I currently work on problems related to (or motivated by) the effort to detect gravitational waves.
I did my Ph.D. at Caltech from 1999 to 2003 at Caltech,
under the supervision of Prof. Kip S.
Thorne. I graduated
from Peking University
(Beijing, China) in 1999;
my thesis advisor was Prof. Tan-sheng
Cheng (I also did
some research under Prof. Zheng-xiang
Before re- joining Caltech in 2007, I worked as a postdoc (2004)
under the direction of Prof. Bernard F.
Schutz, and then
junior research group leader (2005-08, hosted by
at the Max Planck Institute for
Gravitational Physics (also known as the Albert-Einstein
Institute, or the
AEI) in Golm, Germany. My AEI research group was supported by
the Alexander von Humboldt
the Sofja Kovalevskaya
My current research at Caltech is supported by the
and by Dr. David Groce
(Caltech B.S. ‘58 and
Ph.D. ‘63) and Mrs. Barbara
Groce. I am
especially grateful to David and Barbara, who have been supporting
me since I was a graduate student.