Hi! I'm Jiasi Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2015 (advisor Mung Chiang) and my B.S. from Columbia University. My hometown is the lovely city of Halifax, Canada. See my CV for more details.

My general research area is multimedia networking, with particular focus on the wireless and machine learning aspects. Recently, I've been interested in the network and systems challenges of augmented and virtual reality. My projects typically involve some combination of mathematical optimization and systems implementation on real testbeds. I'm also a co-founder and the current faculty advisor for our wonderful ACM-Women chapter here at UCR.

Recent News

  • 11/2019: Our SenSys'19 paper was one of five best paper award finalists.
  • 10/2019: Honoured to give a keynote talk and be on the distinguished experts panel at the CNSM conference. Also gave a talk at the Dalhousie University seminar series.
  • 09/2019: Our ACM HotNets paper on multi-user AR communications is accepted. Congrats Xukan!
  • 08/2019: Our Proceedings of the IEEE survey paper on deep learning at the edge is now published.
  • 07/2019: Our ACM SenSys paper on energy-efficient AR is accepted. Congrats Kittipat!


Names of my students (or co-advised students) are underlined.


Xukan Ran, Carter Slocum, Maria Gorlatova, Jiasi Chen, "ShareAR: Communication-efficient Multi-User Mobile Augmented Reality", ACM HotNets, 2019. (20% acceptance rate) [pdf][slides]

Kittipat Apicharttrisorn, Xukan Ran, Jiasi Chen, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury, "Frugal Following: Power Thrifty Object Detection and Tracking for Mobile Augmented Reality", ACM SenSys, 2019. (19% acceptance rate, best paper award finalist) [pdf][slides]

Jiasi Chen, Xukan Ran, "Deep Learning with Edge Computing: A Review", Proceedings of the IEEE, 2019. (impact factor: 10.694) [pdf]

Samet Oymak, Mehrdad Madavi, Jiasi Chen, "Learning Feature Nonlinearities with Non-Convex Regularized Binned Regression", IEEE ISIT, 2019. [arxiv]

Jiasi Chen, Bharath Balasubramanian, Zhe Huang, "Liv(e)-ing on the Edge: User-Uploaded Live Streams Driven by “First-Mile” Edge Decisions", IEEE EDGE, 2019. (22% acceptance rate) [pdf]


Xukan Ran, Haoliang Chen, Xiaodan Zhu, Zhenming Liu, Jiasi Chen, "DeepDecision: A Mobile Deep Learning Framework for Edge Video Analytics", IEEE INFOCOM, 2018. (19% acceptance rate) [pdf][slides]

Carlee Joe-Wong, Liang Zheng, Jiasi Chen, "Oligopoly Pricing in Wireless Networks", book chapter: Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks, eds. Xuemin Shen, Xiaodong Lin, Kuan Zhang. Springer (in press). [Table of Contents]


Shahryar Afzal, Jiasi Chen, K.K. Ramakrishnan, "Characterization of 360-degree videos", ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Reality Network, 2017. [pdf] [slides]

Xukan Ran, Haoliang Chen, Zhenming Liu, Jiasi Chen, "Delivering deep learning to mobile devices via offloading", ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Reality Network, 2017. [pdf][slides]

Suzan Bayhan, Liang Zheng, Jiasi Chen, Mario Di Francesco, Jussi Kangasharju, Mung Chiang, "Improving Cellular Capacity with White Space Offloading", WiOpt, 2017. [pdf]

Liang Zheng, Jiasi Chen, Carlee Joe-Wong, Chee Wei Tan, Mung Chiang, "An Economic Analysis of Wireless Network Infrastructure Sharing", WiOpt, 2017. [pdf]

Kittipat Apicharttrisorn, Ahmed Osama Fathy Atya, Jiasi Chen, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, and Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, "Enhancing WiFi Throughput With PLC Extenders: A Measurement Study", Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), 2017. (23% acceptance rate) [pdf]

Liang Zheng, Carlee Joe-Wong, Jiasi Chen, Christopher G. Brinton, Chee Wei Tan, Mung Chiang, "Economic Viability of a Virtual ISP", IEEE INFOCOM, 2017. (21% acceptance rate) [pdf]

Michael Wang, Jiasi Chen, Ehsan Aryafar, and Mung Chiang, "A Survey of Client-Controlled HetNets for 5G" (invited), IEEE Access, 2017. [pdf]


Tao Lin, Hongjia Li, Haiyong Xie, Jiasi Chen, Huajun Cui, Guoqiang Zhang, Wei An, Yang Li, "Performance and Implications of RAN Caching in LTE Mobile Networks: a Real Traffic Analysis", IEEE SECON, 2016. [pdf]


See DBLP or Google Scholar.


Current Students


  • Haoliang Chen (MS), SoundHound
  • Japneet Kaur (BS)
  • Daniel Handojo (BS)
  • Emilio Segovia (BS), Western University of Health Sciences
  • David Zhou (BS), Amazon



A few of my other interests (outside of research!) from past and present:

  • Piano: I'm way out of practice, but here's a quick duet with my teacher [video]. I played for 10 years up until university, and have a diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
  • Lion dance: I was part of Columbia University Lion Dance back in college. Here's a short video clip of me playing around in a lion head.
  • My spouse is Samet Oymak, who's in the ECE dept at UCR. His office is just down the hall from mine, which is both a blessing and a curse :) He's moved now to another building!
  • xkcd favorites: Sandwich, Widsom of the Ancients
  • My favorite music for when I really want to work is Lindsey Stirling. Energy + lack of vocals = goooo!