Wei Gao

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Pittsburgh. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012, and my bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2005. I am a NSF CAREER Award recipient in 2016.

My research focuses on the design, analysis, measurement and implementation of mobile, embedded and networked systems. I have strong interests in unveiling analytical principles underneath practical problems, designing systems based on these principles, and implementing and deploying these systems in practice. My research areas mainly include the following:

Note: I am currently looking for strong and self-motivated students with an interest in the above areas. If you are interested in my research and working with me, please send me email with your CV and transcripts. You can find more details about my research here, and a list of my recent publications here.

Contact Information

1205 Benedum Hall
3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Email: weigao (at) pitt (dot) edu
Phone: (412) 383-4422


August 2018: Our paper, Reducing Event Latency and Power Consumption in Mobile Devices by Using a Kernel-Level Display Server, has been accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

July 2018: Our paper, MUVR: Supporting Multi-User Mobile Virtual Reality with Resource Constrained Edge Cloud, has been accepted for publication at the 3rd ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC).

March 2018: I received a new NSF research grant on studying the usage of E-Bikes and its impact on environmental sustainability. Check here for more details.

January 2018: Our paper, Continuous WIreless Link Rates for Internet of Things, has been accepted for publication at the 2018 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), and will be presented during the CPSWeek 2018.

September 2017: I officially started working at University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor.

April 2017: I am one of the four recipients of the University of Tennessee's highest honor to junior faculty - the Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement.

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