I am a second year PhD student at Michael G. Foster School of Bussiness, University of Washington. I’m fortunate to work under the supervision of Professor Yong Tan.

My current research focuses on the design and evaluation of IT-enabled interventions, which can be further divided into two lines: On one hand, I am interested in how AI systems/market design/peers’ behavior affect users’ decision-making process and thereby influence economic value/social welfare. On the other hand, I am also interested in designing models/algorithms to understand dynamic processes and optimize policies. My research topics are quite broad, including Fintech, Social Media, Online Matching, Online Healthcare, Online Education, Video Game, Live Streaming/Short Video, Digital Marketing, etc. Methodologically, I leverage econometric/statistical models (including structural models), analytical models, field/lab experiments, and machine learning/deep learning (including reinforcement learning framework) to conduct design, analyze data, infer causality, and optimize policies.

I also enjoy cooperating with all kinds of enterprises to tackle real-world problems. People (e.g., managers, designers, and engineers) in the industry always inspire me.

Before my PhD career, I studied Information Management and Information Systems at School of Economics and Mangament, Tsinghua University. I was glad to cultivate research skills under the guidance of Professor Kevin Hong and Professor Bo Li during that period.

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose” —— Steve Jobs@Stanford, 2005