I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. I am leading the UCLA Artificial General Intelligence Lab. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. My research is in machine learning, with a focus on developing and analyzing nonconvex optimization algorithms for machine learning to understand large-scale, dynamic, complex, and multi-modal data, and build the foundations of deep learning and reinforcement learning. Recently, I use AI to empower scientific discovery in domains such as biology, medicine, chemistry, and public health.

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Recent Research Highlight

Recent Services

  • Senior Area Chair for NeurIPS 2023, Area Chair for ICLR 2024, AISTATS 2024, AAAI 2024


  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2022

  • JP Morgan Faculty Research Award, 2022

  • IJCAI Early Career Spotlight, 2020

  • AWS Machine Learning Research Award, 2019

  • Simons Berkeley Research Fellowship, 2019

  • Adobe Data Science Research Award, 2018

  • Salesforce Deep Learning Research Award, 2018

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2017

  • Yahoo! Academic Career Enhancement Award, 2015


  • Address: EVI 382, 404 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

  • Email: qgu at cs dot ucla dot edu