About Me

I’m an incoming PhD student in Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, NDS Lab, supervised by of Prof. Tyler Derr. Before that, I finished my master’s degree under the supervision of Prof. Zhen Wang at Northwestern Polytechnical University, where I also obtained my bacholar’s degree. I have broad research interests in machine learning and network science. My current studies focus on spectral clustering algorithms and spreading dynamics on networks. I am also passionate about using developed algorithms to solve practical problems (e.g., suppressing epidemic spreading processes).


  • 06/2021 Our Paper is accepted by New Journal of Physics
  • 04/2021 Awarded Dean's Graduate Fellowship of Vanderbilt University.
  • 03/2021 Finish master's degree and was awarded masters' "Outstanding Graduate" of NWPU.
  • 02/2021 Get admitted to the PhD program at Vanderbilt University.
  • 10/2020 Awarded China National Scholarship.
  • 06/2020 Our Paper regarding large graph clustering is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI).


  • Contagion in simplicial complexes”, Zhaoqing Li, Zhenghong Deng, Zhen Han, Karin Alfaro-Bittner, Baruch Barzel, and Stefano Boccaletti
    Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 2021

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, Vanderbilt
  • China National Scholarship (0.2%), China
  • Master’s Outstanding Graduate, NWPU