Hi, I am a first-year Ph.D. student at Multimedia Laboratory (MMLAB), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, supervised by Prof. Dahua Lin. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor’s degree in the EE Department at NJU. My research interests focus on generative models and visual content creation. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in my work :)



  • 2023.08 - Present  Ph.D. in Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2019.09 - 2023.06  B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering, Nanjing University

Research Projects

†: corresponding author; *:equal contribution

arXiv preprint

SparseCtrl: Adding Sparse Controls to Text-to-Video Diffusion Models

Yuwei Guo, Ceyuan Yang, Anyi Rao, Maneesh Agrawala, Dahua Lin, Bo Dai

[Paper]  [Project]  [Code]

ICLR'24 (spotlight)

AnimateDiff: Animate Your Personalized Text-to-Image Models without Specific Tuning

Yuwei Guo, Ceyuan Yang, Anyi Rao, Zhengyang Liang, Yaohui Wang, Yu Qiao, Maneesh Agrawala, Dahua Lin, Bo Dai

[Paper]  [Project]  [Code (7.5k stars)]


Dynamic Storyboard Generation in an Engine-based Virtual Environment for Video Production

Anyi Rao*, Xuekun Jiang*, Yuwei Guo, Linning Xu, Lei Yang, Libiao Jin, Dahua Lin, Bo Dai

[Paper]  [Project]

Selected Awards

  • 2023.04  Hong Kong PhD Fellowship
  • 2023.04  CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • 2020.10  China National Scholarship


  • 2023.11  Invited talk at Kunlun 2050 Research.


  • Reviewer: SIGGRAPH’24, ACM MM’24


  • IERG4998  Final Year Project, Fall 2023
  • IERG4998  Final Year Project, Spring 2024