I am currently a final year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), working with Prof. Alexie Leauthaud and Prof. Sandra Faber on the galaxy formation and observational cosmology. My research interests focus on the co-evolution between galaxy and dark matter, and the link between galaxy structure and the quenching process. My PhD thesis will focus on building a new medium-band imaging survey "Merian Survey" which we will use 64 full nights on the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) to build a sample of 100,000 dwarf galaxies at z~0.1 for weak lensing, and enable us to constrain the dark matter halo properties via weak gravitation lensing for the first time. It can also constrain feedback physics by mapping out the properties of dwarf galaxies.
I was born in Beijing, China. I became a stargazer during high school. Although I have been using professional large telescopes for several years, I still maintain my personal interest in astrophotography with small telescopes (I own a 5-inch APO refractor and a 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector). I use my Canon 5D Mark III and Fuji X-T3 for photography in my spare time. On the left is a short video of the Milky Way that I took at Panoche Hills in California. And all the photographs on this website are taken by myself. You can find more photographs here.
My photo has been selected for the banners on UCSC campus, for some reason. If you walk around on campus and see someone above looks like me, yes, it's me :) I think there are 3-4 places on campus that you can see my banners.