About Me


Hi I'm Zhong Guan. I'm a 4th-year undergraduate student in the Department of Electronic & Information Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University until the end of 2019.

Technology has often found ways to pull me into new hobbies. I got into photography out of a curiosity for DSLR cameras. I grew a reading habit after experiencing the convenience of a Kindle. And I was drawn into making robots out of an initial curiosity with ROS.

I love creating things and always try to make things better, which is probably the reason why I aim to be a professional engineer in my future. My research interests lie in mobile robot dynamics and control, motion planning, computer vision, and machine learning.



Deep Neural Networks for Lung Cancer Tumor Region Segmentation
Runze Zhang, Zhong Guan, Shun-Cheung Lai, Jun Xiao, Kin-Man Lam


B.Eng (HONS) in Electronic & Information Eng

Sep. 2014 - Exp May. 2019

Robot Operating System (ROS) Summer School

Aug. 2018 – Sep. 2018

Exchange Student

Jan. 2017 – May. 2017


Research Experience

Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, PolyU
Jun. 2018 – Present, Hong Kong

Research Topic: Machine Learning and Face Recognition
Supervisor: Prof. Kin-Man Lam

  • Implemented a visual features extraction and classification system for face detection and recognition

  • Developed a deep neural network for face recognition in unconstrained environments

  • Investigated several effective pose estimation and face recognition algorithms

Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, PolyU
Jun. 2018 – Sep. 2018, Hong Kong

Research Topic: Deep Neural Networks for Lung Cancer Tumor Region Segmentation
Supervisor: Prof. Kin-Man Lam

  • Developed a deep neural network model for lung tumor detection and segmentation, via screening Computed Tomography (CT) scans

  • Developed a deep feature classifier for lung tumor classification

Terradynamics Lab, Johns Hopkins University
Jun. 2018 – Aug. 2018, Baltimore, MD, USA

Research Topic: Behavioral mapping analysis of animal and robot locomotion
Supervisor: Prof. Chen Li

  • Constructed a mapping system to organize and classify the obstacle-crossing and self-righting behaviour in cockroach and legged robot inspired by cockroach

  • The system takes the high dimensional kinematic time series or videography data as raw input and creates a two-dimensional representation of behavior

Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jan. 2018 – Mar. 2018, Beijing, China

Research Topic: Deep learning model for text classification
Supervisor: Prof. Yanan Cao

  • Implemented a CNN and RNN for news text classification with Tensorflow

  • Investigated the performance of SVM, K-Nearest Neighbour (KNN), and neural network on text classification


Work Experience

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
Application Development and Maintenance Intern
Jul. 2017 – May. 2018, Hong Kong

  • Developed IBM Mainframes to support EPS payment system in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China

  • Deployed HSBC middleware servers to support communications between distributed applications and services

  • Provided IT solution to support DevOps and Agile software delivery

Things I have made


Autonomous Turtlebot3

Turtlebot3 with SLAM mapping, autonomous navigation and localization, and ARTag detection systems implemented by ROS.

Quadrotor with Pixhawk4

A Quadrotor with a Pixhawk4 flight controller that can automatically take-off, land, and fly.

Mecanum Wheel Robot Car

A Bluetooth controlled Mecanum wheel robot with an android mobile application.

Recent Blog

May 9, 2018 | Gap Year


I decided to have a gap year before starting my final year because I thought I had to stop studying for a while to think about my current academic and future life carefully. I spent 10 months working in the EPS of HSBC, which was challenging, exciting, and inspiring...

October 3, 2017 | Exchange

Once in a lifetime: Be an exchange student

29 December 2016, this is the time when my life changed ever. It is because I finally took a plane departing from Hong Kong and heading to Montreal, Canada, where I spent 5 months living there as an exchange student...

June 28, 2015 | Service

Service Learning at Cambodia

As a member of service-learning team organized by PolyU, I went to Cambodia and delivered service in the Emmanuel Christian School and Silk Island from June 3 to June 14...