• Ph.D., Geodetic Science 2016, Ohio State University

    • M.S., Geodetic Science 2011, Ohio State University

    • B.S., Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2009, Information Engineering University., China

Research experiences

    • 09/2016 – present, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geography, UCLA

    • 09/2013 – 08/2016, Graduate Fellow, School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University

    • 01/2010 – 08/2013, Graduate Research Associate, School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University


Teaching experiences

Research fellowships and scholarships

    • Graduate School Entry Fellowship, Hong Kong Polytechnic University * 2010-11

    • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship ($30,000/year) 2013-2016

    • CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship ($5,000) 2013

    • Friends of Orton Hall Scholarship ($500) 2015

Research grants

    • NOAA Office of Weather and Air Quality Research (NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2018-2005521), “Evaluation and diagnosis of National Water Model simulations over CONUS using a novel snow reanalysis dataset” (PI: K.M. Andreadis, 09/2018 - 08/2020, Total Budget: $573,314, Role: proposal contributor, Status: funded)

    • NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography Science Team (NNH19ZDA001N-SWOTST), “Development of spatiotemporally continuous runoff using SWOT discharge data products” (PI: D.P. Lettenmaier, 06/2020 - 05/2024, Total Budget: $738,053, Role: collaborator & proposal contributor, Status: funded)

Awards and honorable mentions

    • Distinguished Senior PhD Student, OSU School of Earth Science 2015

    • Finalist in the 29th Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, OSU 2015

    • Finalist in the IEEE IGARSS student paper competition 2014

    • The Spieker Book Award, OSU School of Earth Sciences 2013

    • University Distinguished Students Scholarship 3rd Class, top 2.5% 2008

    • University Distinguished Students Scholarship 2nd Class, top 1.5% 2007

    • University Honored Student 2007

    • University Distinguished Students Scholarship 2nd Class, top 1.5% 2006

    • University Honored Student 2006

Fieldwork and workshops

    • High performance computing workshop, Ohio Supercomputing Center 2015

    • Pathfinder snow hydrology campaign, Southern Sierra CZO 2015

    • Hydrologic surveying with aerial photogrammetry, Sequoia Nat’l Park 2015

    • Snow spatial variability measurement campaign, Storm Peak Lab 2013

    • Advanced snow microstructure measurement campaign, Storm Peak lab 2011

    • Data assimilation workshop, UCLA 2011


University, departmental, and scientific community services:

    • Associate Editor, 2020–present, Journal of Hydrometeorology

    • Convener, 20182020, AGU Fall meeting session: Applications in Snow Hydrology -- Linking Seasonal Snow to Natural Processes and Society

    • Treasurer, 20122016, OSU student chapter of American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

    • Lecturer, 2014–2015, K-12 teacher career development workshop for Columbus City Schools

    • Coordinator, 2012, OSU School of Earth Sciences Climate, Water and Environment Symposium

Manuscript reviewer:

Proposal reviewer:

    • Proposal review for NASA and NSF

Academic Affiliations

    • American Geophysical Union

    • American Meteorological Society

    • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

* Tuition waiver + HK $40,000 stipend, did not enroll