Dr. Wu completed his Ph.D. dissertation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Louisiana State University (LSU) in May 2003 with a nomination for the LSU Distinguished Dissertation Award. After graduation, he continued to work as a Research Fellow in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at ORNL until he joined the faculty at the University of Memphis (UM) in Fall 2006. Dr. Wu is currently an Associate Professor at UM and a Collaborative Research Staff at ORNL. Dr. Wu has received a significant number of grants totaling over $2M from various federal funding agencies including NSF, DOE, DHS, ONR, and ORNL. He has published about 150 research articles in highly reputed conference proceedings, journals, and books. In August 2009, Dr. Wu received the Early Career Research Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at UM. His Ph.D. graduates have been employed as faculty members at research-oriented universities and senior program analysts in world-leading IT companies. Dr. Wu's main research interests include big data, computer networks, parallel and distributed computing, wireless sensor networks, cyber security, and scientific visualization. Dr. Wu was nominated for the 2010 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2012 Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Award, and was also a finalist for the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and 2012 at UM.