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 Tian Guo

Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Office: Fuller Labs B23


Research Openings

  • [Students]: I am currently looking for motivated and qualified students to work with me on cloud-scale system research. If you are a WPI student who are passionate about building systems, please come talk to me. For students outside WPI, I encourage you to apply to our graduate program.
  • [Visiting Scholars]: I am also interested in collaborating with visiting scholars in the broad areas of system and machine learning.

About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst advised by Prof. Prashant Shenoy in 2016.
I am a system builder. My research is about modeling system behaviors, especially these of large scale systems, and to build prototypes that help to empirically evaluate system's behaviors. Broadly, I am interested in designing systems to handle new trade-offs in cost, performance and efficiency. Specially, I have worked on research projects, in the context of distributed systems and cloud computing, that automate cloud resource management tasks, improve distributed application performance and provide new system abstractions.


  • 06/16/2017:I will be serving on IC2E'18 PC, please consider submitting!
  • 05/10/2017: Our database geo-elasticity paper is accepted for publishing in TAAS'17.
  • 04/14/2017: I will be serving on APSys'17 PC, please consider submitting!
  • 03/21/2017: I will continue my journey as a tenure-track assistant professor at WPI starting Fall 2017.
  • 01/19/2017: Our Virtual Desktop optimization paper has been accepted for publishing in Multimedia Systems 2017!
  • 01/12/2017: I have successfully finished reviewing all the papers from EuroSys'17!
  • 01/07/2017: Our Spot Market risk management paper has been accepted for publishing in TPDS 2017.
  • 10/25/2016: I have started teaching CS4518 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing at WPI. Checkout some of the student projects.
  • 08/31/2016: Our NFaaS paper has been accepted at HotWeb 2016.
  • 08/15/2016: I joined Computer Science Department at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Research Professor.
  • 07/28/2016: I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis!
  • 06/09/2016: I've joined the IC2E 2017 organizing committee. Please consider submit!
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