Yexu Zhou

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Süd
Institute of Telematics
Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems / TECO
Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Building 07.07, Room 202
email: zhou(at)
phone: +49 721 608-41713

Short CV

  • Since  2019           PhD candidate and Reasearch Associate in computer science at TECO
  • 2016- 2019           Master degree in Maschinenbau at KIT
  • 2012 – 2016         Bachelor degree in Maschinenbau at KIT
  • 2008- 2012           Bachelor degree in Elektrotechnik at UESTC


Research Interests

  • Automated machine learning ( Hyperparameter optimization and Neural Architecture Search)
  • Computer Vision (object detection)
  • Data mining


Standardizing Your Training Process for Human Activity Recognition Models – A Comprehensive Review in the Tunable Factors
Huang, Y.; Zhao, H.; Zhou, Y.; Riedel, T.; Beigl, M.
2023. Proceedings of the 20th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2023), Springer VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Tools and methods for Edge-AI-systems
Schwabe, N.; Zhou, Y.; Hielscher, L.; Röddiger, T.; Riedel, T.; Reiter, S.
2022. at - Automatisierungstechnik, 70 (9), 767–776. doi:10.1515/auto-2022-0023
TinyHAR: A Lightweight Deep Learning Model Designed for Human Activity Recognition
Zhou, Y.; Zhao, H.; Huang, Y.; Hefenbrock, M.; Riedel, T.; Beigl, M.
2022. International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC’22) , Atlanta, GA and Cambridge, UK, September 11-15, 2022, 89–93, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3544794.3558467VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Improving Human Activity Recognition Models by Learnable Sparse Wavelet Layer
Zhao, H.; Zhou, Y.; Riedel, T.; Hefenbrock, M.; Beigl, M.
2022. International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC’22) , Atlanta, GA and Cambridge, UK, September 11-15, 2022, 84–88, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3544794.3558461VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
DragTapVib: An On-Skin Electromagnetic Drag, Tap, and Vibration Actuator for Wearable Computing
Fang, L.; Zhu, T.; Pescara, E.; Huang, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Beigl, M.
2022. Augmented Humans 2022. Ed.: M. Mochimaru, 203–211, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3519391.3519395VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
McXai: Local model-agnostic explanation as two games
Huang, Y.; Schaal, N.; Hefenbrock, M.; Zhou, Y.; Riedel, T.; Fang, L.; Beigl, M.
Automatic Remaining Useful Life Estimation Framework with Embedded Convolutional LSTM as the Backbone
Zhou, Y.; Hefenbrock, M.; Huang, Y.; Riedel, T.; Beigl, M.
2021. Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: Applied Data Science Track : European Conference, ECML PKDD 2020, Ghent, Belgium, September 14–18, 2020, Proceedings, Part IV. Ed.: Y. Dong, 461–477, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-67667-4_28
NeuralIO: Indoor outdoor detection via multimodal sensor data fusion on smartphones
Wang, L.; Sommer, L.; Riedel, T.; Beigl, M.; Zhou, Y.; Huang, Y.
2020. Science and Technologies for Smart Cities: 5th EAI International Summit, SmartCity360, Braga, Portugal, December 4-6, 2019, Proceedings. Ed.: H. Santos, 127–138, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-51005-3_13
NeuralIO: Indoor-Outdoor Detection via Multimodal Sensor Data Fusion on Smartphones
Wang, L.; Sommer, L.; Zhou, Y.; Huang, Y.; Wang, J.; Riedel, T.; Beigl, M.
2020. Sensors and materials, 32 (1), Article: 1. doi:10.18494/SAM.2020.2586VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument