Dr Weisi Guo
University of Cambridge: MEng, MA, PhD
School of Engineering
University of Warwick,
West Midlands, CV4 7AL
weisi.guo [AT] warwick.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 22223
Office Hours for Spring Term: Tue (4-5pm) Wed (11am-2pm)
Weisi graduated from the University of Cambridge with MEng, MA, PhD (2011) degrees. His research is broadly divided between multi-scale communication systems and social physics. He is currently the joint-coordinator of the Cities research theme at School of Engineering and holds visiting positions at New York University and Shanghai University. Over the past 5 years, Weisi has published over 50 IEEE papers, and is the winner of several academic awards. His research on energy efficient networks and molecular communications has been recently covered by the IEEE, IET, Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and Wired. During the last decade, Weisi has spent a number of years working in and with industry.
In his private life, his interests are: travelling, photography, philosophy, sports, and charity. He has also worked in UNHCR refugee camps in Africa. He was part of the victorious Cambridge Varsity archery team (2002), and served as badminton captains at both the University of Cambridge and Sheffield. He has completed both the full London (2007) and Sahara (2010) 42km marathons.
I 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 analytics technologies for smart cities, as well as novel communication systems for extreme and hostile environments.
My current research areas are as follows:
[Large-Scale Network Modeling]: dynamic heterogeneous networks, graph theory (stochastic geometry & complex network), cellular networks (4G/5G), IoT and M2M systems, energy-cost-spectral efficiency;
[Nano-Scale Communications]: system desnign, channel models, signal processing, biological applications, hostile environment testing;
[Mobile Sensing & Big Data]: human and social dynamics, smart city intelligence, social media data analytics, IoT-M2M service layer business models, smartphone sensing;
- Post-Docs (1): Ahmad Al-Shami
- PhD Students (3): Hu Yuan, Song Qiu, Neha Gupta
- Incoming PhD Students for Fall 2016 (2)
- Project Students (5): S. Jahabar, S. Yang, J. Han, Y. Fu, V. Oetzmann
- International Awards (4): IET Innovation Award Winner 2015, Bell Labs Prize Finalist 2014, IEEE CSNDSP Best Paper 2014, IEEE ComSoc Student 2nd Prize 2014
- "Molecular Communications: Talking between Small Things," Royal Society and NSFC co-fund (2016-18)
- "Mobile Sensing Sunlight Exposure in Cities," Warwick Alumni Donation fund (2014-17)
[Award News]: Finalist of Bell Labs Prize 2014 (Top 2%)
[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
Jun 24 [Conference]: Two papers on "Understanding Urban Happiness using Twitter" and "Neighbourhood Centrality in London Underground Network" accepted to IEEE International Smart City Conference.
Jun 15 [Journal]: Simultaneous Information and Energy Flow for Internet-of-Things (IoT) Relay Systems accepted to IEEE Communications Magazine.
Jun 15 [Award]: University of Warwick's Teaching Recognition Awards
May 24 [Award]: University of Warwick's Merit Pay Award.