Professor Weisi Guo
Chair of Human Machine Intelligence
Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute
SMIEEE, FHEA, FRSS
Cambridge: MEng, MA, PhD
Address: F411, Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems, SATM,
MK43 0AL, UK
Tel: 01234 758304
Vision & Expertise - As human society is becoming increasingly inter-connected, human and machine intelligence is more closely interfaced than ever. Our networked society faces serious challenges from the human and natural world. My expertise is in: data science, communication systems, and machine learning. My research designs data-driven solutions for socio-cyber-physical ecosystems. I specialise in how AI and information systems can be designed for specific challenging environments or tasks, complementing human domain knowledge. The application areas include:
Physical - Networked Critical Infrastructures:
Domains: telecommunications , water distribution , air-ground transportation [3, 4]
Methods: resilience  and graph signal processing bounds  of dynamic networks for Digital Twins
Key Paper: "Optimal Sampling of Water Distribution Network Dynamics using Graph Fourier Transform," IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2019 [Link]
Key Grants: - CoTRE - Complexity Twin for Resilient Ecosystems (EPSRC, EP/R041725/1)
CHANCE - Coupled Human and Natural Critical Ecosystems (Turing - Lloyds Register Foundation)
COCKPIT 5G - Crowd Blackspot Intelligence for 5G Rollout (Geospatial Commission, 29634)
Cyber - Communication in Extreme Environments:
Domains: 5G & 6G ultra-dense deployment , UAV communication , biological communication 
Methods: stochastic geometry , smart meta-surface , molecular encoding 
Key Paper: "Mutual Information and Noise Distributions of Molecular Signals using Laser Induced Fluorescence," IEEE Globecom, 2019 [Link]
Key Grants: DAWN4IoE - Data Aware Wireless Network for Internet-of-Everything (H2020, 778305)
Mo-IoNT - Molecular Internet-of-Nano-Things (H2020, 792799)
Social - Human Response to Physical & Digital Environments:
Domains: demand prediction , social experience analytics , conflict networks , refugee migration
Methods: clustering , NLP , deep learning , network science , Bayesian inference 
Key Paper: "Retool AI to Forecast and Limit Wars," Nature, 2018 [Link]
Key Grants: Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress (EPSRC, EP/L016400/1)
Patterns of City Formation & Development (EPSRC, EP/N509796/1)
GUARD - Global Urban Analytics for Resilient Defence (Turing - D&S)
My team and I are supported by over £6m of funding from both fundamental research councils (EPSRC, H2020, Royal Society), as well as applied bodies (InnovateUK, DSTL). We work with a variety of commercial and government stakeholders to expand the impact of our research.
Track-record - I obtained MEng, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. Since 2012, I have built an award-winning team at the University of Warwick, where I remain an honorary professor. From fall 2019, I joined Cranfield University (mech engineering: QS world 39, ARWU world 41, REF 2) at the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems [Link]. I will work closely with the new £65m Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC).
Excellence - I have been PI on £2.4m and investigator on £6.3m of research funding. I am a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. I have published 80+ journal papers (total IF 335+) and 60+ IEEE/ACM conference papers, with 2600+ citations (h-index 24). This includes a Nature commentary, a top 10% cited paper, and several cover issues in Royal Society and IEEE journals. I am also an IET Innovation Award winner and been a runner-up in the Bell Labs Prize three times. I currently serve as editor on 3 IEEE & 1 Royal Society journals and track chair for IEEE ICC 2020 - Big Data.
Life - I have worked in an UNHCR refugee camp in Africa, been part of the victorious Cambridge Varsity archery team, solo climbed two of the highest sub-continent peaks, and served as badminton captains at both Cambridge and Sheffield. I have completed both the full London (2007) and full Sahara (2010) marathons.