Yuhai Tu graduated from the Gifted Youth Program at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1987. At the same year, he passed the CUSPEA exam and went to University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for his graduate study in physics. In 1991, he got his Ph. D from UCSD and was awarded the Division Prize Fellow at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for his postdoc research. In 1994, he joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a permanent research staff member (RSM). He has been the manager of the theory and computational physics group at IBM Watson Research Center since 2002. His main research interests are statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, surface physics and most recently computational biophysics. He has been an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow since 2004. He has been a ChangJiang visiting professor at Peking University since 2007.