I joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University in Fall 2018. I was an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Portland State University since Fall 2016. During 2013 to 2016, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. I completed my PhD in 2013 in Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, under the supervision of Prof. Sean Hallgren. Prior to that, I received my bachelor’s degree from University of Science & Technology of China in 2008.

My research interests lie in cryptography, especially provable-security in the presence of quantum attacks, quantum algorithms, computational complexity and theoretical computer science broadly.


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