November 15, 2022
Dr. Pengfei Zhou, an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems, won the Test of Time Award at the 2022 ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) for his paper "IODetector: A Generic Service for Indoor Outdoor Detection" published ten years ago.
The award was given for the paper’s “contributions to intelligent mobile location services with enduring commercial adoption and successful widespread technology transfer.” Yuanqing Zheng, Zhenjiang Li, Mo Li, and Guobin Shen co-authored the paper.
IODetector is the first mobile phone-based solution for indoor/outdoor detection and one of the pioneering research works in mobile sensing. IODetector was successfully adopted in the business of on-demand food delivery service in over 300 cities in China, providing status estimation for over one million food couriers to improve delivery efficiency and business profits. Dr. Zhou’s paper "Experience: Adopting Indoor Outdoor Detection in On-demand Food Delivery Service," recently published at ACM MobiCom 2022, discusses the implementation details and lessons learned to guide future efforts in translating research results to industry adoptions.