Wen Hu

Wen Hu

Senior Research Scientist/Research Team Leader (Pervasive Information)


Queensland Centre for Advanced technologies (QCAT)
1 Technology Court, Pullenvale, QLD 4069, Australia
PO Box 883 Kenmore, QLD 4069, Australia

Tel: 61 7 3327 4043
Fax: 61 7 3327 4455


  • Sensors and Sensor Networks

Science Area

  • Sensor Science and Technology


Wen Hu is a senior research scientist and research team leader (pervasive information) at the Autonomous Systems Laboratory within the CSIRO ICT Centre, and a visiting fellow at School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW. He graduated in PhD from the University of New South Wales in 2006, where he subsequently worked as a Post Doctoral research fellow. He also held a visiting position at Portland State University, and an internship position at IBM India Research Lab.

Academic Qualifications

2006 PhD, UNSW
2001 MSc, UNSW
1996 BEcon, Zhongshan University, China

Recent Professional Experience

2010 - Research Team Leader (Pervasive Information), ICT Centre
2009 - Senior Research Scientist, ICT Centre
2006 - 2008 Research Scientist, ICT Centre
2006 Post Doctoral research fellow, UNSW
2005 Visiting Scholar, Portland State University (4 months)

Achievements & Awards

2011 CSIRO OCE Postdoctoral fellowship grant ($276k)
2010 ACM MSWIM best paper nomination
2004-2005 NICTA endorsed scholarship
2003-2005 Faculty of Engineering Research Scholarship, UNSW
2003-2005 Supplementary Engineering Award

Summary of Science & Technical Output

Books/Book chapters 1
Journal 9
Refereed Conference/Workshop 33
Technical/Client Reports 3
Invited Presentations 12
Patents 2


2006 Faculty of Engineering RIBG grant, UNSW ($220k)

Student Supervision

2011 Alex Wilson UQ thesis
2011 Luke Johnston UQ thesis
2011 Thomas Kothmayr, CSIRO intern
2010/11 Adrian Herrera CSIRO Intern/UoW thesis
2010 Yiran Shen UNSW PhD student
2010 Steven Hodgson UNSW thesis student
2008 Rajib Rana UNSW PhD student
2008 Brian Huang UNSW PhD student
2006/7/8 Tuan Le Dinh CSIRO Intern and UNSW PhD student
2007/8 Quanjun (Jerry) Chen CSIRO Intern
2007/8 Stephen Rothery CSIRO
2007 Phillip Sitbon CSIRO Intern
2006 Yifei Dong Master project, UNSW
2006 Brendon Kwan 4th year project, UNSW
2006 Ka Nok Chan 4th year project, UNSW
2006 Timo Zauner exchange student, UNSW
2005 Henry Du Master project, UNSW
2004 Van Nghia Tran 4th year project, UNSW

Science Citizenship

2011 IEEE WCNC TPC member
2011 IEEE VTC-Spring TPC member
2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) TPC member
2009/10 IEEE conference on Local Communication Networks (LCN) TPC member
2010 ISSNIP Steering Committee member and TPC member
2006-10 IEEE SenseApp TPC member
2008/10 RealWSN TPC member
2007-10 Middleware for Sensor Networks (MidSens) TPC member
2006/8-10 ICSNC TPC member
2010 IEEE COMSNET Organizing Committee member
2009 ACM/IEEE IPSN Organizing Committee member
2008-09 IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob) TPC member
2006-2009 ACM Mobility Conference TPC member
2008 Annual Symposium on Middleware for Sensor Systems (MiSS) TPC member
2007 ACM SenSys Organizing Committee member
2007 IEEE COMSWARE Organizing Committee member

Top 10 Publications

Publication details
Wen Hu, Van Nghia Tran, Nirupama Bulusu, Chun-tung Chou, Sanjay Jha, Andrew Taylor. "The Design and Evaluation of a Hybrid Sensor Network for Cane-toad Monitoring", In Proceedings of Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2005/SPOTS 2005), Los Angeles, CA, April 2005. Acceptance rate: ~14% for oral presentations. (6 pages)
Wen Hu, Archan Misra, Rajeev Shorey. "CAPS: Energy-Efficient Processing of Continuous Aggregate Queries in Sensor Networks". In Proceedings of Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computer and Communications (PerCom) 2006, Pisa, Italy. Acceptance rate: ~8%. (10 pages)
Tim Wark, Chris Crossman, Wen Hu and others "The Design and Evaluation of a Mobile Sensor/Actuator Network for Autonomous Animal Control". In Proceedings of Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2007/SPOTS 2007), Cambridge (MIT Campus), Massachusetts, USA, April 2007. Acceptance rate: ~15% for oral presentations.
Rajib Rana, Chun Tung Chou, Salil Kanhere, Nirupama Bulusu, Wen Hu. "Ear-Phone: An End-to-End Participatory Urban Noise Mapping System". In Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 10), Stockholm, Sweden, April 2010. Acceptance rate: ~19%. (12 pages)
Rajib Rana, Wen Hu, Chun Tung Chou. "Energy-Aware Sparse Approximation Technique (EAST) for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks", In Proceedings of 7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 10), February 17th-19th, Coimbra, Portugal. Acceptance rate: ~19%. (16 pages)
Peter Corke, Tim Wark, Raja Jurdak, Wen Hu, Philip Valencia, and Darren Moore. "Environmental Wireless Sensor Networks" Proceedings of the IEEE, In-press. Impact Factor: 4.9 (Invited paper, 8 pages)
Wen Hu, Nirupama Bulusu, Chun Tung Chou, Andrew Taylor, Van Nghia Tran, Sanjay Jha. "The Design and Evaluation of a Hybrid Sensor Network for Cane-toad Monitoring". ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), Volume 5, Issue 1, 2009. Impact Factor: 1.9 (28 pages)
Wen Hu, Hailun Tan, Peter Corke, Wen Chan Shih, Sanjay Jha. "Towards Trusted Wireless Sensor Networks". ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN). In-press. Impact Factor: 1.9 (25 pages)
Wen Hu, Tuan Le, Peter Corke, Sanjay Jha. "Design and Deployment of Long-term Outdoor Sensornets: Experiences from a Sugar Farm". IEEE Pervasive Computing, In-press. Impact factor: 3.1. (8 pages)
Wen Hu, Chun Tung Chou, Sanjay Jha and Nirupama Bulusu. "Deploying Long-Lived and Cost-effective hybrid sensor networks.", Elsevier Ad-Hoc Networks, Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2006, Pages 749-767. Impact Factor: 1.3 (19 pages)

Number of citations

ISI 23
Google Scholar 522