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I am an Associate Professor of the Computer Science Department. I received the Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award from Auburn University (2008), Texas State University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (2015), and the Texas State University Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (2020). I am a general member of the Green Software Foundation and an assiciate editor of Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (SUSCOM).

My research focuses on Energy-Efficient Computing and Systems, including Green Software Design, Green AI, Green Cloud, Green Data Center, and Edge Computing. We welcome qualified and self-motivated students to join our group.

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(07/2021) Our paper on improving knowledge distillation using lipschitz continuity has been accepted by the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'21).

(07/2021) Our paper on parallel knowledge distillation has been published by the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.

(06/2021) Our paper on bringing green software to computer science curriculum has been published by the ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE).

(06/2021) Our paper on improving the cost efficiency of cloud systems has been published by the Journal of Sustainable Computing (SUSCOM).

(06/2021) Our paper on integrating energy efficiency analysis into software development cycles has been published by the Journal of Sustainable Computing (SUSCOM).