"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"  - Isaac Asimov 

What I enjoy most about research are the challenges of working on unsolved and unexplored problems, and the creativity and innovation involved in the research process. 

My first experiences with research were as an undergraduate, including a project on tropical cyclones at the 
Ocean University of China (OUC) and another on spacecraft trajectories at UCLA. These projects allowed me to synthesize the knowledge from my undergraduate courses and to take things a step further by using contributing new ideas for how to apply mathematical tools to a specific problem. 

My post-bachelor work experience as an algorithm development engineer at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory got me excited about working on real-world problems with engineers as part of an interdisciplinary team. This experience led me to pursue a PhD at the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering  at Stanford University.

Please feel free to browse the following pages to learn more about my research experiences and accomplishments: