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Xinheng (Henry) Wang

Professor of Computing and School Research Coordinator
Job title:
Professor of Computing
School Research Coordinator
Higher qualifications:

BEng (Xi’an Jiaotong University)
MSc (Xi’an Jiaotong University)
PhD (Brunel University)

Professional organisations:
IEEE Senior Member
IET Member
Member of EPSRC Peer Review College
Expert Reviewer and Monitor of EU Project


After obtaining his bachelor and master degrees in electrical engineering from the best electrical engineering department in China at Xi’an Jiaotong University, he joined the State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment as a lecturer. During his visit to Southampton University in the UK, he received a full-studentship from National Grid UK to conduct his PhD research in condition monitoring at Brunel University. After completing his research in three years, he continued his research as a postdoctoral research fellow at Brunel University and started his academic career in the UK.

Prof. Wang has broad working experience in England, Wales and Scotland, where he has gained some deep knowledge of local life and culture in the UK.

His research experience is also broad. He has worked on asset conditioning monitoring, mobile healthcare, wireless networking, indoor positioning and big data analytics. Along with more than 20 research projects he has investigated, his research in each area has led to an industrial product. For example, his methodology in cable fault detection and location has resulted in a device used in South Korea; his development in wireless mesh and sensor networks has been commercialized in the UK; currently he is working with an IT pioneer to develop the first smart trolley in the world used for intelligent airport services, which is being used by a number of airports in China and Las Vegas will be the first one to use it in the US.

Prof. Wang is an IEEE senior member. He is also serving as a member of EPSRC Peer Review College and an expert to review and monitor EU projects.

Prof. Wang is very keen in developing and promoting research-informed teaching. One of his modules developed at a previous university was commented as “an innovative module approach to facilitate inclusion of contemporary smart networking issues based on an innovative approach to module design”.  

Research and scholarly output:


Research projects 


SELFNET- Framework For Self-Organized Network Management In Virtualized And Software Defined Networks (EU Horizon 2020, 671672, 07/2015-07/2018, Total grant 6,866,496 €)

LP-WIS: Low Power Wireless Intelligent Sensors (EU Social Fund, Dec. 2005 -Dec. 2006)

eDispute: Electronic Dispute Settlement for SMEs (EU-eTEN, C510712, 2004-2006)


Distributed and Iterative Processing for Wireless Sensor Networks with Multiple Local Fusion Centres (EPSRC/DSTL, EP/H011919, 01 March 2010-31 October 2013) 

UniPAN: A Universal PAN Architecture for Monitoring Multiple Chronic Conditions (EPSRC, EP/E024734, 16 April 2007 – 30 April 2011)

4G-based Reconfigurable Mobile Healthcare System (EPSRC, Doctoral Training Award, March 2007 – Aug. 2010) 

Mobile Wireless Vital Signs monitoring System (EPSRC match funded project from Swansea University, Feb. 2010 – Nov. 2011)

Innovate UK/Technology Strategy Board:

Personalised Service Assistant for Journey Planner (Newton Fund: UK-Malaysia urban innovation challenge 2017, 101348-579258, £314,750, 1 Feb. 2018 -31 Jan. 2020, PI.)

An Intelligent Interference-Aware Wireless Network (Technology Strategy Board, Nov. 2011 – April 2013)

AST-Net: A Secure and Trusted Community Wireless Mesh Network (Technology Strategy Board: Trusted Services, 01 Nov. 2010 – 30 Oct. 2011)

A Load Balanced Automated Wireless Network for Community (Technology Strategy Board: Feasibility Studies for Digital Britain, Nov. 2009 –Feb. 2010) 

Royal Society/British Council/Other UK Governments

Flood Detection and Monitoring using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Royal Society of Edinburgh & NNSFC) 

Monitoring, Modelling and Management of a Disaster Chain Based on IoT, Cloud Computing, and Big Data (British Council, 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017)

Research on Multiple UAV Cooperation for Marine Oil Spill Detection (Royal Society and China NNSF 61411130134, Apr 2014 - Apr 2016).

Non-invasive, Ambulatory and Continuous Monitoring of Chronic Diseases (Welsh Assembly Government, Academic Expertise for Business (A4B), HE 09 COL 1035, 1 July 2011 – 30 Dec. 2013).

