Research Experiences

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT

  • Research Fellow, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley

  • Ph.D. Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) & Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Visiting Student, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, Aug., 2020 - Dec., 2020

Selected Awards

  • Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) Ph.D. Thesis Award

  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) Outstanding Paper Award

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) TC Best-Paper Award

  • Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley

  • Linde + CAST Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship, Caltech CMS & CSIS (declined)

  • Hong, McCully, and Allen Fellowship ($12000, highest fellowship in ECE), UIUC, 2018-2020

  • YEE Fellowship Award

  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3), UIUC

  • James M. Henderson Fellowship, UIUC

  • Best Poster Award of the PSERC IAB meeting, 2015

  • Beijing Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, Beijing

  • National Scholarship, Tsinghua University

  • Meritorious Winner of Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2014

  • Comprehensive First-Class Scholarship of Tsinghua University (top 5%), 2012 & 2013

Professional Services & Activities

  • Area chair for ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, UAI

  • Committee Member for Rising Stars in Machine Learning founded at Maryland

  • Organizer of the online seminar series Games, Decisions & Networks

  • Reviewer for International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research (Math OR), Operations Research (OR), IEEE Trans. Automatic Control (TAC), Automatica, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP), IEEE Trans. Smart Grid (TSG), IEEE Trans. Power Systems (TPS), IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), System & Control Letters, IEEE Communications Letters (CL), IEEE American Control Conf. (ACC), IEEE Control and Decision Conf. (CDC), Learning for Dynamics & Control Conf. (L4DC), IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communications (ICC)

  • President of Tsinghua University Alumni Association (THU-AA) in UIUC, Sept., 2019 - Present