I am a Thomas D. Cabot associate professor in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University and a faculty associate at Harvard Unversity Center for the Environment (HUCE) and Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities. I received my bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 2007 from Zhejiang University and Ph.D. degree in Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS) in 2013 from California Institute of Technology. Then I did one-year postdoctoral research in Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I started my appointment as an assistant professor at Harvard in 2014.
My research lies in the learning, optimization, and control of network systems, with particular applications to cyber-physical systems. The goal is to develop foundational theories and tools to explore and exploit real-world system structures that can lead to computationally efficient and distributed solutions and apply them to improve systems operations and architecture. My research has been interdisciplinary in nature, integrating mathematical tools including data analysis, game theory, information theory, dynamical programming, reinforcement learning, optimization, and control. I have received NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR YIP Award, ONR YIP Award, Donald P. Eckman Award, Harvard Climate Change Solution Fund, Harvard PSE Accelerator Award, CDC best student paper award finalist, CCTA best student paper award finalist (as an adviser) etc.