Awards & Honors

  • Student & Early Career Travel Award, 2019. Travel fund for presenting an e-poster in the 2019 Symposium on Data Science and Statistics in Bellevue, Washington.
  • NSF Travel Grant for attending the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science in San Francisco, CA on June 2019.
  • SAMSI Travel Award, 2018. Travel fund for presenting a paper in the Symposium on Data Science and Statistics in Reston, Virginia.
  • Travel support from ASA Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts, 2017-18.
  • The George W. Snedecor Award, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, 2016. This award is for the most outstanding Ph.D. candidate in the department.
  • 2nd Place (out of 120 teams worldwide) at Data Mining Cup 2016, Prudsys AG, Berlin, Germany.
  • Climate Informatics Travel Fellowship Award, 2016. Travel fund for giving a spotlight oral presentation in the 6th International Workshop on Climate Informatics, Boulder, CO.
  • The Holly C. and E. Beth Fryer Award, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, 2015. This award is for a top second-year Ph.D. student in the department.
  • Presidential Scholars Fellowship, Iowa State University, 2014.
  • National Scholarship of China (Top 2%), Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, 2013. This award is for outstanding undergraduate students in China.
  • Meritorious Winner in Mathematics Contest in Modeling, COMAP’s Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), 2013.
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship (Top 5%), School of the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China, 2012.
  • National Encouragement Scholarship, School of the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China, 2011.
  • Outstanding Freshman Scholarship, School of the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China, 2010.