Welcome to Prof Guoqiang Mao's Website


Dr Guoqiang Mao, Professor of Wireless Networking

Director, Center for Real-time Information Networks, University of Technology Sydney


I joined the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in February 2014 and took the position of Professor of Wireless Networking at the School of Computing and Communications and Director of UTS Center for Real-time Information Networks. Before that I was an academic staff member at the University of Sydney. I hold a visiting fellow position at Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, the Australian National University and a Senior Principal Researcher position at National ICT Australia. I have extensive collaboration with researchers in local industry, e.g., NICTA (Data61 CSIRO), Optus and DSTO, in local universities as well as researchers in overseas companies and institutions.

I am the principal supervisor and the associate supervisor of a number of PhD and Research Master students at University of Technology Sydney, the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. I have supervised more than ten research students to completion, and all of them achieved outstanding publications and obtained competitive jobs in local and overseas industry and research organizations. I am a Guest Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and Xidian University.

I have published three books, three book chapters, and over 200 other papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings and these publications have been cited more than 5400 times. I have received and completed a number of competitive industrial and academic research grants from the Australian Research Council, National ICT Australia (Data61, CSIRO), Optus, DSTO, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development, whose total value exceeds A$7 million.

I am a Fellow of IET and an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2014), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (since 2010). I received “Top Editor Award” and “Top 15 Editors Recognition Award” for outstanding contributions to the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2011, 2014 and 2015 respectively. I am a co-chair of IEEE Intelligent Transport Systems Society Technical Committee on Communication Networks. I was a guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Special Section on “Graph Theory and its Applications in Vehicular Networking” 2013. I was a track co-chair of IEEE CCNC 2017, APCC 2017, IEEE VTC Fall 2016 and the 23rd IEEE PIMRC, a symposium co-chair of CMC 2011&2012 and the 7th ChinaCom, a tutorial co-chair of SmartGridComm 2016, a publicity chair of ACM Sensys 2007 and IEEE WCNC 2010, and a workshop co-chair of IEEE GreenCom 2013. I was the chief editor of the first book on sensor network localization: “Localization Algorithms and Strategies for Wireless Sensor Networks”, which features contributions from world-leading experts from Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Toronto, Canada, University of London, UK and Linköping University, Sweden. I was listed in the 25th Anniversary Edition of Marquis “Who's Who in the World” (2008) and in the 9th (2007) and 10th (2008) Anniversary Edition of Marquis “Who's Who in Science and Engineering” for “exceptional achievements in Science and Engineering”.

I was appointed into the Australian Research Council “Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)” Research Evaluation Committee for “Engineering and Environmental Sciences” in 2015. The committee comprises up to 15 members and ranks research quality of engineering and environmental sciences disciplines of Australian Universities. The ranking is conducted every three years.

My areas of interest include intelligent transport systems and vehicular networks, urban sensing for smart cities, next generation mobile communication systems, Internet of Things, applied graph theory and its applications in telecommunications, wireless sensor networks and wireless localization techniques.

If you are an academic staff, a researcher, or an engineer interested in research cooperation, you may want to have a look at my research profile and publications. You are welcome to send me an email for research discussion or requesting further information.

If you are a highly motivated student with a strong academic record and are interested in taking the challenges in the broad area of urban sensing, intelligent transportation systems, vehicular networks, next generation mobile communication systems and applied graph theory, you may find relevant information on my research areas and how to apply for enrollment and scholarships funded by my research projects, the university and Australian governments here.

Chinese Scholarship Council Postgraduate Scholarships Program

Applications are welcome from students funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) scheme. CSC student may apply either as a visiting student or as an enrolled PhD student at Australian University. In the latter case, a tuition waiver will be granted on competitive basis.

Update August 2016: Please note that I have two full PhD scholarships funded by National ICT Australia available. For international students, in addition to living expense, the scholarship also include tuition fee waiver scholarship. For interested students, you may email me with your CV, academic transcripts and a list of publications. Please note that I may not reply to inquiries without the requested documents.


Professor of Wireless Networking

School of Computing and Communications, University of Technology Sydney

Director, University Center for Real-time Information Networks, University of Technology Sydney

Senior Principal Researcher, National ICT Australia

Senior Member IEEE

Office: CB11.08.106


School of Computing and Communications

University of Technology Sydney

NSW 2007


Email: g.mao AT ieee.org

Areas of Interest:

  1. Intelligent Transport Systems

  2. Urban Sensing for Smart Cities

  3. Next Generation Mobile Communication Systems

  4. Internet of Things

  5. Wireless Sensor Networks

  6. Wireless Localization Techniques

  7. Applied Graph Theory and Its Application in Telecommunications

  8. Network Modeling and Performance Analysis