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 human-computer interaction, computer vision, and motion planning.

I love traveling along with filming and photographing. I have made several travel videos on my youtube.



B.Eng (HONS) in Electronic and Information Engineering

Expected May. 2019

  • Dean's List

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: Deep-learning based pose-invariant face recognition

  • Developed deep neural network for pose estimation and face recognition in unconstrained environments

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

UAV with Pixhawk4

An automatic taking-off, landing, and flying UAV with a Pixhawk4 flight controller.

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...