I am a research scientist at the IOCAS. Before I joined the IOCAS in 2012, I worked with Dr. Lee-Lueng Fu at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. My academic background includes a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, a M.S. in Physics (Optics) and an A.S. in Electrical Engineering. The diverse background and research experience have nourished my ability to seek answers for questions in a broad, general, flexible "roadmap". My research interests include understanding how ocean system works and its relationship to climate variability, using in-situ, satellite observations and numerical experiments. Some of my findings benefited from novel applications of statistical methods for signal detection .