Youjin Deng works with Nikolay Prokof’ev and Boris Svistunov in the Monte Carlo Group. He has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China since 2009. He received his M.Sc. from Beijing Normal University in 2000 and Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, in 2004 (Conformal Symmetries and Constrained Critical Phenomena). He took a postdoctoral position in Professor Alan Sokal’s group at New York University (2005–2007) and was a von Humboldt research fellow at Heidelberg University (2007–2008). Youjin’s research interests are in the area of Monte Carlo methods for classical lattice models as well as for bosonic, fermonic and spin systems; the theory of critical phenomena; and ultracold atoms. Youjin is a coauthor of about 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals.