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Jacky Cao

Hi, I'm a researcher at the University of Oulu.

I am researching and studying towards a Doctor of Science (Technology) degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu.

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Research areas

Augmented reality

Enhancing the physical world with virtual and digital augmentations

5G

Low latency cellular connections between thousands of nodes

Edge computing

Computation servers located near end users

Selected publications

01

MAR survey

Cao, J., Lam, K. Y., Lee, L. H., Liu, X., Hui, P., & Su, X. (2023). Mobile augmented reality: User interfaces, frameworks, and intelligence. ACM Computing Surveys, 55(9), 1-36.


A comprehensive survey on mobile augmented reality and its user interfaces, frameworks, and intelligence

02

AR and social distancing

Cao, J., Mehmood, H., Liu, X., Tarkoma, S., Gilman, E., & Su, X. (2022). Fighting Pandemics with Augmented Reality and Smart Sensing-based Social Distancing. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.


An insight in how augmented reality and smart sensing could be used to support social distancing

03

Multimedia protocols for MAR

Cao, J., Su, X., Finley, B., Pauanne, A., Ammar, M., & Hui, P. (2021, December). Evaluating Multimedia Protocols on 5G Edge for Mobile Augmented Reality. In 2021 17th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN) (pp. 199-206). IEEE.


An experimental evaluation of multimedia protocols for offloading MAR data using 5G from a client to edge server

Experience

Dec 2023 –

University of Helsinki, Finland

A visiting researcher to the NODES research group at the Department of Computer Science

Aug 2019 - Feb 2024

University of Oulu, Finland

Researching 5G edge-enhanced mobile augmented reality as a doctoral researcher in the iEdge research group at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing

Oct 2021 – May 2022

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Splitting institution affiliation between the University of Oulu and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Education

2019 –

University of Oulu, Finland

Researching 5G edge-enhanced mobile augmented reality as a doctoral researcher in the iEdge research group at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing

2015 – 2019

Durham University, UK

Obtained an integrated (undergraduate + masters) MPhys Physics degree

2013 – 2015

Xaverian College, UK

Physics, Maths, Further Maths A-levels and an Ancient History AS-level

Published research

Cao, J., Liu, X., Su, X., Hædahl, J. E., Fjellestad, T. B., Haziri, D., ... & Hui, P. (2023). Head-mounted display-based augmented reality for water quality visualisation. Water Science and Engineering.

Bartolomeo, G., Cao, J., Su, X., & Mohan, N. (2023, December). Characterizing Distributed Mobile Augmented Reality Applications at the Edge. In Companion of the 19th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (pp. 9-18).

Cao, J., Su, X., & Hui, P. (2023, October). Towards Optimising Transport Protocols on the 5G Edge for Mobile Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Interactive eXtended Reality (pp. 3-9).

Cao, J., Lam, K. Y., & Lee, L. H. (2023, June). Real-Time WebXR Edge-based Object Detection for AR. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (pp. 590-591).

Cao, J., Mehmood, H., Liu, X., Tarkoma, S., Gilman, E., & Su, X. (2022). Fighting Pandemics with Augmented Reality and Smart Sensing-based Social Distancing. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.

Cao, J., Lam, K. Y., Lee, L. H., Liu, X., Hui, P., & Su, X. (2023). Mobile augmented reality: User interfaces, frameworks, and intelligence. ACM Computing Surveys, 55(9), 1-36.

Motlagh, N. H., Loven, L., Cao, J., Liu, X., Nurmi, P., Dustdar, S., ... & Su, X. (2022). Edge Computing: The Computing Infrastructure for the Smart Mega-cities of the Future. Computer: a publication of the IEEE Computer Society.

Su, X., Jiang, A., Cao, J., Zhang, W., Hui, P., & Ye, J. (2022, March). Enabling Continuous Object Recognition in Mobile Augmented Reality. In 27th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 42-45).

Cao, J., Su, X., Finley, B., Pauanne, A., Ammar, M., & Hui, P. (2021, December). Evaluating Multimedia Protocols on 5G Edge for Mobile Augmented Reality. In 2021 17th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN) (pp. 199-206). IEEE.

Cao, J., Liu, X., Su, X., Tarkoma, S., & Hui, P. (2021, December). Context-Aware Augmented Reality with 5G Edge. In 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Cao, J., & Su, X. (2021, March). 5G Edge Computing Enhanced Mobile Augmented Reality. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events (PerCom Workshops) (pp. 416-417). IEEE.

Su, X., Liu, X., Motlagh, N. H., Cao, J., Su, P., Pellikka, P., ... & Tarkoma, S. (2021). Intelligent and Scalable Air Quality Monitoring with 5G Edge. IEEE Internet Computing.

Su, X., Cao, J., & Hui, P. (2020, September). 5G edge enhanced mobile augmented reality. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (pp. 1-3).

Teaching

521043S Internet of Things / University of Oulu Teaching assistant, Autumn 2023

521283S Big Data Processing and Applications / University of Oulu Teaching assistant, Spring 2023

IMT4306 Introduction to Research in Mobile/Wearable Technology / Norwegian University of Science and Technology Master's project supervision, course guest lecturer, Spring 2023

521283S Big Data Processing and Applications / University of Oulu Teaching assistant, Spring 2022

IDG2001 Cloud Technologies / Norwegian University of Science and Technology Teaching assistant, Spring 2022

IMT4306 Introduction to Research in Mobile/Wearable Technology / Norwegian University of Science and Technology Master's project supervision, course guest lecturer, Spring 2022

521043S Internet of Things / University of Oulu Teaching assistant, Autumn 2021

521283S Big Data Processing and Applications / University of Oulu Teaching assistant, Spring 2021

IMT4306 Introduction to Research in Mobile/Wearable Technology / Norwegian University of Science and Technology Master's project supervision, course guest lecturer, Spring 2021

CSM13001 Distributed Systems / University of Helsinki Guest lecturer, Autumn 2020

521043S Internet of Things / University of Oulu Teaching assistant, Spring 2020