Awards & Activities

Graduate Awards

  1. ICSA Student Paper Award, International Chinese Statistical Association. Apr. 2018
  2. Dissertation Completion Award, University of Georgia. Jun. 2018-May 2019
  3. Research Development Grant, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia. Mar. 2018
  4. ASA Student Paper Award Finalist, Nonparametric Statistics Section, American Statistical Association. Jan. 2018
  5. Best Beginning PhD Student, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia. Apr. 2016
  6. National Scholarship for Graduate Students, Ministry of Education of China. Apr. 2013


  1. Topic-Contributed Section, Joint Statistical Meetings, to be in Jul. 2018
  2. Invited Presentation, ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, to be in Jun. 2018
  3. Poster, UGA-Clemson Joint Seminar, University of Georgia, Mar. 2018
  4. Poster, Graduate Students and Postdocs Research Day, UGA, Apr. 2018
  5. Poster, 2018 Integrative Research & Ideas Symposium (IRIS), UGA, Apr. 2018
  6. Invited Presentation, Central University of Finance & Economics, Jan. 2017

Research Collaborations

  • Miska Laboratory, Cambridge University, 2016-Present
    – non-coding RNA (piRNA in particular), and genome stability in C. elegans
  • Hong Laboratory, University of Warwick, 2017-Present
    – plant virology, and siRNA in plants (N. tabacum and Solanum lycopersicum)
  • Leung Laboratory, Purdue University, 2017-Present
    – neurobehavioral study in D. rerio.

Teaching Activities

  • STAT 4230 (Spring 2018) Applied Linear Regression: lecturing, homework preparation and grading.
  • STAT 2000 (Fall 2014-Spring 2016) Introduction to Statistics: computer lab lecturing, exercise session
  • STAT 8530 (Spring 2017) Advanced Statistical Inference: lecturing (partly), grading and solution preparation, discussion session.
  • STAT 6800 (Fall 2017) Advanced Linear Algebra: grading and solution preparation.
  • STAT 8260 (Fall 2016) Multivariate Analysis: grading and solution preparation.

Synergetic Activities

Review for Journal
  • Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Frontiers in Genetics
  • Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence
  • American Statistical Association, 2015-Present
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2015-Present
  • International Chinese Statistical Association, 2018-Present
Outreach Activities
  • Judge for Senior Section, Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, Georgia, Mar. 2018
  • Invited Presentation, Lambert High School, Georgia, Feb. 2018