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Short Bio

I am Professor of Computer Science department of Rutgers University. From 2005-2019 I was on faculty of Department of Computer ScienceStony Brook University. I received Ph.D degree from Department of Computer ScienceStanford University in 2004, under the guidance of Professor Leonidas Guibas and B.S. degree from the Special Class for the Gifted Young at University of Science and Technology of China in 1999. I spent the academic year 2004-2005 at Center for the Mathematics of InformationCalifornia Institute of Technology. I currently serve on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (ACM TOSN), International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications (IJCGA), and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (IEEE TNSE).

Research Interest

My research is in the intersection of Algorithm Design, Computational Geometry and Networking applications such as wireless, mobile, and sensor networks, and more recently social networks, trajectory data/privacy, and scheduling problems in robotics and networking.

My profile at Google Scholar. My cv is here. I work on the following projects at the moment.

1. Discrete Curvature of Networks and Graphs.
2. Social Contagions, Influence and Polarization.
3. Privacy in Sensing and Learning.
4. Network analysis of Human Connectome Data.

NEW: With a team of great colleagues, our proposal for AI Institute ACTION was selected as one of the 7 new NSF funded National AI Research Institutes in 2023.


NSF CAREER award in 2006.
ACM IMC Best Paper Award, 2009.
Stony Brook CS Department Research Excellence Award in 2012.
Stony Brook CS Department Excellence in Research and Graduate Teaching in 2016.
EWSN Best Paper Award, 2021.