studied computer science at the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 1998. After I obtained my Bachelor's degree in 2002, I traveled to Sydney, Australia. In 2004 I received my Master's degree, and in 2008 my Doctoral degree in computer science at the University of Sydney, Australia. I was also a PhD. student with the Statistical Machine Learning Program at NICTA. My thesis advisor is Alex Smola. Since Summer 2008, I was a Lane postdoc fellow at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, working on machine learning and computational biology projects with Eric Xing, Carlos Guestrin, Geoff Gordon and Jeff Schneider. Right before I came to Georgia Tech, I spent some time as a research scientist in Fernando Pereira's group at Google Research.