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My current research focus is on theoretical particle physics, especially phenomenology at high energy colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), spanning over interesting Standard Model (SM) phenomenology in particular the Higgs boson (exotic decays, EWPT, EFT), Beyond Standard Model (BSM) physics such as Supersymemtry, Dark Matter (including other probes, DM direct/indirect detection), Long-Lived Particles, Heavy Resonances (e.g., Z', W', Colored, Higgs), and in terms of Simplified Models. In addition, I am interested in Top quark physics and Jet physics with recent development in big data. I am also investigating the possibility of innovative small-scale experiments in searches for exotic particles, such as dark photons, axion-like particles and millicharged particles.

Particle physics research facilities require plannings decades ahead of time. This is crucial for the future of our field. Beyond the LHC, I also study future high energy hadron collider (28/100 TeV, see discussion by CFHEP at IHEP and CERN FCC), lepton collider Higgs factory and higher energy options (electron-positron colliders such as the CEPC, ILC, CLIC, and the muon collider).

I am currently a postdoc at the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics, University of Maryland, started in September 2018. I have received a PhD in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015, as an associated member of PITTsburgh Particle physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology Center (PITT-PACC) in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Afterwards, I became a research associate (postdoc) in the theoretical physics group at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory during 2015-2018.

My recent publication can be accessed from inSPIRE(HEP) and Google Scholar. Links to external profiles: arXiv,inSPIRE.