Benson Guo

Benson Guo

PhD Student

University of Waterloo


I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, supervised by Khuzaima Daudjee. My research interests lie in deep learning, systems, cloud computing, and reinforcement learning. I am particularly interested in designing systems to improve the efficiency of DNN training on the cloud and optimizing systems with machine learning.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2019. Previously, I was also an intern at Waabi, Uber ATG, Jane Street, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and OMERS Capital Markets.


  • Deep Learning
  • Distributed Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Reinforcement Learning


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2019 - Present

    University of Waterloo

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, 2015 - 2019

    University of Waterloo



Research Intern, Closed-Loop Training


Sep 2021 – Apr 2022 Toronto, ON
Research on deep reinforcement learning models for self-driving.

Research Intern, Self-Driving Vehicle Lab

Uber ATG

May 2019 – Aug 2019 Toronto, ON
Research on deep learning models for perception & prediction.

Software Developer Intern, Trading Systems

Jane Street Capital

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018 New York, NY
Writing libraries for trading systems.

Systems & Infrastructure Intern, Distributed Graph Database


Jan 2018 – Apr 2018 Sunnyvale, CA
Developing traffic analysis tools for a graph database.

Software Developer Intern, Backend Mail


May 2017 – Aug 2017 Sunnyvale, CA
Constructing workflows for processing mail metadata.

Software Developer Intern, Portfolio Analytics

OMERS Capital Markets

May 2016 – Aug 2016 Toronto, ON
Building a web platform for portfolio analysis & visualization.