Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D.Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFeb 2018
Disertation: Extratropical Impacts on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity: Rossby Wave Breaking and Remote Impacts


Atmospheric Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dec 2012
Thesis: Interannual Variability of the Atlantic Hadley Circulation in Boreal Summer and Its Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Activity

B.Sc. (Hons.)

Marine Meteorology

Ocean University of China

May 2011
Thesis: An Algorithm to Derive Melt Pond Coverage in the Arctic region using MODIS data

Work Experience

Citadel Americas, LLC2020-present
Weather Analyst
• Conduct scientific research and tranform deicision-making with cutting-edge research

Princeton University / GFDL

Postdoctoral Research Associate
• Investigate predictability of cyclone activity in climate prediction systems
• Spearhead fundamental research and assist the development of climate models

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Assistant
• Explored tropical and extratropical controls of Atlantic troipical cyclone activity
• Revealed the cause of a high-profile failure in predicting Atlantic hurricane activity
• Clarified the life cycle of warm-season extratropical cyclones and their ties with weather–climate variability

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Assistant
• Tutored students in the courses of "Computing and Data Analysis" and "Mesoscale Meteorology"

Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, Ministry of Education, China

Research Assistant
• Analyzed flight data and implemented an algorithm for the remote sensing of Arctic melt ponds
• Provided real-time sea ice information for the decision-making of polar expeditions

Ocean University of China

Management Assistant
• Managed the daily operation of a computer laboratory that accommodates >300 students

Honors and Awards

• Travel Award19th Cyclone Workshop, Germany2019
• Travel AwardThe Large Ensembles Workshop, NCAR2019
• Nominated ContenderCGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, UIUC2018
• Travel AwardLes Houches Summer School on Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics2017
• Ogura Research AwardDept. Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC2014, 2017
• Travel AwardRossbypalooza workshop, the University of Chicago2016
• Research Poster AwardSchool of Earth, Society & Environment, UIUC 2013,2014,2016
• Travel AwardGraduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2012
• Outstanding ThesisOcean University of China2011
• 1st-class PrizeInnovation Program of National Experiment Teaching Center, China2011
• Outstanding Research ProjectOcean University of China2010
• Social Service AwardOcean University of China2009
• 2nd-class PrizeNational Ocean Sciences Contest, China2008
• 1st-class ScholarshipOcean University of China2008