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Dr Weisi Guo

Assistant Professor
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University of Cambridge: MEng, MA, PhD

Co-Lead in Engineering's Research Theme on Cities 
Warwick Institute for Science of Cities (WISC)WISC
Exchange Ass. Prof. at New York University's CUSP

A419, School of Engineering,
University of Warwick,
West Midlands, CV4 7AL
weisi.guo [AT]
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 22223

Office Hours for Fall Term: Mon (3-5pm) Fri (10am-12pm)

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Brief Bio

guo2Weisi graduated from the University of Cambridge with MEng, MA, PhD (2011) degrees. His research expertise is in Information (signals, data, communications) and Networks (heterogeneous, dynamic, resilience). The multi-scale application areas range from cities to telecommunications to nano-machines. He is currently part of the EPSRC DTC - WISC, joint-coordinator of the Cities research theme, and holds a visiting position at New York University. During the last decade, Weisi has spent a number of years working in and with industry. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers (40 journal papers), and is a regular TPC member on flagship IEEE conferences. His research has won him a number of awards and nominations (IEEE, Bell Labs, IET) and is known for his break throughs in complex network modeling of international stability (preprint [arXiv]) and molecular communications (media coverage [Economist][Wired][CNet]).

In his private life, his interests are: travelling, photography, philanthropy, philosophy, and sports. His life experiences include working in UNHCR refugee camps in Africa, part of the victorious Cambridge Varsity archery team (2002), solo climbed two of the highest sub-continent peaks, and served as badminton captains at both the University of Cambridge and Sheffield. He has also completed both the full London (2007) and Sahara (2010) 42km marathons.

Research Overview

cpI am generally interested in the physical laws which govern multi-scale (macro to nano) communication systems and networks, and it's intersection with cities and social physics. I am part of the core team in an alliance of smart city research universities worldwide: (NYU, Warwick, Toronto, CMU, Mumbai, KCL).

To that end, I am actively involved in developing appropirate data collection and modeling methods for cities, as well as designing novel communication systems for extreme and hostile environments.

My current research areas are as follows:

  • [Large-Scale Network Modeling]: dynamic heterogeneous networks, stochastic spatial processes, complex network theory, cellular wireless networks (4G/5G), IoT and M2M sub-systems, resilience/robustness to attacks, network energy-cost-spectral efficiency;
  • [Nano-Scale Communications]: test-bed system desnign, hostile wireless environment testing (tunnels, underwater, in body), low complexity signal processing, biomedical applications;
  • [Mobile Sensing & Big Data]: human and social dynamics, smart city intelligence, social media data analytics, IoT-M2M service layer business models, smartphone sensing;

Anyone interested in collaboration or degree opportunities, please visit my research page here. My current research team and expectations is here.

Current Team
  • PhD Students (5): Hu Yuan, Song Qiu, Neha Gupta, Guillem Mosquera, John Gilchrist
  • UG/PG Project Students (4): Harry Wang, Uzair Hayat, Sandy Tang, Issac Johnson

Current Projects
  • "Molecular Communications: Talking between Small Things," Royal Society and NSFC co-fund (2016-18)
  • "Mobile Sensing Sunlight Exposure in Cities," Warwick Alumni Donation fund (2014-16)
  • "High Speed Rail Sensing and Communications," Warwick RDF (2016-17)

Sticky News:

BLP[Award News]: Finalist of Bell Labs Prize 2014 (Top 7) and Semi-Finalist of Bell Labs Prize 2016 (Top 16)


[Award News]: PhD Students win IEEE ComSoc 2014 Award - 2nd Prize ($1000 @ GLOBECOM)


[Award News]: Winner of IET Innovation Award 2015 - Communications Category on: Molecular Communication Systems for Harsh Environments

Recent News:

ColingSep 20 [Conference] Combined User Mobilephone Data to Predict Happiness accepted to International Conference on Computational Linguistics.