Yongbin joined the IASM as a permanent faculty in Jan, 2020. He did his undergraduate degree (1978-1982) and master degree (1982-1985) at Sichuan University. He obtained his Ph.D from UC-Berkeley in 1991. Afterwards, he was a postdoc at Michigan State University (1991-1993),an assistant professor at University of Utah (1993-1996), a Van Vleck Chair Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison (1996-2005) and a Bill Fulton Collegiate Chair Professor at University of Michigan (1996-2020).
Yongbin's research area is Geometry and Physics. He was an invited speaker for ICM in 1998 and an AMS fellow. In 2021, he was elected member of Chinese Academy of Sciences.