The Center for Digital Health (CDH) is established as initially an institutional partnership among three UMass campuses (Lowell, Worcester, and Boston). Digital health is a convergence of digital technology and healthcare, living, and society.
Yu CaoAssociate Professor; Executive Director, Co-director; Director
  • College
    College of Sciences
  • Department
    Computer Science
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3628
  • Fax
    (978) 934-3551
  • Office
    Olsen Hall - 213
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Research Interests

Cao's research interests span a variety of aspects of algorithms and software infrastructure for big data analytics, computational intelligence, multimedia computing, and biomedical informatics.

Selected Publications

  • Cao, Y., Steffey, S., He, J., Xiao, D., Tao, C., Chen, P., Müller, H. () "Medical Image Retrieval: A Multi-modal Approach,"
  • Chen, S., Liu, C., Cao, Y., Luo, Y., Chen, G., Vokkarane, V.M., Ma, Y., Hou, P. (2017) "A New Deep Learning-based Food Recognition System for Dietary Assessment on An Edge Computing Service Infrastructure," IEEE Transactions on Services Computing PP:99 pp. 1-1
  • Zhao, T., Huang, X., Cao, Y. (2017) "DeepDSL: A Compilation-based Domain-Specific Language for Deep Learning," arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.02284
  • Li, P., Xu, C., Luo, Y., Cao, Y., Mathew, J., Ma, Y. (2017) "CareNet: Building a Secure Software-defined Infrastructure for Home-based Healthcare," ACM pp. 69–72
  • Hu, X., Hu, S., Zhang, J., Kong, W., Cao, Y. (2016) "A Fatal Drawback of the Widely Used Granger Causality in Neuroscience.," 2016 Sixth International Conference on Information Science & Technology (ICIST)!!! pp. 61
  • Ye, X., Chen, G., Gao, Y., Wang, H., Cao, Y. (2016) "Assisting Food Journaling with Automatic Eating Detection.," Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings pp. 3255
  • Liu, C., Cao, Y., Luo, Y., Chen, G., Vokkarane, V.M., Ma, Y. (2016) "DeepFood: Deep Learning-Based Food Image Recognition for Computer-Aided Dietary Assessment," Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. pp. 37–48
  • Syeda-Mahmood, T., Guo, Y., Moradi, M., Beymer, D., Rajan, D., Cao, Y., Gur, Y., Negahdar, M. (2016) "Identifying Patients at Risk for Aortic Stenosis Through Learning from Multimodal Data.," Medical Image Computing & Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2016: Part III!!! pp. 238
  • Gao, Y., Zhang, N., Wang, H., Ding, X., Ye, X., Chen, G., Cao, Y. (2016) "iHear Food: Eating Detection Using Commodity Bluetooth Headsets," pp. 163–172
  • Zhang, J., Chen, M., Zhao, S., Hu, S., Shi, Z., Cao, Y. (2016) "Relief-Based EEG Sensor Selection Methods for Emotion Recognition.," Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) 16:10
  • Kumar, A.V., Ali, R.F., Cao, Y., Krishnan, V. (2015) "Application of Data Mining Tools for Classification of Protein Structural Class from Residue Based Averaged NMR Chemical Shifts," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Proteins and Proteomics
  • Hu, S., Wang, H., Zhang, J., Kong, W., Cao, Y., Kozma, R. (2015) "Comparison Analysis: Granger Causality and New Causality and Their Applications to Motor Imagery," IEEE
  • Cao, Y., Hou, P., Brown, D., Wang, J., Chen, S. (2015) "Distributed Analytics and Edge Intelligence: Pervasive Health Monitoring at the Era of Fog Computing," pp. 43–48
  • Cao, Y., Chen, S., Hou, P., Brown, D. (2015) "FAST: A Fog Computing Assisted Distributed Analytics System to Monitor Fall for Stroke Mitigation," pp. 2–11
  • Li, P., Luo, Y., Zhang, N., Cao, Y. (2015) "HeteroSpark: a Heterogeneous CPU/GPU Spark Platform for Machine Learning Algorithms," pp. 347–348
  • Li, M., Cao, Y., Prabhakaran, B. (2015) "Loss Aware Sample Packetization Strategy for Improvement of Body Sensor Data Analysis," pp. 673–678
  • Li, M., Cao, Y., Prabhakaran, B. (2015) "Multi-Level Sample Importance Ranking Based Progressive Transmission Strategy for Time Series Body Sensor Data," pp. 1–3
  • Hu, S., Jia, X., Zhang, J., Kong, W., Cao, Y. (2015) "Shortcomings/Limitations of Blockwise Granger Causality and Advances of Blockwise New Causality," IEEE
  • He, L., Luo, Y., Cao, Y. (2014) "Accelerator of Stacked Convolutional Independent Subspace Analysis for Deep Learning-Based Action Recognition," pp. 104–104
  • Hu, S., Wang, H., Zhang, J., Kong, W., Cao, Y. (2014) "Causality from Cz to C3/C4 or Between C3 and C4 Revealed by Granger Causality and New Causality During Motor Imagery," pp. 3178–3185
  • Hu, S., Chi, J., Zhang, J., Kong, W., Cao, Y., He, B. (2014) "Increase Trend of Correlation and Phase Synchrony of Microwire IEEG Before Macroseizure Onset," Cognitive neurodynamics 8:2 pp. 111–126
  • Huang, X., Zhao, T., Cao, Y. (2014) "PIR: A Domain Specific Language for Multimedia Information Retrieval," International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM) 5:3 pp. 1–27
  • Cox, J., Cao, Y., Chen, G., He, J., Xiao, D. (2014) "Smartphone-based Walking Speed Estimation for Stroke Mitigation," pp. 328–332
  • Li, M., Cao, Y., Prabhakaran, B. (2013) "A Data Analysis Driven Streaming Framework for Body Sensor Area Networks," pp. 205–208
  • Hu, S., Chen, S., Zhang, J., Kong, W., Cao, Y. (2013) "Identify the Reference Signal of Scalp EEG Recording," pp. 305–311
  • Huang, X., Zhao, T., Cao, Y. (2013) "PIR: A Domain Specific Language for Multimedia Retrieval," pp. 359–363
  • Cao, Y., McAndrew, C. (2007) "MOSFET Modeling for 45Nm and Beyond," IEEE Press pp. 638–643
  • Chen, M., Cao, Y. (2006) "Analysis of Pulse Signaling for Low-Power On-Chip Global Bus Design," IEEE Computer Society pp. 401–406