This page is no longer maintained. I'll be joining New Jersey Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in 2021. Please find my new webpage here.
I'm mainly interested in the field of Data Mining (especially spatio-temporal data mining) and Reinforcement Learning. Last year, I got my Ph.D. in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, advised by Dr. Zhenhui (Jessie) Li. Before joining Penn State in 2017, I received my master and bachelor degree from Beihang University (BUAA) majoring in Computer Science, working with Prof. Jinpeng Huai and Dr. Tianyu Wo.
I've always been excited about real-world applications in industry. I interned at DiDi Research for 9 months working with Dr. Pinghua Gong and Prof. Jieping Ye on building online and offline models for carpooling recommendation, payment habits prediction and subsidy optimization. I also interned at Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research & Development Group as an intern working on integrating knowledge-based question answering methods into Microsoft's chatbot - XiaoIce. Supervised by Yue Liu, I also work with Dr. Nan Duan in MSRA on end-to-end answer prediction. I also had an exciting internship in Hangzhou City Brain Research with my advisor, working on intelligent transportation, espcially using reinforcement learning for traffic signal control.