• M2M/IoT: wireless sensor networks, IPv6, compressed sensing, energy harvesting and RFID.
  • Vehicle communications: in-vehicle powerline networks, V2V and V2I connectivity.
  • Cloud/edge computing: sensor cloud, mobile cloud and big data management. 


  • 2019: Research Opportunity Fund (ROF Sussex), Internet-of-Robot for Elderly Homecare, PI.
  • 2019: Consultant project, IoT gateway for clinic acute transport services, PI.
  • 2019: School's Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF), V2X impact activity, PI.
  • 2018-2019: H2020 European-Pacific Partnership for ICT collaboration (EPIC), Expert visits, PI.
  • 2017-2019: Royal Society International Exchange, PI.
  • 2017-2018: EPSRC (EP/P025862/1), PI.
  • 2017: Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowship, PI.


  • 2018: Promoted as IEEE Senior Membership.
  • 2017: Award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.
  • 2017: Appointed as “Foreign Experts” by Beihang University on the project “intelligent vehicle networks and controls” with the School of Transportation science and engineering.
  • 2016: Best Paper Award for the paper “Unicast Routing Protocol Based on Attractor Selection Model for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks”, awarded by the 3rd International Conference on Internet of Vehicles 2016.

  • 2016: Best Demo Award for the paper “Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities: Interworking From Inside Vehicles to Outside”, 3rd, awarded by IEEE SECON 2016.

  • 2015: IEEE Outstanding Service Award, awarded by IEEE CloudCom 2015.

  • 2014: AUTO21, TestDRIVE Competition (Presentation) Award, sponsored by The Networks of Centres of Excellence program, Canada.

  • 2012 – 2013: Retention Bonus Recipient, Orange Outstanding Researcher Award.

  • 2007 – 2011: Studentship of U.S.-U.K. IBM/ITA Project, funded by U.S. Army Research and U.K. Ministry of Defence.

  • 2002 – 2006: Top Grade University People's Scholarship" awarded by The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

 Here are some feature demo of our research work:

8. IoT application for biodiversity monitoring using acoustic sounds


7. World Intelligent Driving Challenge (WIDC) - Sussex team

6. V2I communication system

5. Intelligent car development system

4. Large scale simulation for Internet-of-Things (ioT) routing


3. Connected vehicles in smart cities


2. In-vehicle communication systems


1. Context-aware vehicular application


 Other research activities:

  • Editorial Board: IEEE/VTS connected vehicle initiative.
  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: IGI Global International Journal of Vehicular Telematics and Infotainment Systems (IJVTIS).
  • Technical committee: ELSEVIER Journals of Computer Communications (COMCOM).
  • Member of IoT Standardization Research Groups at IEEE ComSoc Communities.
  • Co-organizer:                                                                                                                                   
    • IEEE International conference on cloud computing technology & science (Cloudcom) 2015,
    • IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC’2014).
  • Session chair: VTC 2014-Fall.
  • Technical program committeeGlobecom'15SUMS'15, CSCN'15Tensymp'15CloudCom'14,  SmartComp'14,  WCSP'14,  Qshine'14, etc.
  • Regular reviewer for: IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Trans. on Communications, IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Trans. on Industry Informatics, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, IEEE Trans. on Cloud Computing, IEEE Comm. Letter, IEEE Wireless Comm. Letter, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, ZTE Communications.