I am a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University. I am a member of The Omics and Informatics Cluster Hire in Auburn University. I received a BS from China majoring in Bioinformatics in 2009; a MHS in Biostatistics in 2011, from the Johns Hopkins University; another MSE in Computer Science in 2011, from the Johns Hopkins University. I joined the department right after obtaining my PhD in Computer Science and Informatics at Emory University in 2017. I also interned in CareerBuilder Data Science and Amazon Machine Learning in Summer 2014 and 2015 respectively. I mainly work on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. To be specific, my research focuses on the development of statistical and informatics methods for the analysis of high-throughput genetic, genomic and other omics data. Specific topics include: integrative analysis of next generation sequencing and GWAS array data; integrative analysis of multi-omics data, e.g. 1000 Genomes, Roadmap Epigenomics and ENCODE projects; analysis of genome-wide DNA modification data e.g. MeDIP-seq, hME-Seal, BS-seq, TAB-seq; analysis of 16S rRNA based metagenomic data. All methods developed have been implemented and released as free, open source software.