KTP/Industry (UK & China)

Service-Oriented Cloud Information Centre for Airport Services (PI with Dr. Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, Supported by Chigoo Interactive Technologies Co. Ltd, 1/10/2015-30/09/2018, £82,225.)

Service Oriented Web Applications Development (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Charlton Chauffeur Drive Ltd, KTP009212, 06/01/2014 – 05/01/2016)  

Intelligent Signal Recognition for Wireless Networks (Swanmesh Networks Ltd, 01 Nov. 2011 – 30 April 2013).

Collaboration with China: NNSFC 

Research on Key Technologies of Energy-saving Resource Integration and Task Scheduling for Green Cloud Computing (NNSFC, 1/1/2015 – 30/12/2018.)  

Content aware autonomic QoE framework for universal heterogeneous wireless multimedia networks (NNSFC,1/2013-12/2016.) 

Mobile Multimedia Mesh Networks and Cognitive QoS Routing Protocols (NNSFC, Jan.2010-Dec.2012) 

WSN-Based Livestock Behaviour Monitoring and Healthcare System (863 project, 01/2007 –12/ 2009)

Selected journal publications:

'Compressed Sensing Signal and Data Acquisition in Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things', IEEE IE Technology News. Friday, 27 December 2013 05:21

Elahe Naserian, Xinheng Wang, Keshav Dahal, Zhi Wang, and Zaijian Wang, 'Personalized Location Prediction for Group Travellers from Spatial-Temporal Trajectories', Future Generation Computer Systems (SCI, IF=3.997 (2018)

Elahe Naserian, Xinheng Wang, and Xiaolong Xu, 'Discovery of Loose Travelling Companion Patterns from Human Trajectories', IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing. (SCI, IF=3.822)

Lei Zhang, Danjie Huang, Xinheng Wang, and Zhi Wang, 'Acoustic NLOS identification using acoustic channel characteristics for smartphone indoor localization', Sensors 2017, 17(4), 727 (SCI, IF=2.677, DOI:10.3390/s17040727)

Xinheng Wang, Congcong Zhang, Fuyu Liu, Yuning Dong, and Xiaolong Xu, 'Exponentially Weighted Particle Filter for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Based on Measurements of Magnetic Field', IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol.66, issue 7, pp. 1658 – 1667, July 2017. (SCI, IF= 2.456, DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2017.2664538) (Listed one of the most popular documents in August 2017)

X. Xu, L. Cao and X. Wang, 'Adaptive Task Scheduling Strategy Based on Dynamic Workload Adjustment for Heterogeneous Hadoop Clusters, ' in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 471-482, June 2016. (SCI, IF=3.882 (2018) DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2014.2323112)

Thomas Fankhauser, Qi Wang, Ansgar Gerlicher, Christos Grecos, and Xinheng Wang, 'Introducing Elastic Scalability to Web Services in the Cloud with Web Scaling Frameworks', IEEE Trans. Services Computing, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 728-741, Sept.-Oct. 1 2016. (SCI, IF=1.985 (2014), DOI: 10.1109/TSC.2015.2454272)

Chunbo Luo, Cathryn Peoples, Gerard Parr, Sally McClean and Xinheng Wang, 'Hybrid Demodulate-Forward Relay Protocol for Two-Way Relay Channel', IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, vol. 14, issue 8, pp.4328-4341, Aug. 2015. (SCI, IF=4.951 (2017), DOI:10.1109/TWC.2015.2419627)

Shancang Li, Lida Xu and Xinheng Wang, 'Compressed Sensing Signal and Data Acquisition in Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol., Issue 4, Nov. 2013, pp. 2177 – 2186. (SCI, IF=6.764 (2018), DOI: 10.1109/TII.2012.2189222)

Chunbo Luo, Sally McClean, Gerard Parr, Qi Wang, Xinheng Wang, Christos Grecos, 'A Communication Model to Decouple the Path Planning and Connectivity Optimization and Support Cooperative Sensing', IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology., vol. 63, issue 8, 14 Oct. 2014, pp. 3985 – 3997. (SCI, IF=4.066 (2018), DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2014.2305474)

