- 2013 Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- 2006 B.S., Ocean University of China
- Mesoscale/submesoscale eddies and zonal jets.
- Mixing and energy cycle in the ocean.
- Satellite oceanography and model fidelity.
- Air-sea interaction with a focus on tropical rainfall prediction.
- Theoretical geophysical fluid dynamics and climate dynamics.