Yang Xu (Albert) is currently an ECE graduate research assistant in the Computational Electronics Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UIUC in 2005, his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1999. His current research interests include modeling, computational analysis and design of electrostatic nano- and microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) and other multiphysics systems, quantum mechanical modeling and multiscale modeling (Tight binding model, effective mass Schrodinger model) and other numerical methods for electrostatic analysis.