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 Tian Guo

Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Office: Fuller Labs 138


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.

Research Students

I have been fortunate to work with some excellent graduate students: The undergrad and MS students I’ve worked with: Huayan Sun (MS'17, Airbnb), Huyen Nguyen (BS'18).


  • 03/06/2018: NSF funds grant on mobile-aware resource management.
  • 12/07/2017: My mobile deep inference paper is accepted for publishing in IC2E'18!
  • 11/25/2017: Our geo-elasticity paper is accepted for publishing in TOIT'17.
  • 07/29/2017: Our paper on cloud-baesd SDN measurement is accepted for publishing in IEEE NFV-SDN'17.
  • 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.
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