Hi! I'm Jiasi Chen, an associate 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.

My research interests include edge computing, video analytics, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), and mobile systems. My projects typically involve some combination of mathematical optimization and systems implementation on real testbeds. I am a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2020), Best Paper Finalist at ACM SenSys (2019), and the Hellman Fellowship (2017). I'm also a co-founder and help advise our wonderful ACM-Women chapter here at UCR. See my CV for more details.

Email: jiasi [at] cs [dot] ucr [dot] edu
Office: WCH 327


  • 9/2021: Received a grant from Facebook on AR/VR security, with Prof. Nael Abu-Ghazaleh.
  • 9/2021: Kittipat and Xukan successfully defended their PhDs! Congrats Dr. Apicharttrisorn and Dr. Ran. Kittipat joins CMU as a post-doc, and Xukan joins Qualcomm R&D. Welcome also to Yunshu Wang, a new PhD student!
  • 7/2021: Now an associate professor :)
  • 4/2021: Selected as a faculty-student team to work on the AURORA XR battlefield project this summer, with ARL-West.
  • 1/2021: Received a research gift from AT&T Labs Research on ORAN control for XR, and a Best Practices grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing (co-PI).


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


Carter Slocum, Jingwen Huang, Jiasi Chen, “VIA: Visibility-aware Web-based Virtual Reality”, ACM Web3D, 2021.

Hisham Alhulayyil, Jiasi Chen, Karthik Sundaresan, Srikanth Krishnamurthy, "Boosting Home WiFi Throughputs via Adaptive DAS Clustering of PLC Extenders" (invited), IEEE MASS, 2021.

Timothy James Scargill, Shreya Hurli, Jiasi Chen, Maria Gorlatova, "Will it Move?: Indoor Scene Characterization for Hologram Stability in Mobile AR" (demo), ACM HotMobile, 2021.

Moustafa Abdelbaky, Jiasi Chen, Alexander Fedin, Kenneth Freeman, Mohana Gurram, Abraham Ishihara, Carlee Joe-Wong, Christopher Knight, Kalmanje Krishnakumar, Isaias Reyes, Calvin Robinson, Peter Shannon, Sandeep Shetye, Luka Tomljenovic, William Van Dalsem, "DRF: A Software Architecture for a Data Marketplace to Support Advanced Air Mobility", AIAA AVIATION Forum, 2021.


Xukan Ran, Carter Slocum, Yi-Zhen Tsai, Kittipat Apicharttrisorn, Maria Gorlatova, Jiasi Chen, "Multi-User Augmented Reality with Communication Efficient and Spatially Consistent Virtual Objects", ACM CoNEXT, 2020. [pdf]

Yuan Zhao, Jiasi Chen, Samet Oymak, "On the Role of Dataset Quality and Heterogeneity in Model Confidence", ICML Workshop on Uncertainty and Robustness in Deep Learning, 2020. [arxiv]

Ha-Ryung Kim, Jiasi Chen, Jongwon Yoon, "Joint User Clustering and Beamforming in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Networks", IEEE ACCESS, 2020. [pdf]

Shahryar Afzal, Jiasi Chen, K.K. Ramakrishnan, "Viewing the 360-degree Future: Trade-Off Between User Field-of-View Prediction, Network Bandwidth, and Delay", IEEE ICCCN, 2020. [pdf][video presentation]

Hisham Alhulayyil, Kittipat Apicharttrisorn, Jiasi Chen, Karthik Sundaresan, Samet Oymak and Srikanth Krishnamurthy, "WOLT: Auto-Configuration of Integrated Enterprise PLC-WiFi Networks", IEEE ICDCS, 2020. (18% acceptance rate) [pdf]

Kittipat Apicharttrisorn, Bharath Balasubramanian, Jiasi Chen, Rajarajan Sivaraj, Yi-Zhen Tsai, Rittwik Jana, Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Tuyen Tran, Yu Zhou, "Characterization of Multi-User Augmented Reality over Cellular Networks", IEEE SECON, 2020 (best paper runner up). [pdf][slides]

Shengxin Liu, Carlee Joe-Wong, Jiasi Chen, Christopher Brinton, Chee Wei Tan, Liang Zheng, "Economic Viability of a Virtual ISP", IEEE Transactions on Networking, 2020. [pdf]

Ahmet Dermikaya, Jiasi Chen, Samet Oymak, "Exploring the Role of Loss Functions in Multiclass Classification", IEEE CISS, 2020. [pdf]

Guoqiang Zhang, Yue Wu, Xu Han, Qian Gao, Jiasi Chen, "Exploiting the layer correlation to improve DASH scheduling with scalable video coding", Computer Networks, 2020.


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 finalist) [pdf][slides][code]

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. [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, best presentation in session award) [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

  • Tandy Dang (BS)
  • Carter Slocum (PhD)
  • Yi-Zhen (Angela) Tsai (PhD)
  • Yunshu Wang (PhD)
  • Xuechen Zhang (PhD, co-advised with Samet Oymak)


  • Shahryar Afzal (MS), Bloomberg
  • Kittipat (Patrick) Apicharttrisorn (PhD, co-advised with Srikanth Krishnamurthy), post-doc at CMU
  • Haoliang Chen (MS), SoundHound
  • Japneet Kaur (BS)
  • Daniel Handojo (BS), Safran Passenger Innovations
  • Jingwen Huang (BS)
  • Elijah Nicasio (MS)
  • Gopal Nookula (BS)
  • Xukan Ran (PhD), Qualcomm
  • 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: