Qiao Gu

I am a Ph.D. student in Robot Vision & Learning (RVL) Lab at University of Toronto, advised by Prof. Florian Shkurti. Prior to this, I obtained a M.S. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, where I had fortunate to work with Prof. David Held and Prof. Martial Hebert. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where I have been lucky to work with Prof. Chi-Keung Tang and Prof. Yu-Wing Tai. I also had an internship in Tencent Youtu Lab.

My research interest lies in computer vision and robotics. I am especially excited by perception algorithms that can generalize and adapt, and their applications in the robotic domain.

Selected Publications

* indicates equal contribution.
OSSID: Onilne Self-supervised Instance Detection by (and for) Pose Estimation
Qiao Gu, Brian Okorn, David Held,
Robotics and Automation Letter (RA-L), 2022
[paper] [video] [code] [project page]
ZePHyR: Zero-shot Pose Hypothesis Rating
Brian Okorn*, Qiao Gu*, Martial Hebert, David Held,
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021
[paper] [video] [code] [project page]
Deep Video Matting via Spatio-Temporal Alignment and Aggregation
Yanan Sun, Guanzhi Wang, Qiao Gu, Chi-Keung Tang, Yu-Wing Tai,
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2021
[paper] [dataset]
LADN: Local Adversarial Disentangling Network for Facial Makeup and De-Makeup
Qiao Gu*, Guanzhi Wang*, Mang Tik Chiu, Yu-Wing Tai, Chi-Keung Tang,
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019
[paper] [project page] [code] [dataset]


  • Teaching Assistant for CSC384 - Intro to Artificial Intelligence, Winter 2022 at UofT
  • Teaching Assistant for CSC110 - Foundations of Computer Science I, Fall 2021 at UofT


  • RA-L, CVPR 2022, ICLR 2022, WACV 2022, ICCV 2021, ICRA 2021, ECCV 2020


  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2022-2023)
  • HKUST Academic Achievement Medal (2019)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarships (2017-2019)
  • High Fashion Charitable Foundation Exchange Scholarships (2018)
  • Mr. Armin and Mrs. Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award (2018)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Reaching Out Award (2017)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Talent Development Scholarship (2017)
  • Dean’s List (2015-2019)