Robert LiKamWa

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802

Biography

Robert LiKamWa is an assistant professor at Arizona State University, appointed in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE).

LiKamWa directs Meteor Studio, which explores the research and design of software and hardware for mobile Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and visual computing systems, and their ability to help people tell their stories. To this end, Meteor Studio’s research and design projects span three arcs: (i) advanced visual capture and processing systems, (ii) systems for hybrid virtual-physical immersion through augmentation of senses, and (iii) design frameworks for data-driven augmented reality and virtual reality storytelling and sensemaking.

Prior to coming to ASU, LiKamWa completed his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Rice University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has also interned at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington and in Beijing, China, Samsung Mobile Processor Innovation Lab in Richardson, Texas, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Rice University
  • M.S. Rice University
  • B.S. Rice University

Research Interests

Mobile operating systems; mobile computer architecture; low-power mobile systems; computational imaging systems; computer vision systems; augmented reality systems; virtual reality systems; holographic computing

Publications

S. Sagheb, F. Liu, A. Bahremand, A. Kidane, R. LiKamWa, "SWISH: A Shifting-Weight Interface of Simulated Hydrodynamics for Haptic Perception of Virtual Fluid Vessels", ACM UIST 2019

J. Hu, S. Rajagopalan, A. Shearer, R. LiKamWa, "Banner: An Image Sensor Reconfiguration Framework for Seamless Resolution-based Tradeoffs", ACM MobiSys 2019

S. Prakash, A. Bahremand, L. Nguyen, R. LiKamWa, "GLEAM: An illumination estimation framework for real-time photorealistic augmented reality on mobile devices", ACM MobiSys 2019

V. Kodukula, S. Medapuram, B. Jones, R. LiKamWa, "A case for temperature-driven task migration to balance energy efficiency and image quality of vision processing workloads", ACM HotMobile 2018.

J. Hu, J. Yang, V. Delhivala, R. LiKamWa, "Characterizing the Reconfiguration Latency of Image Sensor Operation on the Android OS", ACM HotMobile 2018.

A. Shearer, L. Guo, J. Liu, A. Satkowski, R. LiKamWa, "Characterizing Bottlenecks towards a Hybrid Integration of Holographic, Mobile, and Screen-based Data Visualization", Immersive Analytics @ IEEE VIS 2017.

R. LiKamWa, Y. Hou, J. Gao, M. Polansky, L. Zhong, "RedEye: Analog ConvNet Image Sensor Architecture for Continuous Mobile Vision", ACM/IEEE ISCA 2016.

R. LiKamWa, L. Zhong, "Starfish: Efficient concurrency support for computer vision applications", ACM MobiSys 2015. 

R. LiKamWa, B. Priyantha, M. Philipose, L. Zhong, "Energy proportional image sensors for continuous mobile vision", ACM MobiSys 2013. (Best Paper Award)

R. LiKamWa, Y. Liu, N. Lane, L. Zhong, "MoodScope: Building a mood sensor from smartphone usage patterns", ACM MobiSys 2013.

F. X. Lin, Z. Wang, R. LiKamWa, L. Zhong, "Reflex: using low-power processors in smartphones without knowing them", ACM ASPLOS 2012.

Courses

Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
CEN 584 Internship
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
AME 498 Pro-Seminar
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
SER 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEN 592 Research
EEE 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
CEN 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
AME 598 Special Topics
EEE 598 Special Topics
CSE 599 Thesis
SER 599 Thesis
EEE 599 Thesis
CEN 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEN 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
CEN 792 Research
AME 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
CEN 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
AME 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
SER 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
CEN 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 598 Special Topics
CEN 599 Thesis
SER 599 Thesis
CSE 599 Thesis
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
CEN 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEN 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEN 799 Dissertation
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 394 Special Topics
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
CSE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CSE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEN 592 Research
EEE 592 Research
SER 593 Applied Project
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEN 599 Thesis
CSE 599 Thesis
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
CEN 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
CEN 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEN 799 Dissertation
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEN 592 Research
EEE 592 Research
SER 593 Applied Project
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 598 Special Topics
CSE 599 Thesis
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEN 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEN 799 Dissertation
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 112 Computational Thinking for DC
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
CEN 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
EEE 598 Special Topics