X. H. Wang, R. S. H. Istepanian and Y. H. Song, 'Microarray Image Enhancement by Denoising using Stationary Wavelet Transform', IEEE Trans. NanoBioscience, Vol.2, No.4, Sept. 2003, pp. 184-189. (SCI, IF=2.771(2018), DOI: 10.1109/TNB.2003.816225)

X. H. Wang, R. S. H. Istepanian and Y. H. Song, 'Application of Wavelet Modulus Maxima in Microarray Spots Recognition', IEEE Trans. NanoBioscience, Vol.2, No.4, Sept. 2003, pp.190-192. (SCI, IF=2.771(2018), DOI: 10.1109/TNB.2003.816230)

Shancang Li, Li Da Xu, and Xinheng Wang, 'A Continuous Biomedical Signal Acquisition System based on Compressed Sensing in Body Sensor Networks', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Aug. 2013, pp.1764-1771. (SCI, IF=6.764 (2018), DOI: 10.1109/TII.2013.2245334)

Wang Zai-jian, Yu-ning Dong, and Xinheng Wang, 'A Dynamic Service Class Mapping Scheme for Different QoS Domains Using Flow Aggregationon', IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 1299 – 1310, Dec. 2015 (SCI, IF=3.882 (2018), DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2014.2351825)

Shancang Li, Shanshan Zhao, Xinheng Wang, and Kewang Zhang, 'Adaptive and Secure Load-Balancing Routing Protocol for Service-Oriented Wireless Sensor Networks', IEEE Systems Journal, vol.8, no.3, Sept. 2014, pp.858-867 (SCI, IF=3.882 (2018), DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2260626)

Shancang Li, Xinheng Wang, Jue Wang, and Ling Li, 'Local Semidefinite Programming based Node Localization System for Wireless Sensor Network Applications', IEEE Systems Journal, vol.8, no.3, Sept. 2014, pp.879-888 (SCI, IF=3.882 (2018), DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2260625)

Xinheng Wang and Shancang Li, 'Scalable Routing Modeling for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks by Using Polychromatic Sets', IEEE Systems Journal, vol.7, no.1, pp.50-58, 2013. (SCI, IF=3.882 (2018), DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2012.2214671)

Y. Wu, F. Hu and X. Wang, Mobile Computing for Content/Service-Oriented Networking Architecture, special issue editorial, Elsevier Computer Networks, Vol.74, Part B, 9 December 2014, pp.1-3. (SCI, IF=2.516(2018), DOI:

Cheng Gong, Shiwen Zhang, Feng Zhang, Jianguo Jiang, and Xinheng Wang, 'An Integrated Energy-efficient Operation Methodology for Metro Systems Based on a Real Case of Shanghai Metro Line One', Energies, published online on 13 November 2014 (SCI, IF=2.262(2018), DOI: 10.3390/en7117305)

Xiangyuan Jiang, Baozhou Lu, Peng Ren, Chunbo Luo, and Xinheng Wang, 'Augmented Filtering Based on Information Weighted Consensus Fusion for Simultaneous Localization and Tracking via Wireless Sensor Networks', International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 391757, 7 pages (SCI, IF=1.239 (2018)

Laurie Hughes and Xinheng Wang, & Tao Chen, 'A Review of Protocol Implementations and Energy Efficient Cross Layer Design for Wireless Body Area Networks', Sensors, 2012, 12(11), 14730-14773; (SCI, IF=2.677, DOI:10.3390/s121114730)

Zafar Mehmood, Muddesar Iqbal, and Xingheng Wang, 'Comprehensive Experimental Performance Analysis of DSR, AODV and DSDV Routing Protocol for Different Metrics Values with Predefined Constraints', International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science, published online June 2014. (SCI, IF=1.0285, DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2014.07.04)


Conference publications since 2013


Elahe Elahe Naserian, Xinheng Wang, Xiaolong Xu, Yuning Dong, Nektarios Georgalas and Kaizhu Huang, “Integrated Discovery of Location Prediction Rules in Mobile Environment”, accepted by DataCom 2017.

Dong Wang, Xinheng Wang, Ying Liang, and Zhi Wang, “A Service Oriented Routing Scheme for Internet of Things”, iThings 2017, Essex, 21-23 June, 2017.


