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Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley (1995)
M.A. Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley (1991)
B.A. Astronomy and Physics, Harvard University (1990)
Boston Latin School (1986)

Positions

Director, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University (2014-Present)
University Chair Professor, Peking University (2014-Present)
Distinguished Research Fellow, National Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science (2013-Present)
Associate Editor, The Astrophysical Journal Letters (2012-Present)
Staff Astronomer, Carnegie Observatories (2000-2014)
Associate Staff Astronomer, Carnegie Observatories (1998-2000)
CfA Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1995-1998)
 

Memberships

American Astronomical Society
International Astronomical Union
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
American Physical Society

Publication Record

613 publications; 33,003 citations; h-index = 88 (389 papers in refereed journals, 93 invited and contributed papers in conference proceedings, 105 conference abstracts, 15 I.A.U. Circulars, 2 technical reports, and editor of 9 books). See list of publications.

Honors and Awards

Leading Scientist, Innovation Group, NSFC (2017-Present)
Leading Scientist, National Key Research and Development Program, MOST (2016-Present)
Thousand Talent Plan Award (2014-Present)
Distinguished Professor, Nanjing University (2014-Present)
Overseas Expert Assessor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013-Present)
Overseas Distinguished Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012-2013)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Mexican Academy of Science (2007)
Robert J. Trumpler Award, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1998)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship (1995-1998)
Uhl Award for Excellence in Research, U.C. Berkeley (1994)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, U.C. Berkeley (1994)
University of California Regents Fellowship (1990-1991)
American Physics Society Apker Award Finalist (1990)
Leo Goldberg Prize for Astronomy, Harvard University (1990)
Thomas Hoopes Prize for Senior Thesis, Harvard University (1990)
Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University (1990)
Ford Foundation for Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1987-1990)
Thomas Hoopes Prize for Junior Thesis, Harvard University (1989)
John Harvard Scholarship, Harvard University (1988-1990)
Harvard College Scholarship, Harvard University (1987-1988)
National Honor Society, Boston Latin School (1984-1986)

Fields of Interest

Physical processes in galactic nuclei
Accretion disks and jets
Searches for massive black holes
Coevolution of black holes and galaxies
Quantitative galaxy morphology, origins of the Hubble sequence
Extragalactic star formation
Star clusters and other dense stellar systems
Interstellar medium in galaxies

Advisees

Graduate Students
Roozbeh Davari (U. C. Riverside)
Louis-Benoit Desroches (U. C. Berkeley)
Mercedes E. Filho (University of Groningen)
Hua Gao (Peking University)
Jenny E. Greene (Harvard University)
Song Huang (Nanjing University)
Minjin Kim (Seoul National University)
Zhaoyu Li (Peking University)
Jinyi Shangguan (Peking University)
Rui She (Tsinghua University)
Niankun Yu (Peking University)
Siyue Yu (Peking University)
Yulin Zhao (Peking University)
Mingyang Zhuang (Peking University)

Undergraduate Students

Yuguang Chen (Peking University)
Zhuang Chu (Peking University)
Meng Gu (Nanjing University)
Siyao Jia (Peking University)
Ruancun Li (Peking University)
Zhihui Li (Peking University)
Jiayi Sun (Tsinghua University)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Min Du (KIAA, Peking University)
Yonghwi Kim (KIAA, Peking University)
Swara Ravindranath (Carnegie Observatories)
Claudio Ricci (Universidad Catolica de Chile)
Yanxia Xie (KIAA, Peking University)
Dongyao Zhao (KIAA, Peking University)
Pei Zuo (KIAA, Peking University)

 

Service

General

Board Member, East Asia Observatory (2015-Present)
Editorial Committee, Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. (2015-Present)
Advisory Committee, Southern University of Science and Technology (2016-Present)
Advisory Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015-Present)
Advisory Committee, Astronomy Mega Science Center, CAS (2015-Present)
Advisory Committee, Chair, Key Lab for Optical Astronomy, CAS (2015-Present)
Advisory Committee, Key Lab for Galaxies and Cosmology, CAS (2015-Present)
Science Working Group, Chair, FAST Extragalactic Science (2015-Present)
Advisory Panel, Academia Sinica Institte of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2014-Present)
Publications Committee for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) (2008-2012)
Overseas Chinese Team, Chinese Academy of Science (2007-2011)
NRAO Users Committee (2006-2010)
NOAO Telescope Partnership Review Committee (2006)
Optical/IR Committee, Academia Sinica Institte of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2006)
Ten-Year Planning Committee, Academia Sinica Institte of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2002)
Advisory Board, NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (2000-2010)

Carnegie

Graduate Student Research Fellowship (2011-2013)
Carnegie-Claremont Undergraduate Seminar (2006-2012)
Board of Trustees, Mount Wilson Institute (2003-2013)
Telescope Time Allocation Committee (2004-2013)
Carnegie Centennial Astrophysics Symposia (2001)
Colloquium Chairman (1998-2000)
Fellowship Committee (1998, 2000)

Peer Review

Referee for all major astronomical journals (1993-Present)
Moderator for Astroph (2009-2012)
Hubble Fellowship Review Panel (2002)
HST Review Panel for Cycle 9 (1999)
Referee for CFHT TAC (1995-2013)
Panel for NASA Astrophysics Theory Program (1997)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Charlottesville, 2017, The 5th China-US Workshop in Radio Astronomy Science and Technology
Beijing, 2017, Jeremy Mould Fest
Malta, 2017, The Role of Gas in Galaxy Dynamics
Fairfax, 2017, Elusive AGN in the Next Era
Lijiang, 2016, Reverberation Mapping
Dartmouth, 2016, Hidden Monsters: Obscured AGNs and Connections to Galaxy Evolution
Kuche, 2016, Evolution Cycles in X-ray Binaries and Active Galaxies
Queensland, 2016, IAU Symp.  322: The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre
Urumqi, 2016, PKU-XAO Bilateral Astrophysics Workshop
Taipei, 2016, M87 Workshop
Santiago, 2016, China-Chile Workshop
Hong Kong, 2015, South China Astronomy/Astrophysics Forum
Beijing, 2015, KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum: Ground-based Observing Facilities for the Future
Guiyang, 2015, Frontiers in Radio Astronomy 2015
Nanjing, 2015, Beijing-Nanjing Astrophysics Forum
Beijing, 2015, KIAA-SHAO Bilateral Workshop
Yining, 2015, Probing AGNs with Radio Techniques
Taipei, 2016, M87's Jet
Shanghai, 2015, Black Hole Accretion and AGN Feedback
Beijing, 2014, KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum: TMT Science
Xi'an, 2014, From Dark Matter to Galaxies
Beijing, 2013, Reverberation Mapping Workshop
Lijiang, 2013, Dissecting Galaxies with 2D Wide-field Spectroscopy
Guiyang, 2012, Frontiers in Radio Astronomy and FAST Early Sciences
Tokyo, 2012, Growing Black Holes in the COSMOS
Israel, 2012, AGN Workshop
Nepal, 2012, Astrophysics & Cosmology
Madrid, 2010, Ultraluminous X-ray Sources and Middle-Weight Black Holes
Shanghai, 2009, Galactic Center Workshop 2009
Canberra, 2008, The Giant Magellan Telescope: Designing for the Cosmos
Heidelberg, 2008, Nuclear Star Clusters across the Hubble Sequence
Xi'an, 2006, The Central Engine of Active Galaxies
Beijing, 2006, 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Socorro, 2006, NRAO Legacy Projects Workshop
Bad Honnef, 2006, Galactic Center Workshop 2006
Amsterdam, 2004, From X-ray Binaries to Quasars: Black Hole Accretion on All Mass Scales
Gramado, 2004, IAU Symp. 222, Interplay among Black Holes, Stars and ISM in Galactic Nuclei
Beijing, 2004, Fifth Microquasar Workshop: Microquasars and Related Astrophysics
Cancun, 2003, Young Massive Star Clusters
Cozumel, 2003, Multiwavelength AGN Surveys
Pasadena, 2002-2003, Carnegie Observatories Centennial Symposia I-V
Pucon, 2001, IAU Symp. 207, Extragalactic Star Clusters
Taipei, 2000, Astronomy in the New Millenium
Nagoya, 1998, 32nd COSPAR Conference, The AGN-Galaxy Connection
Baltimore, 1995, The Physics of LINERs in View of Recent Observations

 

Invited Talks and Colloquia

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech, seminar (2017)
Fred Lo Memorial Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, speaker (2017)
School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, colloquium (2017)
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Granada, Spain, colloquium (2017)
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, India, colloquium (2017)
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India, colloquium (2017)
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune, India, colloquium (2017)
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India, colloquium (2017)
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai, colloquium (2017)
Cosmology with Large Surveys, Durban, South Africa, speaker (2016)
Reverberation Mapping of AGNs, Lijiang, (2016)
Evolution Cycles in X-ray Binaries and AGNs, Kuche, speaker (2016)
The 19th CAS Guoshoujing Symposium, Beijing, speaker (2016)
M87 Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, keynote speaker (2016)
Chinese Large Ground-Based Optical Telescope, Nanjing, speaker (2016)
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, colloquium (2016)
Tsinghua University, Beijing, colloquium (2016)
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, colloquium (2016)
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, colloquium (2016)
South China Astronomy/Astrophysics Forum, Hong Kong, speaker (2015)
South University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, colloquium (2015)
Astrophysics Workshop, Suzhou, speaker (2015)
Black Hole Workshop, Xiamen, speaker (2015)
World Premier Initiative, Tokyo, speaker (2015)
East-Asia AGN Workshop, Changchun, summary (2015)
Black Hole Accretion and AGN Feedback, Shanghai, speaker (2015)
Probing AGNs with Radio Techniques, Yining, speaker (2015)
Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei over Cosmic Time, Beijing, speaker (2015)
East Asian Young Astronomers Meeting, Taipei, speaker (2015)
9th Jing-Guang-Xia Astrophysics Meeting, Nanning, speaker (2015)
4th Chile - China Workshop, Guangzhou, speaker (2014)
China - Subaru Workshop, Shanghai, speaker (2014)
Chinese Astron. Soc. Annual Meeting, Lintong, invited lecture (2014)
Pujiang Innovation Forum, Shanghai, public lecture (2014)
Xiamen University, Xiamen, colloquium (2014)
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, colloquium (2014)
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai, colloquium (2014)
Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, colloquium (2014)
IAU Symp. 312, Star Clusters and Nuclei, Beijing, speaker (2014)
USTC Summer School, Hefei, China, lecturer (2014)
OCPA8, Nanyang University Technology, Singapore, speaker (2014)
Southern China Technical Astronomy Development, Kunming, China, speaker (2014)
From Dark Matter to Galaxies, Xi'an, China, speaker (2014)
Nanjing University, Nanjing, colloquium (2014)
Tsinghua University, Beijing, colloquium (2014)
National Taiwan Univ./ASIAA, Taipei, joint physics colloquium (2014)
Yunnan Observatory Annual Meeting, Pu'er, keynote speaker (2014)
National Astronomical Observatory, Beijing, colloquium (2014)
Shanghai Jiaotong University, seminar (2013)
Fifty Years of Quasars, Caltech, speaker (2013)
Second China-U.S. Workshop on Radio Astronomy, Shanghai, speaker (2013)
University of Hong Kong, colloquium (2013)
National Astronomical Observatory, Beijing, colloquium (2013)
ASIAA, Taipei, Taiwan, colloquium (2012)
TIARA Workshop, Hsinchu, Taiwan, speaker (2012)
Frontiers in Radio Astronomy and FAST Early Sciences, Guiyang, speaker (2012)
National Observatory, Beijing, seminar (2012)
Peking University, Beijing, seminar (2012)
University of Utah, High-Energy and Astrophysics seminar (2012)
University of Utah, physics colloquium (2012)
Nanjing University, seminar (2012)
Shanghai Astron. Obs. Astrophysics Symposium, speaker (2012)
Ecosystems of Galaxies, USTC, Hefei, speaker (2012)
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, colloquium (2012)
University of Hong Kong, colloquium (2012)
Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo, workshop (2012)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, plenary review (2011)
Institute of High-Energy Physics, Beijing, seminar (2011)
UC Riverside, colloquium (2011)
Cosmology Since Einstein, HKUST, Hong Kong, speaker (2011)
University of Maryland, seminar (2011)
Goddard Space Flight Center, colloquium (2011)
Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo, colloquium and seminar (2011)
Institute of High-Energy Physics, Beijing, colloquium (2011)
National Observatory, Beijing, colloquium (2011)
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China, colloquium (2011)
Carnegie Board of Trustees Meeting, talk (2010)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, VLA, colloquium (2010)
Northwestern University, seminar (2010)
Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems, Nepal, speaker (2010)
Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taipei, colloquium (2009)
University of Hong Kong, colloquium (2009)
University of Colorado, colloquium (2009)
Galactic Center Workshop, Shanghai, summarizer (2009)
University of Science and Technology, Hefei, colloquium (2009)
Nanjing University, China, colloquium (2009)
University of Toronto, colloquium (2009)
University of California, Santa Cruz, colloquium (2009)
Yunnan Observatory, Kunming, China, colloquium (2009)
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, colloquium (2009)
Seoul National University, Seoul, colloquium (2009)
Yonsei University, Seoul, colloquium (2009)
KIAA Workshop on Accretion Disks, Beijing, speaker (2008)
3rd KIAS Workshop on Cosmology and Structure Formation, Seoul, speaker (2008)
Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology, China, seminar (2008)
NAOC, Beijing, China, seminar (2008)
KIPAC, Stanford University, colloquium (2008)
National Radio Astronomical Observatory, Charlottesville, seminar (2008)
Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, colloquium (2008)
Peking University, Beijing, China, colloquium (2008)
Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Beijing, China, seminar (2008)
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, colloquium (2008)
Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China, colloquium (2008)
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, colloquium (2008)
Accretion and Outflow in Astrophysics, Kyoto, speaker (2008)
AGN and Galaxy Evolution Workshop, Tucson, speaker (2007)
Institute of High-Energy Physics, Beijing, colloquium (2007)
Urumqi Observatory, Xinjiang, China, colloquium (2007)
Capital Science Lecture, Washington DC (2007)
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, 2 colloquia (2007)
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, colloquium (2006)
University of California at Berkeley, colloquium (2006)
Yunnan Observatory, 2.4-m Telescope Workshop, Kunming, speaker (2006)
Institute of High-Energy Physics, Beijing, colloquium (2006)
Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taipei, colloquium (2006)
Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taipei, seminar (2006)
NOAO/Steward Observatory, colloquium (2005)
Caltech, colloquium (2005)
AGNs and Galaxy Evolution, Vatican, conference speaker (2005)
Seoul National University, colloquium (2005)
Supermassive Binary Black Holes, Kyoto, conference speaker (2005)
Lijiang, China, Extreme Starbursts, conference speaker (2005)
University of Wisconsin, colloquium (2005)
KITP, Galactic Center workshop, conference speaker (2005)
Carnegie Observatories Astronomy Series, Huntington Gardens, public lecture (2005)
Harvard University, colloquium (2005)
Boston University, colloquium (2005)
Ringberg AGN meeting, conference speaker (2004)
Carnegie Observatories, seminar speaker (2004)
IPAC, seminar speaker (2004)
Kapteyn Institute, Groningen, NOVA colloquium speaker (2004)
Leiden University, NOVA colloquium speaker (2004)
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, seminar speaker (2004)
Amsterdam Black Hole Workshop, conference speaker (2004)
University of Michigan, seminar speaker (2004)
IAU Symp. 222, Gramado, Brazil, conference summarizer (2004)
Multiwavelength AGN Surveys, Cozumel, Mexico, conference speaker (2003)
Carnegie Observatory Centennial Symposium I, conference speaker (2002)
P. Universidad Catolica de Chile, colloquium (2002)
Chinese Astronomy: Present and Future, Beijing, conference speaker (2001)
Tsinghua University, Beijing, colloquium (2001)
IAU Colloq. 184, AGN Surveys, Yerevan, Armenia, talk (2001)
Annual Meeting of Carnegie Board of Trustees, talk (2001)
Ohio State University, colloquium (2001)
3rd Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide, Hong Kong, conference speaker (2000)
6th Taiwan Astrophysics Workshop, Taipei, conference speaker (2000)
Carnegie Observatories, colloquium (2000)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, VLA, colloquium (1999)
Tel-Aviv University, Israel, AGN Mini-Workshop (1999)
194th AAS Meeting, Topical Session on Extragalactic Star Clusters (1999)
University of California at Los Angeles, colloquium (1999)
University of California at San Diego, colloquium (1999)
Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, workshop lecture (1999)
California Institute of Technology, seminar (1998)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, colloquium (1998)
Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taipei, three colloquia (1998)
32nd COSPAR meeting, Nagoya, Japan, conference speaker (1998)
Penn State University, colloquium (1998)
Boston University, colloquium (1998)
Columbia University, colloquium (1998)
Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta, conference speaker (1998)
Carnegie Observatories, colloquium (1997)
Space Telescope Science Institute, workshop speaker (1996)
California Institute of Technology, colloquium (1996)
University of California at Los Angeles, colloquium (1996)
University of Illinois, colloquium (1996)
University of California at Berkeley, colloquium (1996)
University of California at Santa Cruz, colloquium (1996)
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, conference speaker (1996)
Space Telescope Science Institute, conference speaker (1995)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Seminar (1995)
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, conference speaker (1995)