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I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate atĀ Duke Department of Statistical Science, working with David Dunson. I received my Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning and a Concurrent M.S. degree in Statistical Science in 2016 from Duke University. My Ph.D. advisor was Lawrence Carin.

Before coming to Duke, I received my Master's and Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2010 and 2007, from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xidian University, respectively.

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in machine learning and Bayesian statistics. My research interests include:



Teaching and Mentoring

Instructor, Probability and Statistical Inference (Duke STA 111), Summer 2018

Data+ Mentor, Predicting Pancreatic Cancer from the EMR Data, [Slides, Media], May - July 2016

Teaching Assistant, Random Signal and Noise (Duke ECE 581), Fall 2012 and Fall 2013.


Charles R. Vail Memorial Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, ECE, Duke University, 2013 - 2014.

Reviewer/Program Committee Member

Work Experience

Research Intern, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, June 2014 - Aug. 2014.

Invited/Contributed Talks