I am a lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. Prior to that, I was a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and led the reserach group on Combinatorics, Computing, and Randomness. I was affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence on "Multimodal Computing and Interaction" at the Saarland University from 2013 - 2015, and led the research group on Randomised Algorithms. I was awarded a Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, and worked at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley in 2014. I obtained a Bachelor Degree from Fudan University (2005), and a PhD from Fudan University (2010). I won the President Medal of Fudan University in 2004, awarded to 2 out of 45,000 students that year. My thesis won Shanghai Distinguished Dissertation Award. My main research areas range over the fields of spectral graph theory, applied probablity and statistics, combinatorial optimisation, matrix analysis, and machine learning.
some of my recent publications
a selection of my conference and invited talks
Last updatd on February 8, 2017