I obtained my M.S. (2013) and Ph.D. (2015) in Aerospace Engineering (Flight Dynamics and Control) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As an undergraduate, I have studied at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Civil Aviation, in China. I defended my Ph.D. dissertation on the topic of Developments in Estimation and Control for Cloud-Enabled Automotive Vehicles. I was very fortunately advised by Prof. Ilya V. Kolmanovsky and Prof. Ella M. Atkins.


From June 2010 to July 2012, I worked at Shanghai Area Control Center as an Air Traffic Controller (We guide you home!). In the summers of 2014 and 2015, I was an intern at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, Dearborn MI. From January 2016 to August 2017, I worked at General Motors in the NextGen Powertrain Control group, Milforrd MI.

Since August 2017, I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. My main research interests include Cloud-Aided Decision Making, Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles, Intelligent Transportation System, Reinforcement Learning, and Smart Agriculture. I am a senior member of IEEE and a recipient of NSF CAREER Award.