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I am an Assistant Astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I worked as Research Scientist at the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory (HEPL) at Stanford University from 2012 to 2017. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Stanford University, and a B.Sc. degree in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Science and Technology of China.

I am interested in a variety of solar and stellar physical processes, in particular those that involve magnetic field. My recent research focuses on observing and modeling the solar active region magnetic field, and its role in driving space weather events. See the Research page for introductions and highlights, the Publications page for a list of papers, and the Group page for current and past group members.

I am a recipient of a 2018 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a 2022 University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Research. I am a team member of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) project of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which closely monitors our own star and its effects on the Earth. I am a Science Working Group member of the 4-meter Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) currently being constructed on Haleakalā. From 2009 to 2012, I worked as a resident observer at the Wilcox Solar Observatory (WSO). More information is available in my CV.