Xun Luo


Xun Luo

Qualcomm Inc.,
Office of the Chief Scientist (Research & Development)
5775 Morehouse Drive, QRC-632S,
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: +1-858-651-3874
Email: xun.luo@ieee.org

DVP term expires December 2015


Dr. Xun Luo is a research staff member at Qualcomm Inc's Office of the Chief Scientist. Before joining Qualcomm, he was a researcher with Motorola Labs in the Cognitive Sensing Systems group from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Luo conducts applied research in networking, systems, and applications in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing & communications context. He has published intensively on premier IEEE conferences and journals, served in program committees in numerous IEEE conferences, and acted as journal paper referees in the areas of wireless communication, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, graphical systems, and intelligent data management. He authored the pioneering book Personal Augmented Computing Environment, which is used by several large wireless companies and universities.

Dr. Luo is the inventor and co-inventor of five U.S. patents, pertaining to methods for context-aware computing, protocol and system for wireless display, intelligent activity inference of cell phone users, and NFC system for personal item tracking. He is a key contributor to multiple wireless standards, spanning across WPAN, WLAN and WWAN. Dr. Luo holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and serves as IEEE San Diego Section vice chair and Computer Chapter chair.

Trends, Technologies and Standards Activities for Collaborative Displays
With the rapid convergence of communication, computing and consumer electronics devices, we begin to live in a world that has screens everywhere. Effective collaboration of the plethora of displays that vary largely in size, resolution, rendering capability and presented contents becomes a challenge, at the same time an opportunity to explore. Because of the unparallel user experience provided, collaborative displays are becoming the indispensible ingredients for always on, always connected and high performance computing in the pervasive environment. Usage scenarios of them have grown explosively just in a couple of years. Different enabling technologies could be players of this game. To name a few, high throughput video cables, Wireless interconnection (Bluetooth, 802.11, Ultra Wideband, 60 GHz radios), cross device rendering/user interaction and advanced video codecs. Lectured by a long time researcher on collaborative displays, this talk gives a comprehensive and in-depth overview of the trends, technologies and standard activities on this topic.

From Augmented Reality to Augmented Computing: A Look at Cloud-Mobile Convergence Paradigms

Mobile devices have become indispensable elements of the pervasive computing environment during the recent years. However, due to their constrained processing power, user experience of mobile devices is often undermined. While getting the comparable hardware configuration as the fixed counterparts is impractical, it is possible to apply "augmented computing" techniques to provide the mobile device users with a similar experience of using powerful computers. Augmented computing strives to integrate mobile devices with cloud-based resources as seamless as possible, making the underlying computing transparent to end users. This lecture discusses the representative paradigms to implement cloud-mobile convergence, the enabling technologies for these paradigms, and lastly, a couple of representative augmented computing applications.