Curriculum vitae

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Postdoc Researcher | Leiden Observatory, Leiden University

September 2016 -- present | Leiden, The Netherlands

  • Formation, Evolution, and Habitability of Planetary System
  • Dynamical coevolution of planetary systems and star clusters
  • Deep learning in astronomy/astrophysics
  • Dwarf planets, minor objects, and the Oort cloud
  • High-performance computing and high-availability distributed  le systems

Visiting Scholar / Student Fellow

  • Institute for Advanced Study, May 2018 - June 2018, Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Chalmers University of Technology, March 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Aug 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • Advanced Institute for Computational Sciences, RIKEN, July 2017 – Aug 2017, Kobe, Japan
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Jul 2015 – Sep 2015, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Jun 2014 – Aug 2014, Toronto, Canada
  • Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, Feb & Jun 2013, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum für Astronomie, Jan & Jul 2013, Heidelberg, Germany



Chinese Academy of Sciences | Ph.D. in Astrophysics

September 2011 -- July 2016 | Beijing, China

South China Agricultural University | B.Sc. in Computer Science

September 2007 -- July 2011 | Guangzhou, China


Professional Services

Student Supervision

At Leiden University, I have supervised 6 master students for their master research projects (planetary system dynamics, machine learning) and 10 undergraduate students (planetary system dynamics, computational astrophysics), as of July 2018.

As a referee

  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS)
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A)
  • Geological Quarterly (GQ)

Scientific Organizing Committee Memberships

  • Third Dutch Star Cluster Meeting, Feb – Oct 2017, Leiden
  • Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Program for Summer Students (LEAPS), Nov 2016 – Aug 2017, Leiden
  • Formation of the Solar System and the Origin of Life, Sep 2016 – Feb 2017, Lorentz Center, Leiden
  • IAU Symposium #312: “Star clusters and black holes in galaxies across cosmos time”, July – Aug 2014, Chinese
  • Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Part-time IT Specialist

  • Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Sep 2011 – Jun 2016, Beijing
  • National Astronomical Observatory of China, Sep 2012 – Aug 2016, Beijing




Over 100,000 lines: Python • C/C++ • Java (certified) • LATEX

Over 10,000 lines: Fortran • JavaScript • CSS • HTML

Familiar: PHP • MySQL • Matlab • Mathematica

Spoken & Written

Native: Chinese, Cantonese
Advanced: English
Basic: Dutch, French


Grants, Awards & Professional Memberships

  • Postdoc fellowship, Leiden Observatory (2016-2019)
  • KIAA-CAS postdoc fellowship (2016, declined)
  • Member of the European Astronomical Society (since 2017)
  • Junior member of the International Astrononomical Union (since 2018)
  • Junior member of the International Astronomical Union (effective since August 2018)
  • 1.5 Million computing hours on the Dutch Supercomputer Cartesius (Nov 2017, Mar 2018)
  • Leids Kerkhoven-Bosscha Fonds (LKBF) grant for international conference attendance (2017, 2018)
  • PhD fellowship, National Astronomical Observatory of China (2011-2016)
  • Outstanding PhD candidate at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012/13/14/15)
  • NAOC-AMD joint scholarship (2015)


Conferences & Presentations


  • The 2nd Workshop on Star and Planet Formation Simulation in the Post-K Era, Kobe, Japan (Oct 2018)
  • IBM THINK conference, IBM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Oct 2018)
  • Leiden Observatory Science Day, Leiden University, The Netherlands (Sept 2018)
  • SFB881 (Sonderforschungsbereich) Workshop, Heidelberg University (Aug 2018)
  • IAS informal astrophysical seminar, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA (June 2018)
  • Netherlands Astronomy Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands (May 2018)
  • Nanjing University Science Forum of Youth Talents, Nanjing, China (May 2018)
  • NOVA Network II meeting, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (Oct 2017)
  • Third Dutch Cluster Meeting, Leiden, The Netherlands (Oct 2017)
  • MODEST-17, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (Sep 2017)
  • “Moving Planets Around” writing workshop, RIKEN/AICS, Kobe, Japan (Aug 2017)
  • Second Dutch Star Cluster Meeting, API/University of Amsterdam (Feb 2017)
  • SFB (Sonderforschungsbereich) Workshop, Heidelberg University (June 2016)
  • Beijing-Nanjing Bilateral Astrophysics Workshop, Peking University, Beijing (May 2016)
  • 6th China-Korea Workshop on Stellar Dynamics and Gravitational Waves, National Astronomical Observatory of China (Dec 2015)
  • Annual meeting of the Chinese Astronomical Society, Peking University, Beijing (Oct 2015)
  • 5th China-Korea Workshop on Stellar Dynamics and Gravitational Waves, Seoul National University (Dec 2014)
  • The International Summer-Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics Conference, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto (Aug 2014)
  • 4th China-Korea Workshop on Stellar Dynamics and Gravitational Waves, National Astronomical Observatory of China (Dec 2013)
  • European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, University of Turku, Finland (Jul 2013)
  • Hands-on Workshop on Computational Astrophysics, Lorentz Center, Leiden (Feb 2013)
  • 3rd China-Korea Workshop on Stellar Dynamics and Gravitational Waves, Seoul National University (Dec 2012)


  • 72th Dutch Astronomy Conference, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (May 2017)
  • ISC High Performance, Frankfurt, Germany (Jun 2016)
  • Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop, Caltech, California, USA (Jul 2015)
  • MODEST-15, University of Concepcion, Chile (Mar 2015)
  • IAU Symposium #312: Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies Across Cosmos Time, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China (Aug 2014)


  • Formation of the Solar System and the Origin of Life, Lorentz Center, Leiden (Feb 2017)
  • NOVA Network II meeting, University of Amsterdam (Feb 2017)
  • Contemporary physical challenges in Heliospheric and Astrophysical Models, Ghent (Oct 2016) • GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA, Amsterdam (Sep 2016)
  • Astro-GR: Gravitational Wave Astronomy 2012, Beijing (Sep 2012)
  • IAU XXVIII General Assembly, Beijing (Aug 2012)