Xiaohui (Helen) Gu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University. She received her PhD degree in 2004 and MS degree in 2001 from the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BS degree in computer science from Peking University,Beijing, China in 1999. She was a research staff member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York, between 2004 and 2007. She received ILLIAC fellowship, David J. Kuck Best Master Thesis Award, and Saburo Muroga Fellowship from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also received the IBM Invention Achievement Awards in 2004, 2006, and 2007. She has filed eight patents, and has published more than 50 research papers in international journals and major peer-reviewed conference proceedings. She is a recipient of NSF Career Award, four IBM Faculty Awards 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and two Google Research Awards 2009, 2011, best paper awards from ICDCS 2012, CNSM 2010, and NCSU Faculty Research and Professional Development Award.