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Hi! I'm Qianru(Esther) Lao (劳倩茹).

I will graduate from Harvard University in May 2025. I worked as an R&D intern in Alibaba Cloud, and Software Engineer intern in Google. I am interested in learning, working on and building various systems.


Harvard University, US
M.E. in Computer Engineer
Sep. 2023 - Present
Sun Yat-sen University, China
B.E. in Computer Science
Sep. 2018 - Jun. 2023
Overall GPA: 4.0/4.0, 94.41/100
Ranking: 1/172

Work Experience

Alibaba Cloud , Hangzhou, China
Storage System R&D Intern, Yunxiao Team
Focused on optimizing the distributed storage system of Yunxiao.
May. 2023 - Aug. 2023
Google , Shanghai, China
Software Engineer Intern, Google Pay Team
Worked on a GPay infra.
Jul. 2022 - Oct. 2022
Google , Beijing, China
Software Engineer Intern, Data Solution Team
Developed features for Google's internal data portal.
Jul. 2021 - Oct. 2021

Research Experience

Northeastern University , Boston, US
Research Intern, Visual Intelligence Lab
Supervisor: Prof. Huaizu Jiang
Project: Person-centric Visual Grounding
Oct. 2022 - Mar. 2023

Awards & Honors

  • China National Scholarship x 2 (Top 1%), Ministry of Education of PRC, 2019, 2021
  • First-Prize Scholarship x 3 (Top 1%), Sun Yat-sen University, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Generation Google Scholarship Google, 2020


  1. Big fan of movies and TV series.
  2. I like ball games. e.g. badminton, (table) tennis, basketball, football, billiard...
  3. One of my dreams is to travel around the world.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can change,
and the wisdom to know the difference.