I am currently a Ph.D. student (5th year) in computer science department at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), co-supervised by Prof. ChengXiang Zhai and Prof. Jian Peng. I have also fortunately been supervised by Prof. Saurabh Sinah, Prof. Jiawei Han and Prof. Trey Ideker in some interesting projects. I expect to graduate in January 2018.

In general, I am interested in computational biology, machine learning and natural language processing. My PhD thesis is about mining large genomics data for precision cancer therapy. Recently, I am working on developing computational models to predict drug combination synergistic effect and understand tumor heterogeneity. I am also interested in analyzing and integrating various of bioloical dataset including genomics data, pharmacology data, literature data, clinical data and interactome data. My long term research goal is to use computational method to advance cancer research and neurodegenerative disease research.

Prior to joining UIUC, I obtained B.S. degree in Computer Science at Peking University in 2013. During my undergraduate study, I had been working on social network analysis and recommender system, supervised by Prof. Ming Zhang.

I interned at Microsoft Research for two summers. In summer 2014, I worked with Dr. Ryen White and Dr. Eric Horvitz on mining adverse drug reactions from search log. In summer 2015, I worked with Dr. Hoifung Poon, Dr. Chris Quirk, Dr. Kristina Toutanova and Dr. Scott Yih on discovering novel drug combinations for leukaemia patients in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University.

I like reviewing papers. I am a reviewer for RECOMB, GLBIO, IEEE BIBM, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and AIRS.