Welcome to Prof Guoqiang Mao's Website

Professor Guoqiang Mao, PhD, SMIEEE

I obtained my Master degree from South East University, China in 1998 and in the same year I came to Australia for PhD study on an IPRS scholarship sponsored by the Australian government. I obtained my PhD degree from Edith Cowan University in February 2002. After completing my PhD thesis in June 2001, I worked at an US-based industrial company “Intelligent Pixel Incorporation” on optical switch design for about one year, first as a Senior Research Engineer and becoming a group leader six months later. In June 2002, I joined the University of Wollongong as a lecturer (tenured). Six months later, I moved to Sydney. I joined the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the University of Sydney in December 2002 where I am a Professor (tenured) now. 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, 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 published two books, three book chapters, and over 100 other papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings and these publications have been cited more than 2000 times. I (in collaboration with other researchers) have received and completed a number of competitive industrial and academic research grants from the Australian Research Council, National ICT Australia, Optus, DSTO, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development, whose total value exceeds A$5 million.

I am an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (since 2010) and received “Top Associate Editor” award for outstanding contributions to the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2011. 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 the 23rd IEEE PIMRC, a symposium co-chair of CMC 2011&2012, a symposium co-chair of the 7th ChinaCom, 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”. 

My areas of interest include next generation mobile communication systems, intelligent transport systems and vehicular networks, wireless multihop networks (e.g. ad hoc networks, mesh networks, mobile networks, delay-tolerant networks, opportunistic networks), wireless sensor networks, wireless localization techniques, applied graph theory and network performance analysis.  

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 wireless multi-hop networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless localization techniques, wireless network modeling and performance analysis and network quality of service, 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. 

If you like to know more about myself, visit my personal page.  

Update February 2014: Please note that I have two full scholarships for PhD students available. For international students, in addition to living expense, the scholarship also include tuition fee waiver scholarship. You may find detailed information here or in the PDF document. Please drop me an email if you require more information.


Important notice: I have moved to University of Technology Sydney effective from February 2014 and taken a position of Professor of Wireless Networking, Director of University Center for Real-time Information Networks at UTS, which is among the largest and strongest research center in Australia in the field of wireless networking. I continute to supervise research students at University of Technology Sydney. You can reach me via my webpage at UTS, my personal webpage or at g.mao@ieee.org. This page may no longer be updated.


School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney 

Senior MemberIEEE

Office: Room 750 Building J03

School of Electrical and Information Engineering
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Tel: +61 2 93512962   
Fax: +61 2 93513847
Email: g.mao@ieee.org

Areas of Interest: 

  • Next Generation of Mobile Communication Systems
  • Intelligent Transport System
  • Wireless Vehicular Networks
  • Wireless Multihop Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Localization Techniques
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Applied Graph Theory
  • Network Quality-of-Service