Who am I

I was born in Shijiazhuang, China. Since the age of 2, I moved to Beijing, and spent most of my first 20 years in this lovely capital city of China.

After 6 years of abandoning myself in computer network security in High School affiliated to Renmin University, I came to Shanghai Jiao Tong University for undergraduate study. my major is Computer Science and Engineering.

In November 2004, I met Professor Liqing Zhang. He introduced me to the fantastic world of cognitive science and computer vision. In Lab of Brain-like Computation and Machine Intelligence, I started my investigation from EEG-EOG signal analysis. Shortly after, my interests had been diverted to the computational nature of vision.

In 2008, I joined the Ph.D. program at the Department of Computation and Neural System of California Institute of Technology. As the last generation of the KLab, I worked under the supervision of professor Christof Koch. After the closure of the lab in 2012, I collaborated with professor Alan Yuille from UCLA and finished my thesis while commuting between Pasadena and Santa Monica in early 2014.

After graduating, I moved to San Diego, and co-founded TuSimple, a research oriented AI company. Since then I work closely with my partners Mo Chen, Jianan Hao, Zehua Huang, Naiyan Wang and other colleagues to solve the real world problems, such as autonomous driving.


  • Ph.D. 2014

    Doctor of Philosophy, Computation and Neural Systems

    California Institute of Technology

  • B.Eng.2008

    Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University