(a.k.a. Richard Guo / 郭方健 / richardkwo)
I am a graduate student in the Department Computer Science, Duke University. I am working on machine learning methodology with Prof. Katherine Heller in the Duke Statistical Machine Learning Group. I also work with Prof. David Dunson.
Before that, I got my bachelors degree in computer science from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu, Sichuan. (Chengdu is my 2nd hometown where I lived for 7 years.) As part of my undergraduate studies, I worked with Prof. Tao Zhou on a few research topics related to human behaviors and social networks, including ranking algorithms, modeling social network evolution and statistical properties of human behaviors.
Even before that, I grew up in Deyang, Sichuan, in the community of a huge state-owned factory (heavy industrial parts still evoke my childhood belongingness), where most of my family members are/were working. Then I attended the century-old Chengdu No. 7 High School.
While being a CS major, physics has also been my long-time fascination. I am interested in research that explores the deep connections between machine learning and statistical physics.