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Yan Luo

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
Rm. 400, Middlesex College
The University of Western Ontario
London ON N6A 5B7 Canada

Email: yluo84 |at| or luoyan011 |at|

Research Interests

My research and study interests are in the fields of data mining, health informatics, mobile device positioning, location-based services, and information visualization.


  • 09/2011 to present

GRADUATE (Ph.D.) candidate, Department of Computer Science, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Designing and Developing on GlucoGuide

  • 01/2009 to 02/2011

GRADUATE (M.SC.), Department of Computer Science, Memorial University, Canada
Master thesis is mainly focused on Wi-Fi based mobile device (iPhone) indoor positioning. More information and screenshots about this system can be found iPosition here

  • 07/2008 to 09/2008

CAREER TRAINING, Ping An School of Financial Services, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

  • 09/2004 to 07/2008

UNDERGRADUATE, Information Security, School of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Jiuangsu, China
Degree project is about Information Hiding Based On Webpage.

Professional Experience

  • 09/2011 to present

Research/Teaching Assistance at UWO

  • 02/2011 to 05/2011

SRV-1 Mobile Robot Swam, St John's, Canada, as GRADUATE ASSISTANCE (primary system designer and developer)
more information about this project can be found in SRV-1

  • 01/2010 to 05/2010

Cupids 400, St John's, Canada, as PROJECT MANAGER
more information about this location-aware application can be found in Cupids 400

  • 09/2009 to 01/2010 and 09/2010 to 01/2011

Software Development for Mobile Devices, Memorial University, St John's, Canada, as LAB INSTRUCTOR

  • 08/2008 to 01/2009

The headquarter of Pingan Bank, Shenzhen, China, as SOFTWARE SYSTEM TESTING ENGINEER
Ping An Bank

  • Projects involved
    • Cash Management System, as the primary system testing manager
    • Distance Bank Account Application System, as the primary system testing manager
    • Custom Service Agent Management System, as a regular system testing manager

Conferences I Have Attended

  • IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC2011, Kyoto, Japan
  • The 22nd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2009, St John's, Canada
  • The 2nd Annual Diabetes Research Day at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, Ontario, Canada

Teaching Assistance at UWO

  • CS2209B Applied Logic for Computer Science—2011 Fall
  • CS2209A Applied Logic for Computer Science—2012 Winter
  • CS1033B Multimedia and Communication—2012 Fall

Selected Publications

  • Petrella, Robert J.; Schuurman, Jody; Luo, Yan; Ling, Charles X (2014). A Smartphone-based Personalized System for Alleviating Type-2 Diabetes. American Telemedicine Association 2014.
  • Schuurman, J., Luo, Y., Ling, C., Petrella, R. (2013).The SMART Study: A pilot project examining tools for self-management among diabetes and prediabetes. Abstract, Oral and Poster presentation, Aging Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care and the Faculty of Health Science Symposium, London Ontario, February 1, 2013.
  • Lu Xiao, Yan Luo, Steven High (2013). CKM: A Shared Visual Analytical Tool for Large-Scale Analysis of Audio-Video Interviews”. IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2014.
  • Schuurman, J., Luo, Y., Ling, C., Petrella, R. (2012). The SMART Study: A pilot project investigating mobile health and traditional methods of delivering a lifestyle intervention. Abstract and Poster presentation, Diabetes Research Day, London Ontario, November 13, 2012.
  • Y. Luo, O. Hoeber, and Y. P. Chen (2013). Enhancing Wi-Fi Fingerprinting for Indoor Positioning Using Human-Centric Collaborative Feedback. Springer Journal of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, 3(2)1-23, 2013. Cited by 8
  • Y. Luo, Y. P. Chen, and O. Hoeber (2011). Wi-Fi-based indoor positioning using human centric collaborative feedback. In Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Kyoto, Japan, Page: 1 – 6. Cited by 3

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