Robert LiKamWa
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

AME - Arts, Media and Engineering
ECEE - Electrical, Computer
     and Energy Engineering

likamwa (@) asu.edu

Introducing my research platform to the
School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University

Starfish: Efficient Concurrency Support for Computer Vision Applications

Robert LiKamWa, Lin Zhong - MobiSys 2015, Florence, Italy

Starfish retrofits vision libraries for split-process execution. This allows multiple background applications to transparently share computation results through library function caching.
[Paper PDF]

Draining our Glass: An Energy and Heat Characterization of Google Glass

Robert LiKamWa, Zhen Wang, Aaron Carroll, Felix Xiaozhu Lin, Lin Zhong - APSys 2014, Beijing, China

We teardown and analyze the Google Glass power consumption to motivate and inspire system efficiency research directions.
[Paper PDF]

Energy Characterization and Optimization of Image Sensing Toward Continuous Mobile Vision

Robert LiKamWa, Matthai Philipose, Bodhi Priyantha, Victor Bahl, Lin Zhong - MobiSys 2013, Taipei, Taiwan
(Best Paper Award)

We characterize the energy consumption of image sensors to reveal opportunities for energy proportionality to tradeoff quality for power consumption. We describe simple techniques to enable such proportionality.
[Paper PDF]


(5 minute condensed video)

MoodSense (formerly MoodScope):

Robert LiKamWa, Yunxin Liu, Nic Lane, Lin Zhong - MobiSys 2013, Taipei, Taiwan

The MoodSense project studies the use of supervised machine learning to mine inferences from smartphone usage patterns. We analyze text, call, email, location, app usage, and website browsing patterns against mood activeness and valence.
[Paper PDF]

RCEL Screech 2014: 90-second Engineering Research Lightning Talks

Rice Center for Engineering Leadership - Rice University, Houston, Texas

Screech is an "elevator-pitch" style competition for engineering graduate students.

RCEL Screech 2013: 90-second Engineering Research Lightning Talks

Rice Center for Engineering Leadership - Rice University, Houston, Texas

Screech is an "elevator-pitch" style competition for engineering graduate students.

OrthoIntrinsics (Rice Business Plan Competition 2010)

Steve Xu, Robert LiKamWa - Rice University, Houston, Texas

In 2010 (while I was an undergrad), OrthoIntrinsics was our medical device startup to quantify hand strength of orthopedic patients. We competed in an MBA-level business plan competition, landing in 4th place.
[Fortune article]

Orthointrinsics from Rice MBA on Vimeo.