I am currently a Lamont Associate Research Professor (junior staff) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. I research the general circulation of the atmosphere, including the midlatitude jet streams, storm tracks and monsoon circulation, using observations and numerical model simulations. My recent research projects focus on understanding the interactions between the atmosphere and the Arctic sea ice as well as understanding the summertime troposphere-stratosphere coupling and implications for extreme weather events and air pollutions. Before joining Lamont, I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University and before that, a postdoctoral research associate at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. I received my Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University in 2011.
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 2012
B.S., Physics, Special Class for the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China, 2006