Beitong Tian

Beitong Tian

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


My name is Beitong Tian. Currently, I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Klara Nahrstedt at the Multimedia Operating Systems and Networking (MONET) group. I am broadly interested in wireless sensor network, mobile computing, and machine learning. I like to build smart-Xs (smart gym, smart lab, etc.) and solve problems along the journey. Recently, I am building a smart academic laboratory with the hope to speed up the research process and reduce or even eliminate safety problems.

Before joining UIUC, I got my master’s degree in Electrial and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. I got my bachelor’s degree in Electronic Science and Engineering from Southeast University in China. I was advised by Prof. Zhen Zhu at Key Laboratory of MEMS.

Here is my resumé.

You can find my previous (2013-2018) projects (smart things, embedded systems) in my old website.

  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Mobile Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, In Progress

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • M.Eng in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017-2018

    Cornell University

  • B.E. in Electrical Electronic Science and Engineering, 2013-2017

    Southeast University


R&D Software Engineer Intern
Jun 2018 – Sep 2018 Sunnyvale, CA
  • Developed, maintained and tested a forward traffic log feature for Access Controller OS, using socket for process communication, RBtree and caching to speed up the system.
  • Debugged and fixed local configure system for an OpenWrt based Access Point.
  • Designed and implemented scripts to interact with Access Controller and Access Point to auto test channel features
Software Developer Intern
May 2022 – Aug 2022 Cupertino, CA
Software Developer Intern
May 2023 – Aug 2023 Cupertino, CA
CoreWiFi & CoreMotion


National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest National 1st Prize
Lithium Battery Charge/Discharge System