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Qi Wang is a Full Professor with School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), UK. He is a Board Member of the Technology Board of EU 5G-PPP (Fifth-Generation Public Private Partnership). He has been the Director of Studies for a group of postdoctoral research fellows and PhD students, and has supervised more than 10 PhD students to successfully graduate in UK. He serves as an invited external PhD/research degree examiner for a number of other UK and European universities. He has been a lead researcher in various nationally or internationally sponsored research projects, in collaboration with worldwide academic and industry partners. He is Technical Co-Manager for EU Horizon 2020 projects SELFNET and SliceNet (total budget of 15 million euros), and Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI for a number of other projects funded by EU, EPSRC, CENSIS etc. His research interests include computer and telecommunication networks, visual communications and artificial intelligence. He has published more than 150 papers in these areas. He was a Best Paper Award Winner of IEEE Consumer Electronic Society’s flagship conference ICCE 2014 and IEEE ICCE 2012, SOFTNETWORKING 2017, and SIGMAP 2014, and Best Paper Award Finalist of IEE 3G2003. He is an Editor or Guest Editor for several international journals, and Chair or Invited Speaker for numerous international conferences and events. He was also Winner of Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020 - Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year Award and Winner of 2020 CeeD (Centre for Engineering Education & Development) Industry Awards - Innovation Award. He received his PhD degree in Mobile Networking from the University of Plymouth, UK.


Current research activities

Current research areas include wireless/mobile/softwarised/virtualised networks especially 5G and beyond, video/multimedia networking, and artificial intelligence. Recent and on-going projects have been funded by EU (Horizon 2020), EPSRC, CENSIS, InnovateUK etc. in these areas.

Desired research direction

Desired research direction will cover more multi-disciplinary research to investigate innovative application of networking, video and other state-of-the-art technologies in other applications and vertical businesses.

Target collaborative companies

Target collaborative companies include national/internal telecommunication operators, service providers, vendors, and vertical businesses etc.

Target collaborative organisations

Target collaborative organisations include national/international standardisation bodies, innovation centres, public sectors, and research centres working on related areas.

External positions

Board Member of the Technology Board of EU 5G-PPP (Fifth-Generation Public Private Partnership), European Commission

7 Jul 201531 May 2020


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Video networking/processing
  • 5G mobile networks
  • Software-define networking
  • Network management
  • artificial intelligence


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