Hi, I am Tiffany Yu-Han Chen. I am a Ph.D. student in the MIT CSAIL Networks and Mobile Systems group, advised by Prof. Hari Balakrishnan. I am interested in mobile systems and networking. My recent work focused on using energy-efficient mobile sensing (from accelerometer, WiFi, GPS, to camera) to provide responsive and high performance mobile applications.

I am also one of the members of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing.

I received my Bachelors in Computer Science and Business Administration from National Taiwan University in 2010, where I worked with Prof. Hao-Hua Chu and Prof. Polly Huang.


  • Glimpse: Continuous, Real-Time Object Recognition on Mobile Devices
  • Tiffany Yu-Han Chen, Lenin Ravindranath, Shuo Deng, Victor Bahl, Hari Balakrishnan
    ACM SenSys 2015

  • ConvenienceProbe: A Phone-based Data Collection and Access System for Retail Trade Area Analysis
  • Chuang-Wen You, Hsin-Liu Kao, Bo-Jhang Ho, Tiffany Yu-Han Chen, Wei-Fehng Wang, Lien-Ti Bei, Hao-Hua Chu, Ming-Syan Chen
    IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine 2014

  • Code In The Air - Simplifying Tasking on Smartphones
  • Lenin Ravindranath, Tiffany Yu-Han Chen (presenter), Somak Das, Raluca Ifrim, Hari Balakrishnan, Sam Madden
    Demo MobiSys 2012

  • Mapping Hidden Water Pipelines using a Mobile Sensor Droplet
  • Ted Tsung-Te Lai, Wei-Ju Chen, Yu-Han Tiffany Chen, Polly Huang, Hao-Hua Chu
    ACM TOSN 2013

  • PipeProbe: A Mobile Sensor Droplet for Mapping Hidden Pipeline
  • Tsung-Te (Ted) Lai, Yu-Han Tiffany Chen, Polly Huang, Hao-Hua Chu
    ACM SenSys 2010
    Best Presentation Award


  • Glimpse: Accurate and Efficient Object Recognition Applications on Mobile Devices
  • Tiffany Yu-Han Chen, Lenin Ravindranath, Shuo Deng, Victor Bahl, Hari Balakrishnan
    New England Network and Systems Day 2014

    Honors and Awards

  • Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Presidential Fellowship, MIT CSAIL 2011
  • Government Scholarship for Studying Abroad, Ministry of Education, Taiwan 2011
  • Best Presentation Award, Sensys 2010
  • N2 Women Student Fellowship Award, IEEE Communications Society Networking Networking Women 2010
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, Google 2010
  • Membership of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society 2010
  • Presidential Award * 7, National Taiwan University 2006/2007/2008/2009

  • Miscellaneous

  • Counting Trees in Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics
  • I recently became an acknowledged author in this string theory paper for my coding (not physics, unfortunately) contributions.


  • 6.033 Computer Systems Engineering, TA, MIT Spring 2014
  • Probability, TA, NTU Spring 2011
  • Database Systems, TA, NTU Fall 2010