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Research Interests

  • Galaxy formation and evolution: multi-band surface photometry of nearby galaxies and H II regions
  • Stellar population synthesis models: GALEXEV (BC03), PEGASE and STARLIGHT
  • Tidal tails detection of globular clusters
  • Imaging surveys
  • Quasar targeting selection technology

Work experience

  • 2002.9 - 2006.7: Central South University, Bachelor, Mathematics and computing sciences
  • 2006.9 - 2009.7: Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Master, Tidal tails of globular clusters
  • 2009.9 - 2011.7: Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Doctorate, Stellar populations of nearby galaxies
  • 2011.7 - 2012.12: National Astronomical Observatory of China, Assistant professor
  • 2012.12 - now: National Astronomical Observatory of China, Associate professor


  • Room A438, Main building, National Astronomical Observatory of China
  • A20, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100012, China

Participated Projects

  • LAMOST survey: making use of LAMOST pilot survey spectra to study the stellar population and kinematic properties of M31
  • BATC Nearby Galaxy Survey: BATC 60/90 Schmidt telescope at Xinglong Station near Beijing has taken tens of nearby galaxies. The photometric system has 15 intermediate filters, which can provide accurate spatially-resolved SEDs for galaxies. Current works include the stellar population properties and evolution analysis of NGC 628, M101, M51, M81 group and Leo Triplet.
  • South Galactic Cap u-band Sky Survey: South Galactic Cap u-band Sky Survey (SCUSS) use the Bok telescope of University of Arizona to survey about 5000 deg^2 area in the South Galatic Cap. The 5-sigma limit magnitude is about 23.2 mag. My work includes data reduction, quasar and emission line galaxy (ELG) selections, photometric redshift and star formation rates.
  • Beijing Arizona Sky Survey: The Beijing Arizona Sky Survey (BASS) use the Bok telescope to survey 5000 deg^2 in the north Galactic cap with the SDSS g and r filters. The limiting magnitudes are 24.4 and 23.6 mag, respectively. As the duty-PI, my major work includes the survey planning, strategy, exposure time calculation, observations, data reduction, coordinate with DESI and UA.
  • SDSSIV eBOSS survey: The SCUSS data will be used for ELG selections in eBOSS survey. The data pipeline is best designed for this aim.
  • Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument: The BASS together with DECamLS and NOAO z-band surveys will provide imaging data for DESI spectroscopic targets.

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