I am working as a Teaching Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I have also been appointed as Graduate Faculty of the Graduate College and Faculty Affiliate of the Illinois Informatics at UIUC. In addtion, I am affiliated with the Social Sensing & Intelligence Lab at UIUC as a Senior Researcher. Before that I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in iSchool at UIUC. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame advised by Prof. Dong Wang. I also worked as the W. J. Cody Research Associate at Argonne National Laboratory.

Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, UIUC
  • Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE ASONAM
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention, IEEE SMARTCOMP
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, University of Notre Dame
  • Video Presentation Award, ACM/IEEE IWQoS
  • W. J. Cody Associates, Argonne National Laboratory
  • IEEE Student Travel Award, IEEE BigData
  • Data Science Scholar Fellowship, Indiana University
  • First Class Scholarship, Wuhan University