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 Gao).
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 Prof. Schutz and Prof. Karsten Danzmann), 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 Foundation, through the Sofja Kovalevskaya Award.
My current research at Caltech is supported by the National Science Foundation, 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.