Welcome to my homepage! I am an assistant professor in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) @ Tsinghua University.
I received my Ph.D. from the EE department @ University of Southern California in August 2011. My advisor was Prof. Michael Neely. I was then a postdoctoral researcher in the EECS department @ UC Berkeley from July 2011 to August 2012, working with Prof. Kannan Ramchandran and Prof. Jean Walrand. Prior to my Ph.D., I received my B.E. from Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou, China, and my M.S. from Columbia University, New York City, both in EE.
I have been a visiting professor at Bell-labs France, Microsoft Research Asia, and the Institute of Network Coding @ CUHK and a visiting scholar at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) @ MIT. I was also a visiting scientist at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at Berkeley in Fall 2016. I was selected into China's Youth 1000-talent program (青年千人计划) in 2013, and was awarded the Tsinghua University Distinguished Teaching Award (良师益友) in 2014. Here is an interview article about me by CCCF in 2014.
My research interests lie in the areas of online learning, network optimization, online algorithm design, networking, smart grid and sharing economy (see Research).
Students (招生): I am constantly looking for highly motivated students (undergrad and graduate) who are interested in learning and optimization, stochastic modeling and performance analysis, algorithm design, and system implementations. Please email me if you are interested.