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Selected Publications

1. Pawelek KA, Niehaus P, Salmeron C, Hager EJ, Hunt GJ (2014) Modeling Dynamics of Culex pipiens Complex Populations and Assessing Abatement Strategies for West Nile Virus. PLoS ONE 9(9): e108452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108452. online:

2. Yiming Ji, Lee Fair. “Intelligent Activity Awareness Systems - New Classification Method and Comparison Study,” in International Journal of Computational Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, Horizon Research Publishing, USA. 2014. Online:

3. Yiming Ji, Lee Fair.* “Sensor Feature Analysis - A Study of Mobile Activity Awareness for Smart Health and Wellbeing,” International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Hong Kong, Dec. 19-21, 2013. (* undergraduate research assistant).

4. Yiming Ji. “Dynamic 3-D Indoor Radio Propagation Model and Applications with Radios from 433MHZ to 2.4GHz,” in International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 11, Page 753-766, Nov. 2012. [The paper was downloaded 319 times from Nov. 2012 to Sept. 17,  2013, online:]

5. Yiming Ji, Player Robert.* “A 3-D Indoor Radio Propagation Model for WiFi and RFID,” in the 9th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWac 2011), Miami, FL, Oct 31 - Nov. 4, 2011. (One of 15 accepted regular papers, acceptance rate 25.8%)  (* undergraduate research assistant).

6. Yiming Ji, Austin Canfield.* “SolarEscort: A Self-Dependent Positioning and Information System,” in 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IEEE ICCSIT 2011), June 10-12, Chengdu, China, 2011. (Acceptance rate 28%) (* undergraduate research assistant).

Selected Research Projects

1. NSF EPSCoR project: Computational Science at the University of South Carolina Beaufort

"... Our Computational Science undergraduate degree program will place USCB students on the cutting edge of sciences and mathematics for the future. Our students, our faculty, our region and the state will be the beneficiaries." (comments from Chancellor Dr. Jane T. Upshaw ) [More info...]

2. NSF NeTS project: Dynamic Indoor Location Computing and Benchmarking

"... transforms indoor location determination systems from high cost, labor intensive, imprecise, and static technologies to an affordable, automated, accurate, and dynamic system. ... will help attract, educate and retain talented undergraduate students and also motivate them for higher studies. (Students involved in the project: Robert Player, Brian McClure) [More info...]

3. SolarEscort project

"... is directed toward the use of a methodology and system and/or device to obtain the geographic location and other information for a mobile user in both indoor and outdoor environment. The purpose is to provide a low cost and self-dependent mechanism for location determination, navigation, and other information services without the dependence on any existing communication networks and/or power supply networks." (Students involved in the project: Austin Canfield)

4. Magellan Scholar Award by SC Research Foundation

Congratulations to Robert Player, who won the Magellan Scholar award from the SC Research Foundation. This one-year award will start on May 1, 2010, and will end on April 30, 2011. [More about the Magellan Scholar program...]

5. Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)

Congratulations to Jonathan Bello-Mejia, one of approximately 45 students selected from more than 400 applications for DREU summer research. [More about DREU...]