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I am currently a postdoc in the Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University. My supervisors are Dr. Daniel Appelö and Dr. Yingda Cheng.

Research Interest

  • Computational methods for kinetic problems, wave equations, electromagnetics

    • Finite element method, finite difference method, embedded boundary method
    • Structure preserving methods: asymptotic preserving method, positivity preserving method, energy stable method
    • Fast solvers and preconditioners
  • Characterization and control prolbems for quatum computing

  • Reduced order modeling


  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States, 08/2015-08/2020.
    Advisor: Dr. Fengyan Li

  • B.S. in Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China, 09/2011-07/2015


  • The Joaquin B. Diaz Prize, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2020
  • Founders Award of Excellence, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2018