Education

Ph.D in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles. 2010.

M. S. in Mathematics, Academy of Mathematics and System Science, Chinese Academy of Science. 2006.

B. S. in Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China. 2003.

Employment

2023 -- Present: Professor, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University.

2014 – 2023: Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

2013 – 2014: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine.

2010 – 2013: NTT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California.

Awards/Grants:

(Co-PI) NIH 1R21GM143506, "Method development for simultaneous automatic assignment and structure determination in protein NMR", 09/2022-08/2024. (collaborate with Chunyu Wang@RPI)

(PI) NSF SCALE MoDL (DMS-2401297, previous DMS-2134168), “Representation Learning via Variational Mean Field Theory”, 01/2022-12/2024. (collaborate with Tianyi Chen@RPI, Jie Chen@IBM (unpaid))

(PI) IBM AI Research Collaboration, 2019-2021.

(PI) NSF CAREER Award (DMS-1752934), “Geometry and Learning for Manifold-Structured Data in 3D and Beyond”, 2018-2023.

(PI) NSF DMS-1522645, “Geometric PDEs Based Methods for Analyzing Point Clouds in 3D and Higher”, 2015-2019.

(PI) American Mathematical Society Simons travel grant, 2013-2015.

(PI) Zumberge Individual Award, USC's James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, 2011-2012.

Shapiro International Fellowship, UCLA, 2006–2007.