I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Before that, I was a CSoI (Center for Science of Information) postdoctoral fellow jointly with Stanford University and Princeton University. From 2015-2017, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and Tel Aviv University. I obtained the Ph.D. degree at the University of California, San Diego in 2015. I attended the Academic Talent Program and obtained the B.E. degree at Tsinghua University, China in 2009.

My research focuses on two important aspects of information processing—practical low-complexity algorithms for communication and compression, and the theoretical limits on information flow over networks. More broadly, I am interested in developing tools in information theory, coding theory, communication theory, and graph theory for emerging practical challenges in the era of big data.


Kaiser 4112, ECE, UBC

5500-2332 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4




  • I am looking for curious and self-motivated postdocs, PhD students, Master students, and undergraduate students to join my group. If you are interested in working with me, whether through a multi-year graduate program, or via a several-month summer project, please send me an email with your CV.


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Last updated: March 1, 2019