Elahe Naserian, Xinheng Wang, and Xiaolong Xu, “Discovery of Loose Travelling Companion Patterns from Human Trajectories”, IEEE SmartCity 2016. (DOI: 10.1109/HPCC-SmartCity-DSS.2016.0175)

Hong-Hsu Yen, Xinheng Wang, and Dong Wang, “QoS Aware Molecular Activation and Communication Scheme in Molecular Nanoscale Sensor Networks”, IEEE HealthCOM 2016. (DOI: 10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749503)

Dong Wang, Xinheng Wang, and Hong-Hsu Yen, “A Dynamic Route Discovery scheme for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Polychromatic Sets Theory”, GRAPH-HOC 2016 (DOI: 10.5121/csit.2016.61510)


C. Luo et al., "Relaying for 5G: A novel low-error relaying protocol," 2015 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC), Larnaca, 2015, pp. 13-18. doi: 10.1109/ISCC.2015.7405447

Chunbo Luo, Pablo Casaseca, Xinheng Wang, Keshav Dahal, Cheng Jin, and Peng Ren, “On the Study of Wireless Signal Noise for Designing Network Infrastructure of Knowledge Management Systems”, 9th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications, 15 - 17 December, 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp.143-150.

Sonia Shahzadi, Muddesar Iqbal and Xinheng Wang, “Localization techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks”, 
9th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications, 15 - 17 December, 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp.151-165.

Samia Razzaq, Muddesar Iqbal, Sara Sarwar Mir and Xingheng Wang , “Scheduling Algorithms of Wireless Mesh Networks For Applications In Disaster Management: A Survey”, 9th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications, 15 - 17 December, 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp.213-223.

Kashif A. Khan, Qi Wang, Chunbo Luo, Xinheng Wang, and Christos Grecos, “Impact of different cloud deployments on real-time video applications for mobile video cloud users”, Proc. SPIE 9400, Real-Time Image and Video Processing 2015, 94000P (February 27, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2080436


Xiaolong Xu, Jinglan Zhou, Yun Zhang, and Xinheng Wang, “Multi-Authority Proxy Re-Encryption based on CP-ABE for Cloud Storage Systems”, The 2014 Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, December 4-6, 2014, Fuzhou, China

Thomas Fankhauser, Qi Wang, Ansgar Gerlicher, Christos Grecos, Xinheng Wang, “Web Scaling Frameworks: A novel class of frameworks for scalable web services in cloud environments”, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Sydney, Australia, 10-14 June 2014, pp.1760-1766 (DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2014.6883577)

Kashif A. Khan, Qi Wang, Chunbo Luo, Xinheng Wang, Christos Grecos, “Comparative study of Internet cloud and cloudlet over wireless mesh networks for real-time applications”, SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium, 14-17 April 2014


Kashif A. Khan, Qi Wang, Christos Grecos, Chunbo Luo, and Xinheng Wang, “MeshCloud: Integrated Cloudlet and Wireless Mesh Network”, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, 9-12 Dec. 2013, Abu Dhabi, United Arab of Emirates, pp.317-320.

Chunbo Luo, Qi Wang, Xinheng Wang, Christos Grecos, Runfeng Yang, “Exploiting Selection Diversity and Recovering Spectrum Loss in Wireless Sensor Networks with Directional Antennas”, Globecom 2013 Workshop - International Workshop on Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication With and Without Infrastructure, 9-13 December 2013, Atlanta, USA

Xiaohuan Lu, Xinheng Wang, Yuning Dong, “A Monte Carlo Localization Algorithm for 2-D Indoor Self-Localization Based on Magnetic Field”, ChinaCom 2013, Guilin, China, 14-17 Aug. 2013

Xiaolong Xu, Qun Tu and Xinheng Wang, “Agent-based Credibility Protection Model for Decentralized Network Computing Environment”, 2013 International Conference on Advanced Parallel Processing Technology (APPT2013), Stockholm, Sweden, 27-18 Aug. 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8299, 2013:269-276

Haitao Yang, Xinheng Wang, Christos Grecos, and Lin Bai, “Distributed Real-time Optimization of Average Consensus”, IEEE The 9th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2013), Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, July 1 – 5, 2013, pp. 102 – 107

Research degree supervision:


Role in team

Thesis title

Darius Agharokh Principal supervisor

Method for aligning a data warehouse to a data lake: An investigation