My hometown is located in the southwestern part of China.

I like to travel, especially to national parks. I enjoy natural landscapes and wildlife. My favorite destinations are Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Yellowstone. In China, my top pick is Jiuzhai Valley National Park.

I play table tennis fairly well and also enjoy playing badminton, biking, swimming and kayaking. I learned sailing and windsurfing on Lake Michigan while at Northwestern and hopefully will find time and opportunity to enhance my skills in the future.

My leisure reading is mostly about history.

I write papers with my brother on computational intelligence related topics. He has a book on Clustering published by IEEE & Wiley "Clustering".