Kate Ching-Ju Lin

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It is increasingly common that computers in residential and hotspot scenarios see multiple access points (APs). These APs often provide high speed wireless connectivity but access the Internet via independent, relatively low-speed DSL or cable modem links. Ideally, a client would simultaneously use all accessible APs and obtain the sum of their backhaul(More)
Finding the routing path for disseminating data to mobile sinks in the wireless sensor networks is a challenging problem due to the random mobility of sinks and the limited resources of sensors, such as energy, storage capacity, and computing capability. Although flooding the location information of mobile sinks seems to be a naive method to find the path(More)
In multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) networks, the optimal bit rate of a user is highly dynamic and changes from one packet to the next. This breaks traditional bit rate adaptation algorithms, which rely on recent history to predict the best bit rate for the next packet. To address this problem, we introduce TurboRate, a rate adaptation scheme for MU-MIMO LANs.(More)
This paper presents the design and implementation of 802.11n+, a fully distributed random access protocol for MIMO networks. 802.11n+ allows nodes that differ in the number of antennas to contend not just for time, but also for the degrees of freedom provided by multiple antennas. We show that even when the medium is already occupied by some nodes, nodes(More)
Recent literatures have demonstrated the feasibility and applicability of light-to-camera communications. They either use this new technology to realize specific applications, e.g., localization, by sending repetitive signal patterns, or consider non-line-of-sight scenarios. We however notice that line-of-sight light-to-camera communications has a great(More)
Current wireless protocols retransmit any packet that fails the checksum test, even when most of the bits are correctly received. Prior work has recognized this inefficiency, however the proposed solutions (e.g., PPR, HARQ and SOFT) require changes to the hardware and physical layer, and hence are not usable in today's WLANs and mesh networks. They are(More)
Increasingly, peer-to-peer (P2P) network users expect to be able to search objects by semantic attributes based on their preferences for multimedia content. Partial match search (i.e., search through the use of multimedia content semantic information) has become an essential service in P2P systems. In this paper, we propose SocioNet, a social-based overlay(More)
In multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) LANs, the achievable throughput of a client depends on who are transmitting concurrently with it. Existing MU-MIMO MAC protocols however enable clients to use the traditional 802.11 contention to contend for concurrent transmission opportunities on the uplink. Such a contention-based protocol not only wastes lots of channel time(More)