About me

I am Zhilin Guo, a PhD student in Computer Science with Core Lab at University of Cambridge, supervised by Prof. Cengiz Öztireli. My research revolves around developing AI algorithms and tools that allow easy understanding, recreating, and editing of high-fidelity 3D scenes. It is an extension of my long-standing passion for machines to understand the real world for the purpose of creating digital realms with ease.

Before this, I completed my Master's degree in Computer Science at Columbia University. At the same time, I embarked on a research project supervised by Prof. Zhiguo Cao and Prof. Yang Xiao to use spatial-temporal 3D hand pose estimation for Parkinson's Disease evaluation, through which I developed invaluable insight into Computer Science research, especially in Computer Vision and Deep Learning.

My foundation in this field was laid at Boston University, from where I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Those years kindled my curiosity in Computers and Artificial Intelligence, shaping the trajectory of my future studies.

When I'm not immersed in research, I find solace in tennis, jogging, and painting miniature models. I am always looking for collaborations or simple exchanges on shared academic interests!

Connect with me: zg296 at cam.ac.uk


  • [01 Oct 2022] I start as a PhD student in Computer Science at University of Cambridge!
  • [11 Aug 2022] One paper is published in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics!
  • [01 Feb 2022] I will be joining University of Cambridge as a PhD student in Computer Science this fall!


(*: equal contribution. : corresponding author.)

Vision-Based Finger Tapping Test in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease via Spatial-Temporal 3D Hand Pose Estimation [Paper]

Zhilin Guo*, Weiqi Zeng*, Taidong Yu*, Yan Xu, Yang Xiao, Xuebing Cao, Zhiguo Cao.
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol.26, No.8, August 2022.

Survey on depth and RGB image-based 3D hand shape and pose estimation [Paper]

Lin Huang*, Boshen Zhang*, Zhilin Guo*, Yang Xiao, Zhiguo Cao, Junsong Yuan.
Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Pages 207-234, June 2021.


High-fidelity 3D Scene Perception, Reconstruction, and Manipulation
| University of Cambridge
03/2023 - Present
Neuromorphic Computing for Computer Vision
| University of Cambridge
11/2022 - 03/2023
Hand Pose Estimation from Depth Video
| Huazhong University of Science and Technology
09/2020 - 05/2022
Self-driving Algorithm Research
| Massachusetts Institute of Technology
07/2019 - 08/2019
Functional-MRI (fMRI) Data Analysis using Deep Learning
| Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
08/2018 - 09/2018
BrainSort: MRI Data Analysis Toolbox
| Beijing Institute of Technology
07/2018 - 08/2018
NLP: Keep writing A Song of Ice and Fire
| Rice University
03/2018 - 07/2018