Career and Education
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute, a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley. My research interests are machine learning applications for speaker recognition and multimedia. I completed my Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley in 2010, with an emphasis on applied machine learning and statistical signal processing. My Ph.D. advisor was Professor Nelson Morgan. I obtained my Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley in 2007, and a Bachelor's of Science and Engineering in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2005.
I was born in Beijing, China, and moved to the United States in 1989, growing up in the state of Minnesota. I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife. I am involved in a student organization called International Graduate Student Ministry (IGSM), a ministry for international graduate students on the UC Berkeley campus. My hobbies include chess, piano, foosball, traveling, photography, following a variety of sports, and cooking, among other things.