Weisi Guo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering where he is the joint coordinator of the city research theme in the School of Engineering.
His research interests lie at the inter-section of telecommunications and big data analytics where the design of communications systems to enable the collection and analysis of urban data feeds into the WISC vision of better understanding cities, its challenges and dynamics.. In particular, he is interested in data from the ground level (i.e., from humans and structures). This includes research into: new communication systems in harsh urban environments, underground or in structural cavities); adapting existing communication systems to crowded data demand; big data collection and analytics from smartphones.
He is the main author of an industrially benchmarked wireless system simulator (VCEsim) and he has extensive industrial experience with leading cellular network operators and vendors.
Weisi is widely published in the field of wireless network optimisation and is the winner of several awards including an EPSRC Early Career award together with a University of Sheffield Early Career Award for contribution made to low carbon communication systems; best paper (IEEE CSNDSP 2014) for his research into urban communication systems the IET Innovation Award Communications Category 2015) for his research in molecular messaging and the Bell Labs Prize (Finalist Award 2014).