Zhengguo Sheng – Welcome to my website

Dr. Zhengguo Sheng
Dean of Sussex AI Institute
Reader in Advanced Networks and Communications
Department of Engineering and Design
University of Sussex
RICHMOND 3A09, Falmer
Brighton, United Kingdom

Senior Member of IEEE, IET, Fellow of of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Office phone: +44-1273-678295
Email: z.sheng@sussex.ac.uk

Research areas

  • Vehicular communications: in-vehicle and V2X networks.

  • IoT: wireless sensor networks, IPv6, compressed sensing, energy harvesting and RFID.

  • Cloud/edge computing: sensor cloud, mobile cloud and big data management.

Awards and scholars

  • 2022: International Junior Research Associate (IJRA), collaborated with Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

  • 2021: Best Paper Award for the paper “Implementing Trajectory Tracking Control Algorithm for Autonomous Vehicles”, awarded by the IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Systems (ICUS’21).

  • 2021: IEEE Industry Placement Sponsorship, awarded by IEEE Electron Devices Society.

  • 2020: Junior Research Associate (JRA), funded by University of Sussex for summer research internship.

  • 2020: Research poster competition (Blockchain-Enabled Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications), 2nd winner awarded by University of Sussex.

  • 2018: Promoted as IEEE Senior Membership.

  • 2017: "Emerging Research Award", University of Sussex.

  • 2017: Award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.

  • 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.

Research funding

  • 2024: Industry Funding (Connect to Expertise Scheme), RFID system design and development, PI.

  • 2023 – 2025: Industry KTP, To embed the latest thermo-dynamic modelling to accelerate innovation in renewable refrigeration systems, Co-I.

  • 2023: HEIF 2023 Business Collaboration & Commercialisation, IoT based smart electric vehicle (EV) charging, PI.

  • 2023 – 2025: Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished International Associates, Blockchain-based Mobility-as-a-Service, Co-I.

  • 2022: HEIF 2022 FROM COVID CRISIS TO NET ZERO, 5G enabled robotic teleoperation, Co-PI.

  • 2022: NERC Discipline Hopping for Environmental Solutions, IoT flood mitigation, PI.

  • 2021: Imperial - Nanyang Technological University Collaboration Fund, Industrial 4.0, Co-I.

  • 2021 – 2025: H2020-MSCA-RISE, Secure vehicular networks: communications, data caching and blockchain services (SEEDS), Coordinator (PI).

  • 2020: Royal Society Kan Tong Po International Fellowship 2020, NOMA based Data-Centric Vehicular Networks, PI.

  • 2020 – 2023:Research Grants Council Hong Kong, Distributed Multi-hop C-V2X Self-Optimizing Network, Co-I.

  • 2020: School's Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF), Blockchain security and robotics for social distancing in childcare, PI.

  • 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 (EPIC) visits, V2X testbed, PI.

  • 2017 – 2019: Royal Society International Exchange, Bionic communications and networking for connected vehicles, PI.

  • 2017 – 2018: EPSRC (EP/P025862/1), Mission-Critical and Intelligent Communication Protocols for Future Vehicles Using Power Lines, PI.

  • 2017: Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowship, University of Sussex, PI.

  • Dec. 2013 – Mar. 2015: Postdoctoral Fellowship, funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (DIVA).

  • Feb. 2014 – Dec. 2014: AUTO21 Research Grant, funded by The Government of Canada (The Networks of Centres of Excellence program).

  • May 2014 – Aug. 2014: USRA Research Grant (for training young researchers from undergraduate level), funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Professional activities