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) 624-8002


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.

April 2017: Two of my PhD students, Haoyang Lu and Yong Li, received the University of Tennessee's highest honor to graduate students for research achievement - the Chancellor's Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise. Congratulations!

November 2016: Our paper, Interconnecting Heterogeneous Devices in the Personal Mobile Cloud, has been accepted for publication at the 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM).

October 2016: I received a new NSF research grant on reducing the mobile devices' power consumption on graphical user interface. Check here for more details.

July 2016: Our paper, Scheduling Dynamic Wireless Networks with Limited Operations, has been accepted for publication at the 24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2016.

June 2016: Our paper, Minimizing Context Migration in Mobile Code Offload, has been accepted for publication by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

April 2016: Our paper, Supporting Real-Time Wireless Traffic through a High-Throughput Side Channel, has been accepted for publication at the 17th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), 2016.

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