Wei Chen was born in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He received the B.Eng. degree and M.Eng degree in Communications Engineering from the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China, in 2006 and 2009, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Guangxin Yue and Prof. Tao Luo. From May 2007 to November 2008, he had been a Research Intern in the Communication Technology Lab, Intel China Research Center (ICRC), Beijing.
Wei has been a PhD candidate at the Digital Technology Group, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge since October 1, 2009. His supervisor is Dr Ian Wassell. His current research interests include the theory of compressive sensing and the applications.