• 2012: Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics with a minor in Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • 2006: M.S. in Astronautics and Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • 2004: B.S. in Astronautics and Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China


  • 01/15-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Davis
  • 11/2012-12/2014: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

Awards and Honors

  • 2016: Sandia Design Award Finalist (Students: Kyle Hossli, Mike Liszka and Mark Wong), Sandia National Labs
  • 2014: Best Student Paper Award Finalist, 17th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC)
  • 2010: Best Paper Award, 66th American Helicopter Society (AHS) International Annual Forum
  • 2006: John A. & Jane Dunning Copper Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • 2006: Best Thesis Award, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • 2004: CASC Scholarship, China Aerospace Science and Technology Cooperation
  • 2003: Fuji Xerox Scholarship

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Society
  • IEEE Control System Society
  • IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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