Photo taken at Central Park, NYC - my favourite city in the world

Hi, I’m Guang Shi (时光). I’m cur­rently a post­doc­toral fel­low at University of Texas at Austin. I work on de­vel­op­ing phys­i­cal mod­els (both the­o­ret­i­cal and com­pu­ta­tional) for liv­ing sys­tem. Currently, my re­search fo­cuses on the phys­i­cal mod­el­ling of chro­matin fold­ing and mol­e­c­u­lar mo­tors.

I grew up in Xi’an, China. I re­ceived my Bachelor’s de­gree in Physics from Nanjing University and got my Ph.D. in bio­physics from Univ. of Maryland at College Park. Coming from a physics back­ground, I be­lieve phys­i­cal mod­el­ing of liv­ing sys­tem can leads to in­sights and dis­cov­er­ies which are oth­er­wise dif­fi­cult to be achieved purely by ex­per­i­ments. At the same time, many of biology’ do lies in the de­tails - an im­por­tant point com­pu­ta­tional and the­o­ret­i­cal bio­physi­cist should al­ways bear in mind.

Asides from my aca­d­e­mic re­search, I like cod­ing, math, data analy­sis and vi­su­al­iza­tion. I also love to take pho­tos. I pri­mar­ily take films but some­times dig­i­tal as well.

My cur­rent re­search fo­cuses on un­der­stand­ing

My re­search meth­ods are the­o­ret­i­cal and com­pu­ta­tional, in­volv­ing equi­lib­rium and non-equi­lib­rium sta­tis­ti­cal me­chan­ics, poly­mer physics, com­puter sim­u­la­tions and ma­chine learn­ing. Learn more about my re­search pro­jects at my re­search page


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