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I am an Associate Professor of the Computer Science Department. I received the 2015 Texas State University Presidential Award and the 2020 Texas State University Presidential Distinction Award, both for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. I received my Ph.D. degree (2008) in Computer Science from Auburn University with the Distinguished Dissertation Award and my B.S.(2002) & M.S.(2005) degrees in Computer Science from Shandong University.

My research focuses on Energy-Efficient Computing and Systems, including Big Data Analytics, Green Software Design, Green AI, and Edge Computing.We welcome qualified and self-motivated students to join us in projects related to these areas.

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(08/2020) Our paper on layer-wise convolutional neural network distillation has been published by the IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing and Scalable Cloud (EdgeCom’20).

(06/2020) Our paper on phase–reconfigurable shuffle optimization for hadoop systems has been published by the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

(03/2020) Our paper on neural network prunning has been published by the 2020 Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV ’20).

(06/2019) Our paper on improving the energy efficiency of relational and NoSQL databases via query optimizations has been published by the Journal of Sustainable Computing.

(04/2019) Our paper on energy efficient mobile computing received the 2018 Best Paper Award of Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA).