I am a research fellow at the Psychology and Sociology College, Shenzhen University. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the Ohio State University. I was also associated with the Krajbich Neuroeconomics Lab and the Marketing Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

My current research fields are behavioral economics and neuroeconomics, focusing on using computational modeling and neuro/behavioral experiment to broaden our understanding of learning and decision-making in economics.

My doctoral dissertation is on learning and decision-making. The first chapter Modeling Epiphany Learning Behavior in the Two-person Beauty Contest establishes epiphany learning (in contrast to reinforcement learning) using a behavioral experiment and further studies this learning process using a novel computational model. The second chapter (joint work) A Computational Account of Epiphany Learning, extends the first chapter using an eye-tracking experiment, to provide a neuro-based for the model I proposed. This chapter was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in 2017. The final chapter (joint work) Pupil Dilation and Attention in Value-based Choice studies how human pupil diameter is modulating our attention in decision-making and therefore drives our choices.

You can find some of the working paper version of my work on the research page.