.
  • W. Wang, L. Yu, G. Zhu, R. Dai, "A Novel Approach in Network Coding Based on Shuffle Coding", IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), Nov. 2007.
  • R. Dai, L. Yu, X. Jin,C. Cui, and Guangxi Zhu, "Adaptive Binarization for Arithmetic Coding in Video Compression", First International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (CHINACOM), Oct. 2006.