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Dr Weisi Guo

Associate Professor

turingHead of Data Embedded Networks (DEN) Lab
Alan Turing Institute - Turing Fellow
University of Cambridge: MEng, MA, PhD


NYU_newCo-Lead for Research Theme on Cities
New York University (NYU) - CUSP
Warwick Institute for Science of Cities (EPSRC CDT)

F329, School of Engineering, University of Warwick,
West Midlands, CV4 7AL
weisi.guo [AT]
wguo [AT], weisi.guo [AT]
Phone: 024 765 22223

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selfie2Weisi graduated from the University of Cambridge with MEng (2005), MA, Ph.D. degrees (2011). His research is underpinned by fundamental breakthroughs in network science, communication theory, and signal processing. He is PI to £1.9m funding to host institution, has published over 110 papers, holds an IET Innovation Award and been twice a runner-up in the Bell Labs Prize.

In his private life, his experiences include working in UNHCR refugee camps in Africa, being part of the victorious Cambridge Varsity archery team (2002), solo climbed two of the highest sub-continent peaks, and served as badminton captains at Cambridge and Sheffield. He has also completed the full London (2007) and full Sahara (2010) marathons.

Data-Embedded-Networks (DEN) Lab

UK_InternetResearch Vision: as human society is becoming increasingly inter-connected, it faces serious challenges and our connected resilience is not well understood. At the heart of my research is the attempt to discover and model latent relationships between connectivity, complexity, and resilience for coupled social-physical systems.

Track-Record: Since 2012, I have been building an award-winning group (DEN Lab). It has members in the Alan Turing Institute, the global alliance for urban science (CUSP), and the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Urban Science (WISC). My team members work with a variety of commercial and government bodies and contribute scientific evidence to expand the impact of our research.

Research Areas: expertise, latest key papers, team members, and selected active grants are given below:

  1. Machine Learning in 5G Networks: reinforcement learning1, consumer data2a,2b,2c, peer-peer networks3
  2. Dynamics of Complex Networks: resilience4, graph signal processing5, infrastructure6a,6b,6c, urban analytics7a,7b, conflict modeling8a,8b
  3. Molecular Communications: information recovery8, experimentation9, applications10

Current Team

Full details of research and Ph.D. & Post-Doc opportunities at DEN Lab can be found here.

Selected Active Projects

Total grant value as PI to host: £2.0m (incl. 15 Post-Doc Years)

  • EPSRC: CoTRE - Complexity Twin for Resilient Ecosystems, PI, Link, 2018-20, £238k
  • H2020: DAWN4IoE - Data Aware Wireless Network for IoE, Coordinator, Link, 2017-21, €270k (Total: €1.1M)
  • H2020: Mo-IoNT - Molecular Internet-of-Nano-Things, PI, Link, 2018-20, €195k
  • InnovateUK: ODIN - Online Data Integrated Network, PI, Link, 2018-2020, £199k
  • DSTL: Unstable Behaviour on the Edge of Communities, PI, 2019, £100k
  • Turing: GUARD - Global Urban Analytics for Resilient Defence, PI, Link, 2017-19, £250k
  • Turing: CHANCE - Coupled Human And Natural Critical Ecosystems, PI, Link, 2018-20, £290k
  • USAF: MolSig - Molecular Signalling in Complex Environments, PI, Link, 2017-21, $166k
Sticky News:

iraq_heatmap[Nature Commentary]: Discussing model & theory development as an essential complement to AI's efforts to reduce conflict [Link].

[BBC Interview]: BBC interview on how AI can help conflict prevention [Link].

ME[News Coverage]: BBC Gordon Corera's Interview of my work with Sir Alan Wilson on conflict modelling using network science [Link].

ICC[Conference Chair] Track Chair for "Big Data" for IEEE Flagship Conference: ICC 2020.

Recent News:

Mar [New PostDoc] Excited that the much coveted Nataliya has joined my team. Welcome!

Mar [Symp. Chair] Excited to serve as symposium chair for both Big Data and MBMC sessions at IEEE ICC 2019.

Mar [Grant] Excited to be awarded a new grant on AI and Data Science for 5G - details to be released after embargo lifted.

Feb [Media] BBC interview on how AI can help peacekeeping and conflict prevention [Link].

Feb [Grant] Excited to be awarded a new grant on social network polarisation analysis by DSTL.

Feb [Conference] "On the Stability of the Foschini-Miljanic Algorithm with Uncertainty over Channel Gains" accepted to IEEE European Control Conference (ECC).

Feb [Journal] Metric Combinations in Non-coherent Signal Detection for Molecular Communication accepted in Elsevier Nano Comm. Networks [Link].

Feb [Editor] Excited to serve as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on MBMC.

Feb [Journal] Resilience or Robustness: Identifying Topological Vulnerabilities in Rail Networks published in Royal Society Open Science [Link]. Press Association Media Coverage [Link].