Zhongyue (John) Yang was born in Tianjin, China. In 2013, he received his B.S. in Chemistry (Po-Ling class) at Nankai Universty, and joined the program of theoretical and computational chemistry at UCLA. Under the supervision of Prof. K. N. Houk, he developed computational tools for quasi-classical reaction dynamics simulations in condensed media in collaboration with Charles Doubleday at Columbia University. From 2018 to 2020, he worked as a postdoc with Prof. Heather Kulik at MIT and developed electronic structure analysis methods for large-scale quantum mechanics simulations of enzymes and peptides. He will be starting as an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University in August, 2020. He will also be affiliated to Vanderbilt Data Science Institute.