Philip G Zhao

Philip G Zhao


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Personal profile


Dr Philip G Zhao is a Senior Lecturer of Robotics and AI at the Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester (UoM), UK. Prior to joining UoM in 2024, he was a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK, from 2018 to 2023. He led Machine Intelligence Alliance (MIA) across multiple universities. Dr Zhao is recognized as a Senior Member of IEEE and is also a member of IET.

His areas of expertise lie in strategy and technology innovation. His research focuses on AI-driven cross-system design and optimization for various applications, including robotics, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), communication networks, and computer vision.

His project portfolio reflects a total funding of £3 million, with more than £800k secured as the Principal Investigator (PI). He has made significant contributions to academia with over 100 publications, including in prestigious journals such as JSAC, TCOM, TWC, JSTSP, and TSP, as well as top conferences like ICRA, IROS, INFOCOM, ICC, and Globecom. Additionally, Dr Zhao holds two patents in the United States. He won three best paper awards and received 2800+ citations in Google Scholar.