Curriculum Vitae

Education: 

Ph.D.Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDec 2017
Disertation: Extratropical Impacts on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity: Rossby Wave Breaking and Remote Impacts

M.Sc.

Atmospheric Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dec 2012
Thesis: Interannual Variability of the Atlantic Hadley Circulation in Boreal Summer and Its Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Activity

B.Sc. (Hons.)

Marine Meteorology

Ocean University of China

May 2011
Thesis: An Algorithm to Derive Melt Pond Coverage in the Arctic region using MODIS data

Work Experience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2015-2016
Teaching Assistant
• Tutored students in the courses of "Computing and Data Analysis" and "Mesoscale Meteorology"

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2011-2017
Research Assistant
• Demonstrated tropical and extratropical controls of troipical cyclone activity
• Revealed the cause of a high-profile failure in predicting Atlantic hurricane activity
• Clarified the life cycle of warm-season extratropical cyclones and their ties with weather–climate variability

Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, Ministry of Education, China

2010-2011
Research Assistant
• Analyzed flight data and implemented an algorithm for the remote sensing of Arctic melt ponds
• Provided real-time sea ice information for the decison-making of polar expeditions

Ocean University of China

2008-2009
Management Assistant
• Managed the daily operation of a computer laboratory that accommodates >300 students


Honors and Awards

Travel AwardLes Houches Summer School on Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics2017
Ogura Research AwardDept. Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC2014, 2017
Travel AwardRossbypalooza workshop, the University of Chicago2016
Research Poster AwardSchool of Earth, Society & Environment, UIUC 2013, 2014, 2016
Travel AwardGraduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2012
Outstanding ThesisOcean University of China2011
1st-class PrizeInnovation Program of National Experiment Teaching Center, China2011
Outstanding Research ProjectOcean University of China2010
Social Service AwardOcean University of China2009
2nd-class PrizeNational Ocean Sciences Contest, China2008
1st-class ScholarshipOcean University of China2008