The Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Office: Gates & Hillman Center 7110
Email: qiguo AT andrew.cmu.edu

Biography [Résumé]

I recently graduated with a M.S. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. I have worked with Prof. Emma Brunskill, Prof. Jeffrey Bigham, Prof. Niki Kittur and Prof. Chinmay Kulkarni. Before, I graduated from Tsinghua University, with a B.E. in Computer Software and a B.A. in Economics.

I am looking for a job in Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Vision, Data Mining and related fields.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction, especially intelligent systems involving both. I am excited about exploring the potential to promote social good through effective intelligence. I am currently working on personalized education for arbitrary topics.


Questimator: Generating Knowledge Assessments for Arbitrary Topics

With Chinmay Kulkarni, Niki Kittur, Jeffrey Bigham and Emma Brunskill
(to appear in IJCAI 2016) An automated system that generates multiple-choice assessment questions for any topic contained within Wikipedia. Given a topic, Questimator traverses the Wikipedia graph to find and rank related topics, and uses article text to form both questions and distractor options.

Sentiment Analysis for Sparse Social Media Text

With Xiaoming Jin and Deli Zhao
A system that crawls short texts from Twitter and Weibo, gets their topic (LDA) weights, trains a sentiment classifier for each topic and aggeragates to get final labels. Sentiment index was applied to behavioral finance, to find relations between stock market trend and public sentiments (Distinct Economics Thesis).

Digital Barber: 3D Hair Manipulation on Mobile Phone

With Fan Yang and Lvdi Wang
A mobile phone application that can generate and manipulate high-quality 3D hair & head models, based on single-image dense 3D hair strands reconstruction technique.


Questimator: Generating Knowledge Assessments for Arbitrary Topics Preprint

Qi Guo, Chinmay Kulkarni, Niki Kittur, Jeffrey P. Bigham and Emma Brunskill (to appear in IJCAI 2016)


I am a die-hard fan of FC Bayern München. I play soccer and table tennis, and ski a bit. I swim terribly but frequently recently. Besides that, I also happen to be a crappy guitar player.