I completed my undergraduate training at Peking University in Beijing, where I received my BS in Psychology with a minor in Computer Science in 2004. While there, I worked with Dr. Shihui Han and examined the effect of attention on visual perception, in particular, Gestalt grouping.

I received my MA and PhD in Psychology in 2007 and 2009 from Rice University in Houston, TX. Under the painstaking supervision of  Dr. Denise Chen, I did work on human olfaction and olfactory communication of emotions, which opened up to me a facinating world of smells and shaped my research interests.

I am now a professor at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a PI of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science.








The visual symbol of Peking University. It has a humble name: "No Name Lake".








Lovett Hall of Rice University. Taken on the day of my PhD graduation, 2009.








Main entrance of the Institute of Psychology at Chinese Academy of Sciences.