Zhijing Xu (Sting) is a postdoctoral researcher within the Research School of Population Health at Australian National University, working with Professor Archie Clements and Dr Kathryn Glass. Sting graduated with a BSc in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University in Beijing. And in 2015 he completed his PhD in Biosecurity at the Academy of Military Medical Science of China, also known as CDC of PLA. Sting has particular interests in modelling the spreading dynamics and control strategies of infectious diseases in social systems with agent-based models. Sting is currently working on the project of modelling endemic lymphatic filariasis in American Samoa with colleagues at Australian National University, University of Melbourne and La Trobe University.