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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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(03/2021) Our paper on bringing green software to computer science curriculum has been accepted by the ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE).

(03/2021) Our paper on improving the cost efficiency of cloud systems has been accepted by the Journal of Sustainable Computing (SUSCOM).

(03/2021) Our paper on integrating energy efficiency analysis into software development cycles has been accepted by the Journal of Sustainable Computing (SUSCOM).

(12/2020) Our paper on parallel knowledge distillation has been accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.

(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).