Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, May 2013 Dissertation title: Maximizing algebraic connectivity in air transportation networks Advisor: Professor Dengfeng Sun
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 2009
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China B.S. in Information Science and Control Theory, July 2007
Honors and Awards
NSF CAREER Award, 2021
GW-SEAS Engineers' Council Professor of the Year Award, 2021
Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Symposium on Air Traffic Management for Civil Aviation, 2020
Honoree, Stony Brook University 40 Under Forty, 2019
Keynote Speaker, SITRAER XVIII - Brazil Air Transportation Symposium, 2019
Best Paper Award, IEEE/CSAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (GNCC), 2018
Best Paper Award, International Conference for Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), 2018
Black and Veatch Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University College of Engineering, 2017
Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, 2013
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, George Washington University, January 2020 - Onward
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, Iowa State University, January 2015 - December 2019
Research Assistant, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, January 2010 - May 2013
Operations Research Consultant, American Airlines, June 2013 - December 2014, research and development for operation command center automation.
Research Intern, NASA Ames Research Center, May 2012 - August 2012, investigation of climate models and environmental impact of aviation.
Research Intern, Intelligent Automation Inc., May 2011 - August 2011, advanced analytics in a FAA NextGen project.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Senior Member
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Member
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Member