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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 (2015-17) and lecturer (2017-22) in Newcastle University, before moving back to Warwick at 2022.


My research interests include machine learning, activity/action recognition, AI healthcare, wearable computing, physiological signal processing, image/video analysis, etc. Currently, I am the Associate Editor of ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) and also the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Computer Science. I've published 60+ peer-reviewed papers including top-venues like IEEE T-PAMI, T-IP, CVPR, ECCV, ACM IMWUT, ACM Multimedia, etc. My paper (collaborated with Dr. Thomas Ploetz, Georgia Tech) "Ensembles of Deep LSTM Learners for Activity Recognition using Wearable" ranks top-1 in citations in IMWUT (out of 1000+ papers)!

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


In academic year 22/23, I am the module leader of CS355 Digital Forensics. I also have 5-year experience in teaching machine learning (when in Newcastle University).

I am also supervising the UG/MSc projects in the department, and more details can be found here.

Prospective Students

In 23/24, I am looking for 2-3 bright students with strong maths/CS background, and if you want to do a PhD with me, please send me your CV. Warwick has some PhD scholarship schemes, which are open to UK/EU/International applicants. Please contact me if you are interested.

I also welcome PhD visiting students (from 3 to 12 months). Please send me your representative publication(s) if you are interested, and more information about the application can be found here.

    Contact Details

    Email: yu.guan[at]

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

    Office Hour (22/23, term 2)

    • 1pm-3pm, Friday