A large part of my identity was destined to be tied to music and technology. I have been eager to know how music is made since the age of five, the time when I began to play the piano and learn music theory. I was attracted to music, which profoundly changed not only how I felt about myself, but also how I felt about everything around me. In time, my interest grew into passion, and it moved from starry-eyed, childish wonder to intellectual awe. Now I am a PhD student at Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) and Media & Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training (MAT CDT), EECS, Queen Mary University of London, UK, sponsored by China Scholarship Council (CSC). Please check my GitHub repository for my research projects. In my spare time, I am a popular science writer at 知乎 and 无痛入门音乐科技, helping people deduce and discover the intricacies of music technology.