I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor (postdoc) of School of Mathematics and Southeast Center of Mathematics and Biology at Georgia Institute of Technology. My mentor is Dr. Greg Blekherman, and I also collaborate with Dr. Daniel Goldman’s CRAB Lab on the study of animal locomotions.

In the Fall 2021 semester, I am teaching Math 1553 - Introduction to Linear Algebra, which will be in person.

I was born and raised in Beijing, China. My name in Simplified Chinese is 林博.

Recently, our paper Moving sidewinding forward: optimizing contact patterns for limbless robots via geometric mechanics was selected as a finalist for the Best Paper Award at the Robotics, Science and Systems 2021 Conference.


  • Mathematical Biology
  • Tropical Geometry
  • Combinatorics


  • PhD in Mathematics, 2017

    University of California, Berkeley

  • BS in Mathematics, 2013

    Peking University

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