Who am I

  • Full Name:Ye-Sheng Kuo
  • Email:yesheng.kuo@gmail.com
  • Website:yeshengkuo.com
  • Google Scholar:Google Scholar

Hello There!

My name is Ye-Sheng Kuo (郭昱昇), I’m a electrical engineer in Samsara.

Prior Samsara, I was a research fellow at University of Michigan in the EECS department. I was a member of Lab11, and worked with Professor Prabal Dutta.

My prior research focuses on developing an novel wireless power meter that significantly reduces cost of installation, building a low-power, low-cost and portable software-defined radio (uSDR) that enables cross layer low-power wireless research, an novel indoor positioning system (Luxapose) using visible light and CMOS camera on the phone to achieves (3D) decimeter level accuracy with orientation information, and an ultra low-power chip-to-chip interconnect that is optimized for energy-constraint systems.

CV

  • Work Experience

  • Hardware Engineer

    Samsara - Aug. 2017 - Current

    Developing sensors for fleet tracking applications.

  • Research Fellow

    University of Michigan - Mar. 2015 - Jun. 2017

    Design and implement Triumvi, a low-cost, standalone, non-contact, energy harvest, true-power wireless power meter based on TI CC2538 SoC. Design schematic and PCB layout of Triumvi, develop firmware, peripheral and device driver for CC2538, which runs Contiki OS. Triumvi harvests energy from current transformer, measures current and voltage waveform using non-contact fashion, and wirelessly transmit reading to a nearby base station.

  • System Engineer Intern

    Texas Instruments - May 2013 - Aug. 2013

    Designed a visible light communication (VLC) transceiver system which provides data communication and received signal strength (RSS) based ranging using MSP430. Design schematic and layout the VLC BootsterPack (hardware add-on) for MSP430 Launchpad, and write firmware on MSP430 to modulate/demodulate light with on-off-keying (OOK). See EP-Light for TI design contest.


  • Education

  • Ph.D Electrical Engineering

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA - Sep. 2009 - Dec. 2014

    VLSI major, doing system research with professor Dutta. My thesis is proposing a future lighting architecture that provides multiple services. Thesis: Software defined lighting, and my Google scholar profile.

  • B.S Electrical Engineering

    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan - Sep. 2004 - Jun. 2008
  • Publications

  • MBus: A Fully Synthesizable Low-power Portable Interconnect Bus for Millimeter-scale Sensor Systems

    Inhee Lee, Ye-Sheng Kuo, Pat Pannuto, Gyouho Kim, Zhiyoong Foo, Ben Kempke, Seokhyeon Jeong, Yejoong Kim, Prabal Dutta, David Blaauw, Yoonmyung Lee

    JOURNAL OF SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

  • Perpetual Sensing for the Built environment

    Bradford Campbell, Meghan Clark, Samuel DeBruin, Branden Ghena, Neal Jackson, Ye-Sheng Kuo, Prabal Dutta

    IEEE Pervasive Computing

  • MBus: A System Integration Bus for the Modular Microscale Computing Class

    Pat Pannuto, Yoonmyung Lee, Ye-Sheng Kuo, ZhiYoong Foo, Benjamin Kempke, Gyouho Kim, Ronald G Dreslinski, David Blaauw, Prabal Dutta

    IEEE Micro

  • MBus: an ultra-low power interconnect bus for next generation nanopower systems

    Pat Pannuto, Yoonmyung Lee, Ye-Sheng Kuo, ZhiYoong Foo, Benjamin Kempke, Gyouho Kim, Ronald G Dreslinski, David Blaauw, Prabal Dutta

    ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture News

  • Powerblade: A low-profile, true-power, plug-through energy meter

    Samuel DeBruin, Branden Ghena, Ye-Sheng Kuo, Prabal Dutta

    Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

  • Opo: a wearable sensor for capturing high-fidelity face-to-face interactions

    William Huang, Ye-Sheng Kuo, Pat Pannuto, Prabal Dutta

    Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems

  • System architecture directions for a software-defined lighting infrastructure

    Ye-Sheng Kuo, Pat Pannuto, Prabal Dutta

    Proceedings of the 1st ACM MobiCom workshop on Visible light communication systems

  • Luxapose: Indoor positioning with mobile phones and visible light

    Ye-Sheng Kuo, Pat Pannuto, Ko-Jen Hsiao, Prabal Dutta

    Proceedings of the 20th annual international conference on Mobile computing and networking

  • MBus: A 17.5 pJ/bit/chip Portable Interconnect Bus for Millimeter-Scale Sensor Systems with 8 nW Standby Power

    Ye-sheng Kuo, Pat Pannuto, Gyouho Kim, Zhiyoong Foo, Inhee Lee, Ben Kempke, Prabal Dutta, David Blaauw, Yoonmyung Lee

    IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference

  • Reconfiguring the software radio to improve power, price, and portability

    Ye-Sheng Kuo, Pat Pannuto, Thomas Schmid, Prabal Dutta

    Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems

  • Hijacking power and bandwidth from the mobile phone's audio interface

    Ye-Sheng Kuo, Sonal Verma, Thomas Schmid, Prabal Dutta

    Proceedings of the First ACM Symposium on Computing for Development

  • Putting the software radio on a low-calorie diet

    Prabal Dutta, Ye-Sheng Kuo, Akos Ledeczi, Thomas Schmid, Peter Volgyesi

    Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks