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陈曦 Chen, Xi

哥伦比亚大学地球工程中心主任

哥伦比亚大学地球与环境工程系终身教授、博士生导师

陈曦1976年7月生于苏州。1989年毕业于首届北京八中少儿班。1994年毕业于西安交通大学少年班。1997年于清华大学固体力学系获得硕士学位,导师为中科院院士黄克智教授。2001 年于哈佛大学工程与应用科学学院获固体力学专业博士学位,导师为美国科学院、工程院、文理学院三院院士、力学大师John W. Hutchinson教授。2001年至2003年在哈佛大学进行博士后研究工作,导师为Hutchinson教授和三院院士Anthony G. Evans教授。2003年秋季进入哥伦比亚大学任教。


2007年,获美国国家科学基金会NSF颁发的事业奖(CAREER),这是NSF给青年学者的最高奖励(相当于中国的“杰青”)。2008年,获由美  国总统小布什在白宫颁发的美国青年科学家总统奖(PECASE),这是美国政府官方授予青年学者的最高奖励,迄今为止国际力学界华人学者唯一获奖者。2010-2012年获ASME的SNN青年学者奖,Thomas J.R. Hughes青年学者奖,工程科学协会SES青年学者奖。是全世界第一个囊括力学青年学者三大奖的科学家。2014年当选ASME Fellow(会士),并入选中组部相关人才计划。以上大部分奖项中,陈曦都是有史以来最年轻的获奖者。他是国际公认的材料和力学界新一代领军人物之一,也是国际上全碳循环(二氧化碳捕集和利用)的领导者之一。

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Chase Wang

SVP - Automated Origination Strategy Manager

Chase joined Regions in 2013 and serves as Automated Origination Strategy Manager in Consumer Credit Risk Management division. His Group’s responsibilities include managing consumer credit origination strategies and execution, managing origination credit scoring models, coordinating scoring model lifecycle management (including model development, model deployment and model ongoing monitoring). 


Prior to joining Regions, Chase worked in the Retail Services division at Citi Group. He holds a master's degree in Statistics from University of Central Florida. He currently lives in Birmingham, AL and enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, playing basketball and spending time watching NBA and Netflix with family. 

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Peng Zhao

Chief Executive Officer of Citadel Securities. He oversees all market making activities, including trading, sales, research and technology.

Peng previously served as Head of Global Market Making, where he oversaw Citadel Securities’ global strategies across all touch points to the market: direct on-venue market making, retail brokerage flow, and institutional client flow.

Peng serves on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Peng is a proud GC alumnus and received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Peking University, and subsequently attended the University of California at Berkeley as a Berkeley Fellow and graduated with a doctorate in statistics.

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Qiang Cui

Qiang Cui received his B. S. in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1993. He then moved to Emory University to pursue his Ph.D. with Professor Keiji Morokuma, a world-renowned quantum chemist. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1997, he went to Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Professor Martin Karplus, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003. 


In 2001, Qiang Cui joined the University of Wisconsin, Madison as an assistant professor in the Chemistry department, and he received tenure in 2007. He was promoted to full professor in 2010, and remained in UW-Madison till 2017. He moved to Boston University in 2018, primarily as a faculty in the Chemistry department, while being an affiliated member in several departments and graduate programs including Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics.  


Qiang Cui’s research involves the development and application of a broad range of theoretical and computational methodologies to chemical and biological problems, including enzyme catalysis, bioenergy transduction, membrane remodeling and nano/bio interfaces. For his work, he received awards and recognitions at both the university and national levels, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Sloan Research Fellowship and the Kellet Mid-career award. For service, he has served on numerous federal grant panels and is currently the secretary/treasurer for the American Chemical Society Physical Chemistry Division.

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Milton Yu

Milton Yu is the Principal Product Manager of Enterprise Mass Migration at Amazon Web Services. Before Amazon, he was the Director of Investment at Microsoft OEM division and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, advising Fortune 500 clients on growth strategy and transformation.


He graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Peking University, received his PhD in Cell Biology from Baylor College of Medicine, and was a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow of neuroscience at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he started Benchwise, a knowledge sharing non-profit for research scientists.

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Yuhong Wu

Yuhong Wu currently works as a quantitative researcher at Citadel Securities. Before he joined citadel, he also worked on equity statistical arbitrage at highbridge capital management. He graduated from Peking university in 2002 and got his ph.d. on statistics from Duke university in 2007.

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Zhao Ge

Zhao Ge is currently senior geophysicist and seismic interpreter with  CGG/Schlumberger. He earned his BS in applied mathematics from Beijing Institute of Technology and MS in Bioengineering from Rice University. Zhao worked with Keck Scholarship of Pharmaceutical and Bioinformatics before his decade-long career in oil and gas industry.