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Yu Guan

I am an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science (DCS), University of Warwick. I received my PhD degree from DCS, Warwick in 2015, and later worked as RA and lecturer in Newcastle University, before moving back to Warwick at 2022.

Research:

My research agenda is centred on machine learning for practical applications. That is, I develop robust machine learning algorithm for data modelling (e.g., for time-series sensor data, image/video data, etc.) and processing with an emphasis on solving the challenges facing in various real-world scenarios, to bridge the gap between theoretical research of machine learning and its practical applications. I am particularly interested in Computational Behaviour Analysis (e.g., activity/action recognition, 3D pose estimation, crowd counting/modelling), AI healthcare (e.g., wearable-based sleep modelling and health assessment), Applied Machine Learning (e.g., cross-modal learning, physics informed learning). Currently, I am the Associate Editor of ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT). I've published 70+ peer-reviewed papers including top-venues like IEEE T-PAMI, T-IP, CVPR, ECCV, ACM IMWUT, ACM Multimedia, etc. My paper (collaborated with Prof. Thomas Ploetz, Georgia Tech) "Ensembles of Deep LSTM Learners for Activity Recognition using Wearable" ranks top-1 in citations in IMWUT (out of 1200+ papers)!

A full list of my publications can be found via my google scholar citationLink opens in a new window.

Teaching:

22/23-present, UG3 CS355 Digital Forensics (Module Leader) DCS, University of Warwick

23/24-present, UG3/MSc CS345/912 Sensor Networks and Mobile Data Communications, (Co-teaching with Prof. Victor Sanchez), DCS, University of Warwick.

17/18-21/22, MSc Machine Learning (Module Leader), School of Computing, Newcastle University

I am also supervising the UG/MSc projects in DCS, and more project details can be found here: UG3 Projects, MSc Projects.

    Contact Details

    Email: yu.guan[at]warwick.ac.uk

    Address: Office 2.32, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, CV4 7AL

    Office Hour (23/24, term 2)

    • 2.30pm-4.30pm, Tuesday