About me

I'm an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at University of Calgary, hosted by the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Additionally, I have a joint appointment in the Dept. of Medical Genetics and an adjunct appointment in the Dept. of Math and Stat (my website in math/stat). I am a member of Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute and O'Brien Institute for Public Health.

I graduated from Peking University with a PhD in Applied Mathematics (majoring in software engineering). After graduation I worked in IBM Research for a year on reparation of programming errors leading to memory leak. Then I entered the exciting biological world, starting by serving for path-finding international genomics projects including human 1000 Genomes Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, plant 1001 Genomes Project at the Gregor Mendel Institute, and Genotype-Tissue Expression Project at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During the course, I have developed various computational and statistical tools for genetics and genomics.

Currently I am leading a small group to develop bioinformatic and biostatistic tools and apply them on medical and biological problems. My work have been published in leading journals including Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, Bioinformatics, PLoS Comp Biol, and Genetic Epidemiology. I served as a reviewer for established journals including Bioinformatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Cell, Molecular Biology & Evolution, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications, Nucleic Acids Research, PLoS Comp Biol, Science, Trends in Genetics, and various journals in the field of statistics.

If you are interested in joining our group, please refer to my university website for my brief biography and contacts. A more detailed CV of mine can be found in my Linked-in site.