Curriculum Vitae

Professional Positions

Research Assistant (2013.06 – 2020.05*)

Health Information Privacy Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University
  • Developed accurate estimation methods for Quasi-Identifier anonymity;
  • Risk assessment, Risk management for identifiability disclosure in genomics research;
  • Developed a game theoretical framework on privacy protection during sensitive data sharing.

Researcher (2016.06 – 2020.05*)

Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings, Vanderbilt University
  • Developed models to quantify the risk of genomic data re-identification.

Teaching Assistant (2012.08 – 2013.05)

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
  • Graded and taught help-sessions on Discrete Structures and Introduction to Programming with MATLAB (which is available on Coursera since April 15, 2015).

Research Assistant (2011.01 – 2012.06)

@ Center for Information Engineering Science Research, Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Compared performance evaluation metrics (e.g. root-mean-square error) for estimation algorithms.

Information-technology Talent Program (ITP) Member and Intern (2009.06 – 2010.12)

@ Ministry of Education Key Lab for Intelligent Networks & Network Security, Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Proposed a honeynet-based collaborative defense framework, and improved a blacklisting algorithm;
  • Supported and Tested Botwarden – A Botnet Detecting and Tracking System;
  • Presented to National 863 Plan Committee, State Secrecy Bureau of China, and Angelltech Inc.

*: Expected.

Professional Services

Reviewer (Since 2014)

He has been a (peer) reviewer for:

Computer Science Courses

Vanderbilt University

  • CS 396 (8396) Special Topics – Data Privacy in Biomedicine (A-)
  • CS 388 (6388) Model-Integrated Computing (A+)
  • CS 381 (6381) Advanced Operating Systems (Distributed Systems) Principles (A)
  • CS 362 (6362) Machine Learning (A)
  • CS 360 (6360) Advanced Artificial Intelligence (B+)
  • CS 310 (6310) Design and Analysis of Algorithms (B+)
  • CS 292 (3892) Special Topics – Big Data (A)
  • CS 292 (3892) Special Topics – Cloud Computing (A)
  • CS 285 (4285) Network Security (A)
  • CS 283 (4283) Computer Networks (A)

Xi’an Jiaotong University

  • Network Security (98/100)
  • Computer Networks and Communication(87/100)
  • Database (84/100)
  • Operating System (94/100)
  • Data Structures and Algorithm (87/100)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (94/100)
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (86/100)
  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (89/100)
  • Discrete Mathematics (90/100)
  • Fundamentals of Programming (83/100)
  • Fundamentals of Computer (94/100)
  • Microcomputer Principles and Interface Techniques (93/100)
  • Computer Control Techniques (93/100)
  • Mathematical Modeling (85/100)
  • Probability Theory and Stochastic Process (100/100)
  • Functions of Complex Variables and Integral Transformations (100/100)
  • Analog Electronics (94/100)
  • Digital Logic Circuit (89/100)
  • Digital Signal Processing (90/100)
  • Signals and Systems (82/100)
  • Methods of System Engineering (91/100)
  • Multisensor Information Fusion (94/100)
  • Distributed Control (93/100)
  • Automatic Control Theory (80/100)
  • Intelligent Control (92/100)

 

Selected Course Projects

  • A Game Theoretic Framework for Protecting Genomic Privacy, Preliminary Exam (Spring 2015)
  • Freelancer Recommender System based on Mahout, Big Data (Spring 2014)
  • Community Detection in Social Networks, Machine Learning (Spring 2014)
  • More Accurate Estimation of Quasi-Identifier Anonymity, Data Privacy in Biomedicine (Spring 2013)
  • Instant Messenger with Multimedia Messages, Computer Networks (Spring 2013)
  • Security and Privacy Preservation in Healthcare Data Flows, Advanced Operating Systems Principles (Fall 2012)
  • Botnet attacks on Cyber-Physical Systems, Network Security (Fall 2012)

 

Awards and Honors

2018

  • 2018 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics Best Papers, One of the best papers (2018.08)

2017

  • Vanderbilt University Graduate Student Travel Grant, $500 USD (2017.03)

2016

  • 2016 iDASH Privacy and Security Competition Track 1, Winner (2016.11)
  • iDASH Travel Award, $1,250 USD (2016.11)

2010

  • Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) Outstanding Graduate, Top 2% (2010.12)
  • XJTU Outstanding Student, Top 10% (2010.09)
  • Hainan Airlines Chi Hong Scholarship (~$3,000 USD), Top 60 graduates in China (2010.09)
  • COMAP’s Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Honorable Mention (2010.02)
  • XJTU Mathematical Contest in Modeling (English) , First Prize (2010.01)

2009

  • China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Second Prize (2009.09)
  • XJTU Outstanding Student, Top 10% (2009.09)
  • XJTU Siyuan Scholarship, Top 10% (2009.09)
  • XJTU Mathematical Contest in Modeling, First Prize (2009.06)
  • XJTU ACM/ICPC Collegiate Programming Contest, Third Prize (2009.04)
  • COMAP’s Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, Successful Participant (2009.02)

2008

  • China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Second Prize (2008.09)
  • XJTU Outstanding Student, Top 10% (2008.09)
  • XJTU Fuji Xerox (Shenzhen) Scholarship, Top 5% (2008.09)
  • XJTU Mathematical Contest in Modeling, First Prize (2008.06)

2006

  • XJTU Siyuan Scholarship, Top 10% (2006.09)

 

Technical Skills

Programming Languages: Python, MATLAB, Java, C/C++, VB, Delphi, MASM, CORBA, UML;

Simulation Platforms: MATLAB Simulink, LabVIEW, OMNeT++, GME, Formula;

Network Security Tools: VMware, GnuPG, OpenSSL, Netcat, Nessus, Wireshark, Sniffer;

Website Development: HTML, PHP, ASP, JavaScript, SQL Server, Dreamweaver;

Big Data: Mahout, Scala, Spark, Hive;

Cloud Computing: Hadoop, Hbase.

 

Leadership and Memberships

Vanderbilt University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (VUCSSA) (2015.05 – 2018.05)

  • Position: Vice President General, Vice President of IT
  • Activities: Spring Festival Gala, Mid-Autumn Festival Gala, 3v3 Basketball Championship, Badminton Championship, administrations of the official website and the mailing list, etc.

Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) EIE Class 72 (2010.09 – 2011.09)

  • Position: Class President
  • Activities: Parties.

XJTU Changshu Student Club (2006.09–2011.06)

  • Position: Founder
  • Activities: Parties, communication, networking and consulting.

XJTU Office of Admissions (2009.03 – 2010.03)

  • Position: Student Assistant
  • Activities: XJTU 2009&2010 SCGY admission interview.

XJTU Taekwondo Association (2008.09 – 2009.09)

  • Position: Core Member
  • Activities: XJTU New Year Evening Gala Show, XJTU Taekwondo Contest.

XJTU Sports Department in Undergraduate Students’ Union (2007.09 – 2008.02)

  • Position: Core Organizer
  • Activities: XJTU Undergraduate Basketball Contest, XJTU Undergraduate Football Contest.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2014.01 – present)

  • Position: Member

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2015.01 – present)

  • Position: Member

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2016.11 – present)

  • Position: Member
  • Activities: AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium.

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) (2016.09 – present)

  • Position: Member

European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) (2016.12 – present)

  • Position: Member

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (2017.03 – present)

  • Position: Member
  • Activities: AAAI 2017 Spring Symposia.

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) (2015.09 – present)

  • Position: Member

 

*: Expected.