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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)
WISCExchange Ass. Prof. at New York University's CUSP

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

Office Hours for Spring Term: Tue (4-5pm) Wed (11am-2pm)

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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, complex, dynamic, multi-scale). The application areas range from telecommunications to smart cities to nano-machines. 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. During the last decade, Weisi has spent a number of years working in and with industry. Over the past few years, Weisi has published over 60 IEEE papers, and is a regular TPC member on flagship IEEE conferences.

His research has won him a number of awards and the collaboration on molecular communications has been widely covered in the media [Economist][Wired][CNet][IEEE][Royal Society].

In his private life, his interests are: travelling, photography, philosophy, and sports. 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.

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 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;

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
  • Project Students (5): S. Jahabar, S. Yang, J. Han, Y. Fu, V. Oetzmann

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 (2014-17)
Sticky News:

BLP[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

Recent News:

Sep 20 [Conference] Combined User Mobilephone Data to Predict Happiness accepted to International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING).

Aug 15 [Journal] Enzyme based ISI mitigation for molecular communications accepted to Transactions on on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies.

Jul 26 [Grant] High Speed Rail Wireless Sensor Project.

Jul 15 [Journal] D2D meets P2P - Cross Layer Design accepted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.