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Yu Cao

Yu CaoAssociate Professor; Executive Director, Co-director; Director
  • CollegeCollege of Sciences
  • DepartmentComputer Science
  • Phone(978) 934-3628
  • Fax(978) 934-3551
  • OfficeOlsen 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.


  • 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

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Embedded Intelligent Machine Vision for Rehabilitation Support using Low-Cost Tablets (2018), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Melillo, K.D. (Co-Principal), Luo, Y. (Principal), Cao, Y. (Co-Principal)