About me

I'm an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics (my website) 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 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. Currently I am leading a small group to develop bioinformatics and biostatistics tools and apply them on medical and biological problems.