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I am currently a quantitative researcher at JQ Investments, and an industrial advisor at School of Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. I received my Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, advised by Alvin Roth. Before coming to Stanford, I got my Bachelor's degrees in mathematics and statistics from UC Berkeley. My research interests lie primarily in game theory, market design, algebraic combinatorics and stochastic systems. In particular, I am interested in understanding the dynamics of reaching a market equilibrium. In my free time I enjoy playing video games and that's where I "put game theory to the test". I have always been fascinated with strategic reasoning, and to find the winning strategies is the reason why I decided to get a Ph.D. in game theory in the first place. Some of my past gaming "achievements" can be found in the Trivia page.
Some academic trivia:
Originally I came to Stanford pursuing an Operations Research Ph.D., and later transferred to Economics. I remained in both programs for 4 years and finished the degree requirements for both. In the end I was free to choose which Ph.D. to get. (As it turns out, getting two Ph.D.s from Stanford would require 270 non-overlapping units, which is 9 years worth of coursework.) I was fair to both subjects and published two papers in each field (Mathematics of Operations Research + Operations Research Letters vs 2 x Games and Economic Behavior).
My Ph.D. dissertation is Market Structure and Dynamics. And my dissertation defense committee consists of Alvin E. Roth (primary adviser), Itai Ashlagi, Fuhito Kojima, Robert B. Wilson (chair) and Zeyu Zheng. So two Nobel laureates wasted 90 minutes listening to my nonsense (－‸ლ).
My Erdős number is 4. Erdős-Hoffman-Rothblum-Roth-Wu and also Erdős-Rubel-Blair-Roth-Wu. (Thanks Al!)
David Hilbert is my advisor^6. So I am luckily an academic descendent of both Euler and Gauss (picture credit to the Mathematics Genealogy Project). My profile in the project can be found here.