Mr Qiming Bao

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


2020 - Present  Ph.D. Candidate, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (Supervised by Michael Witbrock and Jiamou Liu)
2019 - 2020  Research & Development Engineer at Advanced Institute of Information Technology (AIIT), Peking University, China (Supervised by Tao Wang)
2018 - 2019  Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2018 - 2019  Summer Researcher at Precision Driven Health, New Zealand
2018 - 2019  Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (First Class), The University of Auckland, New Zealand (Supervised by Jiamou Liu and Paul Denny)
2017             Summer Camp for Excellent College Students, University of Science and Technology of China, China
2017             Summer Camp for Excellent College Students, Nanjing University, China
2016 - 2018  Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (Supervised by Petteri Kaskenpalo)
2015 - 2017  Software Developer at the Mobile Software Development Lab, China Jiliang University, China (Supervised by Futian Yao)
2014 - 2018  Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Bachelor of Law in Intellectual Property, China Jiliang University, China (Supervised by Xiaozhu Chen and Ronghua Li)

Research | Current

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing 
  • Question Answering
  • Machine Reasoning

My research interests lie in the intersection between natural language processing and question answering. Recently my research mainly focuses on machine reasoning.

My main research activities involve natural language understanding; topics of interest include problem decomposition, knowledge acquisition, explanation, entailment and generate QA. I am also interested in the graph-based neural network.

Teaching | Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant & Teaching Assistant

COMPSCI 110 Introduction to Computer Systems (Course Marker)

COMPSCI 235 Software Development Methodologies (Tutor for students from both University of Auckland and Southwest University)

SOFTENG 325 Software Architecture (Tutor)

Lab Demonstrator


[2020] Ph.D. Research Project Scholarship, The University of Auckland
[2019] First-class Honours, The University of Auckland
[2019] Precision Driven Health Fellowship
[2018] Outstanding Graduated Student, Zhejiang Province (Top 1%)
[2018] The Honorable Mention of 2018 American Mathematics Modelling Contest (Top 10%)
[2017] Zhejiang Province Government Scholarship (Top 3%)
[2017] IBM Software Engineer in IBM Academic Initiative
[2016] National Scholarship (1 out of 1014)

Areas of expertise

  • Natural language processing & inference
  • Automated theorem proving
  • Machine reasoning
  • Knowledge representation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • New Zealand Tertiary Education Union
  • Broad AI Lab Lead by Prof. Michael Witbrock.(

    • Broad AI Lab:

    • GitHub page:

  • Liu AI Lab Lead by Dr. Jiamou Liu. (
    • Liu AI Lab:
  • China Computer Federation

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Bao, Q., Ni, L., & Liu, J. (2020). HHH: An Online Medical Chatbot System based on Knowledge Graph and Hierarchical Bi-Directional Attention. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3373017.3373049
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jiamou Liu


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 4, Room 420
New Zealand

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