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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.


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.


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]

    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