Welcome to my personal academic website! I am an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Peking University. Before joining Peking University, I was a  postdoc researcher in the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich, working with Prof. Florian Dorfler. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, under the supervision of  Prof. Francesco Bullo.

Office: Room 309, Mechanics Building, College of Engineering, Peking University

            Chengfu Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China

Links:  Curriculum Vitae,  Google Scholar,  ORCID

Research Interests

Modeling, analysis and control of network dynamical systems, including but not limited to

  1. network games and evolutionary dynamics

  2. dynamics on/of social networks, e.g., opinion dynamics, dynamic structural balance 

  3. distributed optimization

  4. group decision making and learning

My research statement regarding social network dynamics can be found here

News and Updates

  • 04/2022:    Paper on the weighted-median opinion dynamics accepted by Physical Review Research

  • 02/2022:    Paper on the Assign-Appraise (ASAP) collective learning model accepted by IEEE TAC as a full paper

  • 01/2022:    Paper on the relation between local and global structural balance accepted by Automatica as a regular paper

  • 12/2021:    Paper on meritocratic network formation published and highlighted by Nature Communications!

                           See media coverage: Nature Asia,, 中国新闻网新浪科技

  • 09/2021:    I have started my new position at Peking University as an assistant professor!

  • 05/2021:    Invited Talk at Princeton University on the weighted-median opinion dynamics 

  • 02/2021:    I am teaching a course on Distributed Systems at ETH Zurich

  • 12/2020:    Welcome to our workshop on social network dynamics at 2020 CDC!

  • 12/2020:    I will organize a session on network epidemics at the 2020 CPHS workshop.

  • 05/2020:    Invited talk on opinion dynamics at Peking University (remotely)

  • 05/2020:    IEEE Control Systems Letters paper accepted

  • 11/2019:    Visit to Politecnico di Torino

  • 08/2019:    Paper on discrete-time dynamics structural balance accepted by Automatica