Fan Ye received his Ph.D. in 2004 from the Computer Science Department of UCLA. He got his M.S. and B.E. from Tsinghua University in 1999 and 1996. He joined IBM T. J. Watson as a Research Staff Member working on multiple projects including stream processing systems, cloud and wide area messaging, mobile crowdsensing. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the ECE department of Stony Brook University. His Ph.D. dissertation was on wireless sensor networks. He has published over 60 peer reviewed papers that have received about 7000 citations according to Google Scholar. He has 21 granted/pending US and international patents/applications. He was the co-chair for the Mobile Computing Professional Interests Community at IBM Watson for two years. He received IBM Research Division Award, 5 Invention Achievement Plateau awards, Best Paper Award for International Conference on Parallel Computing 2008. His current research interests include mobile sensing platforms, systems and applications, Internet-of-Things, indoor location sensing, wireless and sensor networks.