I am an assistant professor at the department of computer science at the University of Houston. I earned my Ph. D. degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University in 2009. My advisor was Dr. Eugene Zhang. I received a B.S. degree in Information and Communication in 1999 from Xi'an Jiaotong University and a M.E. degree in Control Theory and Engineering/Computer Application (advisor: professor Taoshen Li) in 2002 from Guangxi University in China. I worked as an instructor in the Computer Science department of Guangxi University from 2002 to 2004, and was a post doctoral researcher at the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah (mentor: Charles D. Hansen and Allen R. Sanderson) from 2009 to 2012.