Ph.D. Tsinghua University, 2019B.S. Tsinghua University, 2014


Research interests include:

​​​Wireless Sensing, MmWave Networking, Mobile Computing, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems


(Starting in January 2024)  Kun Qian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. He is also a member of the Link Lab. Before joining UVA, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California San Diego. He received his Ph.D. and B.E. from Tsinghua University in 2019 and 2014. His research interests center around ubiquitous intelligence enabled by wireless sensing technologies, with their applications in existing and emerging physical-aware scenarios, such as next-generation communication, the Internet of Things, autonomous driving, and mobile computing.


  • MobiCom Best Paper Award 2020

Research Interests

  • Wireless Sensing
  • MmWave Networking
  • Mobile Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Cyber Physical Systems

Selected Publications

  • "UniScatter: a Metamaterial Backscatter Tag for Wideband Joint Communication and Radar Sensing." Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom). 2023. Kun Qian, Lulu Yao, Kai Zheng, Xinyu Zhang, Tse Nga Ng
  • "MilliMirror: 3D printed reflecting surface for millimeter-wave coverage expansion." Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing And Networking (MobiCom). 2022. Kun Qian, Lulu Yao, Xinyu Zhang, Tse Nga Ng
  • "RoS: passive smart surface for roadside-to-vehicle communication." Proceedings of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM). 2021. John Nolan, Kun Qian, and Xinyu Zhang
  • "Robust multimodal vehicle detection in foggy weather using complementary lidar and radar signals." Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 2021. Kun Qian, Shilin Zhu, Xinyu Zhang, Li Erran Li
  • "AIRCODE: Hidden Screen-Camera Communication on an Invisible and Inaudible Dual Channel." Proceedings of USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI). 2021. Kun Qian, Yumeng Lu, Zheng Yang, Kai Zhang, Kehong Huang, Xinjun Cai, Chenshu Wu, Yunhao Liu
  • "Widar2. 0: Passive human tracking with a single Wi-Fi link." Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys). 2018. Kun Qian, Chenshu Wu, Yi Zhang, Guidong Zhang, Zheng Yang, Yunhao Liu