- Assistant Professor
- Pronouns: he, him, his
Dr. Jia joined our department as an Assistant Professor in August 2020. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Minnesota, under the supervision of Prof. Vipin Kumar. Prior to that, he got his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and State University of New York at Buffalo.
- PhD, University of Minnesota
Specific Research Interests
- Advance machine learning and data science to solve real-world problems
- Developing data mining and machine learning models that extract complex spatio-temporal data patterns
- Physics-guided machine learning paradigm
Dr. Jia's primary research interest is to advance machine learning and data science to solve real-world problems of great societal and scientific impacts. The bulk of his research has been focused on developing data mining and machine learning models that extract complex spatio-temporal data patterns while also leveraging accumulated scientific knowledge. A major highlight of his research is the physics-guided machine learning paradigm that is beginning to get attention in many scientific domains including hydrology, climate science, mechanical engineering, and agriculture.