I am currently finishing my PhD at Seismological Laboratory and Tectonic Observatory (California Institude of Technology) where I also got my Msc of Geophysics in 2009. My research is focused on the earthquake physics, where I use both observational and numerical approaches for problem solving. Throughout my PhD, I have mainly worked with Jean-Paul Ampuero on development of advanced source imaging techniques with applications on recent large earthquakes, such as the 2010 Haiti and Chilean, the 2011 Tohoku-Oki, and the 2012 off-Sumatra earthquakes. The observational constraint from such fine imaging allows me to conduct dynamic simulations to address open questions in earthquake physics.
During my PhD, I have also worked with Joann Stock on developing new numerical techniques to quantify the marine magnetic anomaly patterns. This work allows to locate the paleo-magnetic equator and constrain the past motion of the pacific plate.
Previously, I received my BSc in Geosciences from Nanjing University in 2007. For my undergrad thesis, I worked with Hongwei Yin on modelling crustal deformation and salt dome evolution with the discrete element method.