Journal Publications
  • W. Zhang, X. Zhao, Zan Li*, "A Comprehensive Study of Smartphone-based Indoor Activity Recognition via XGBoost" in IEEE Access 2019.

  • Zan Li*, X. Zhao, F. Hu, Z. Zhao, T. Braun, J. Carrera, "SoiCP: A Seamless Outdoor-Indoor Crowdsensing Positioning System" in IEEE Internet of Things Journal 2019.

  • J. Carrera, Z. Zhao*, T. Braun, Zan Li, "A Particle Filter-based Reinforcement Learning Approach for Reliable Wireless Indoor Positioning" in IEEE Journal on selected areas in communications (JSAC) 2019.

  • H. Liu, X. Zhao, H. Liang*, Zan Li, "POMDP based Energy Cooperative Transmission Policy for Multiple Access Model Powered by Energy Harvesting" in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2019.

  • J. Yang, X. Zhao, Zan Li*, “Crowdsourcing Indoor Positioning by Light-Weight Automatic Fingerprint Updating via Ensemble Learning” in IEEE Access 2019

  • Zan Li*, T. Braun, etc., "A Narrow-Band Indoor Positioning System by Fusing Time and Received Signal Strength via Ensemble Learning" in IEEE Access 2018 

  • Zan Li*, T. Braun, “Passively Track WiFi Users with an Enhanced Particle Filter using Power-based Ranging” in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication 2017 

  • J. Carrera, Z. Zhao*, T. Braun, Zan Li, N. Augusto, "A Real-time Robust Indoor Tracking System in Smartphones" in Computer Communications 2017

Conference Publications 
  • Zan Li, X. Zhao, etc., "Crowdsensing Indoor Walking Paths with Massive Noisy Crowdsourcing User Traces" in IEEE Globecom 2018

  • Zan Li, X. Zhao, H. Liang, "Automatic Construction of Radio Maps by Crowdsourcing PDR Traces for Indoor Positioning" in IEEE ICC 2018

  • J. Carrera, Z. Zhao, T. Braun, Zan Li, "Real-time Smartphone Indoor Tracking Using Particle Filter with Ensemble Learning Methods" in IEEE LCN 2018

  • Zan Li, D.B. Acuna, etc., “Fine-grained Indoor Tracking by Fusing Inertial Sensor and Physical Layer Information in WLANs”, in IEEE ICC 2016 

  • J. Carrera, Zan Li, etc., “A Real-time Indoor Tracking System in Smartphones”, in MSWIM 2016

  • J. Carrera, Z. Zhao, T. Braun, Zan Li, "A real-time indoor tracking system by fusing inertial sensor, radio signal and floor plan" in IPIN 2016

  • Zan Li, T. Braun, D.C. Dimitrova, “A Passive WiFi Source Localization System based on Fine-grained Power-based Trilateration”, in IEEE WoWMoM 2015

  • Zan Li, T. Braun, D.C. Dimitrova, “A Time-based Passive Source Localization System for Narrow-band Signal”, in IEEE ICC 2015

  • Zan Li, T. Braun, D.C. Dimitrova, “Methodology for GPS Synchronization Evaluation with High Accuracy”, in IEEE VTC 2015 Spring

  • A. Hossmann-Picu, Zan Li, etc., “Synergistic User Context Analytics”, in ICT Innovations 2015

  • Zan Li, D.C. Dimitrova, T. Braun, “TDOA for Narrow-band Signal with Low Sampling Rate and Imperfect Synchronization”, in IFIP WMNC 2014 (Best Paper Award)

  • Zan Li, D.C. Dimitrova, T. Braun, “Highly accurate evaluation of GPS synchronization for TDOA localization”, in Wireless Day 2013


  • 2020.01-2022.12       Jilin Provincial Department of science and technology

Crowdsourcing Positioning based on Multi-sensor Fusion in 5G Networks 

  • 2020.01-2022.12       Supporting Program of Outstanding Young Teachers at Jilin University 

  • 2019.01-2021.12       National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth)

Crowdsensing Indoor Positioning based on Multi-landmarks and Deep Reinforcement Learning for Trace Merging

  • 2019.05-2020.05       Boen Information Technology Co., Ltd

Development Smart Hospital System based on ​Indoor Positioning using Smartphones