CV


  • My CV is available here.
  • Honors and Awards


  • Best Paper Award, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, 2015
  • Best Student Paper Award, Conf. Learning Theory (COLT), 2015
  • Lumley Research Award, College of Engineering, OSU, 2011
  • A Best Paper Award, EuroVis 2010
  • U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, 2008
  • Top Reviewer for journal Computational Geometry: Theory and Applciations , 2008
  • U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Principal Investigator (ECPI) Award, 2006
  • Best PhD Dissertation Award, CS Dept, Duke, 2004
  • Department Service Award, Duke University (2002-2003)
  • Selected Recent Talks


    • BIRS Workshop on Topological Data Analysis: Developing Abstract Foundations. 2017.
    • Dagstuhl Workshop on Topology, Computation and Data Analysis. 2017.
    • 6th Mini-Symposium on Computational Topology, CG-Week, Australia, 2017. Keynote speaker.
    • 2nd Workshop on Geometry and Machine Learning, CG-Week, Australia, 2017.
    • Workshop CATS (Computational & Algorithmic Topology, Sydney), 2017.
    • Lawrance Berkeley National Lab, Data Analysis and Visualization group, 2017.
    • Theory group seminar, UC Irvine, Computer Science Department, 2017.
    • AWM Research Symposium, Special Session on Applications of Topology and Geometry, UCLA 2017.
    • IBM Almaden Theory group, 2017.
    • International Workshop on Topological Data Analysis in Biomedicine (TDA-Bio), part of ACM BCB, 2016. Keynote speaker.
    • 48th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, Richmond, VA, 2014. Plenary speaker.
    • Workshop SIGMA at CIRM, Marseille, France, 2012. Plenary speaker.