I am a Ph.D. candidate at Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute in Columbia University, co-advised by Prof. Nikolaus Kriegeskorte and Prof. Ning Qian. I am interested in a variety of stuff ranging from geometric topology and dynamical systems to Bayesian statistics and machine learning, as well as their applications to neuroscience, genomics, and cognitive sciences.
I graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle (UW), in the NIH-funded Computational Neuroscience Training Program with B.S. in Applied & Computational Mathematics and B.A. in Psychology with Honors. I still maintain close collaborations and affliations with Columbia Department of Systems Biology and UW Department of Applied Mathematics.
I am very grateful to have mentors and collaborators with whom I have the honor to work on various interesting problems spanning vision neuroscience, mathematical biology, genome sciences, protein design, artificial intelligence, computational psychiatry and human-computer interaction. I also maintain close industrial collaborations with IBM Research and Microsoft Research.
Research by areas: neuroscience (NS), machine learning (ML), computer vision (CV), geometric topology (GT), systems biology (SB), applied mathematics (AM), human-computer interaction (HCI), Bayesian statistics (BS), translational medicine (TM) .
|2017||now||IBM Research HQ||CompNeuro & AI Foundation Groups||||NS,ML,CV,GT,TM|
|2017||2017||Microsoft Research HQ||EPIC Group||||NS,CV,HCI|
|2018||now||Columbia University||Visual Inference Group, Kriegeskorte Lab||||NS,ML,CV,GT|
|2018||now||NeuroTheory Center, Qian Lab||||NS,ML,CV,GT,BS|
|2018||2018||Dept. of Systems Biol., Rabadan Lab||||SB,ML,GT|
|2017||2017||Dept. of CS, Pe’er Lab||||SB,ML,TM|
|2017||2017||University of Washington||UbiComp Lab of CSE & EE, Patel Lab||HCI,ML,TM|
|2015||2017||Institute for Protein Design, Baker Lab||||SB|
|2016||2016||Dept. of Applied Math, Qian Lab||AM,SB|
|2014||2016||Vision Neuroscience Group, Olavarria Lab||||NS,CV|
|2014||2017||BIME||State Key Lab of Pathogen & Biosecurity||||SB,AM,TM|
|2013||2013||BGI Research HQ||Personalized Genome Group||SB,TM|
I am always curious about the world and I like exploring new things. Although New York Manhattan is a much more crowded and monochromatic place than the scenic Seattle Washington with all the natural beauty, I try to maintain my hobbies in skateboarding and longbaording (well, kayaking is obviously not gonna happen here). Beyond my footsteps, I enjoy traveling to different places (so far only 3 continents reached) - I am planning a roadtrip across Northern Europe some time soon.
Other than these life bits, I play flute and am currently learning guitar, the Jazz-style, (at least while my neighbors and my cats can still bear it).