I am interested in understanding the fluid-solid interaction in biological system using mathematical and physical models (see more in Research page). My current project focuses on developing a quantitative framework of modeling ciliary transport in health and disease. This framework applies quantitative measures that link cilia mechanics to function in both healthy and diseased states, and tries to bridge the gap between biologists and physicists. I use regularized Stokeslet method, immersed boundary method, and tools from computer graphics to tackle these research questions. Below are two simple animations illustrating the fact that symmetric beating cannot transport particle (left) and asymmetric cilium beating can transport particle. Simulations are performed via regularzied Stokeslet method and visualized by VMD.
I also contribute in the research about the affinity measure for complex networks. The work can be applied to, but not limited to, cancer gene mutations and natural language processing. This work is lead by Professor Jun Guo in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).
I am a big sports fan in general. I love watching ball games from soccer, basketball, to american football (Fight on USC!). In my spare time, I swim routinely, golf casually, but close to retiring from all contact-heavy ball games - I blame aging :).
I also do slow casual readings. The most recent one I have been reading is "Physics of the Future" by Michio Kaku. My list of readings can be found at Goodreads.com
I recently started a translation training. My hope is to spend two to three hours a week to translate some nice piece of English to Chinese and share them here . I will try to keep updating every week.