Short biography

Education

Columbia University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

  • Ph.D. in operations research (2006)
    Dissertation: The TV-L1 Model: Theory, Computation, and Applications.
    Advisor: Donald Goldfarb

  • M.Phil. / M.S. in operations research (2006 / 2003)

Nanjing University, Department of Mathematics

  • B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (2001)

Working experience

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Mathematics
Professor (2013 – present)

Rice University, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Associate Professor (2012 – 2013)
Assistant Professor (2006 – 2012)

Siemes Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ
Part-time Technical Employee (2004 – 2006)

Awards

Morningside Medal (2016) Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2009)
NSF CAREER Award (2008)