Dr. Kelin Xia obtained his PhD degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Jan 2013. He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University from Dec 2009-Dec 2012. From Jan 2013 to May 2016, he worked as a visiting assistant professor at Michigan State University. He joined Nanyang Technological University at Jun 2016. His research focused on scientific computation, mathematical molecular biology, and topological data analysis (TDA), particularly complex data in biomolecular systems.