Professor, Director of the Visual Computing Research Center， Deputy Director of Institute of Advanced Computing and Digital Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the Department of Computer Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a senior member of IEEE. He was awarded IEEE certificate of appreciation for outstanding service as chairman of IEEE visualization conference 2005 and senior chairman of IEEE visualization conference 2006. He received the Best Paper award in IEEE visualization conference 2005, McKnight Land-Grant Professorship from the University of Minnesota in 2004, the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2003, and Microsoft Innovation Excellence Program recipient in 2002. His recent research projects had been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), government labs (e.g., NRL, ARL), industry, and private donations, all in the U.S. He received the “100 Scientists Plan” Award of Chinese Academic of Science in 2008 and received the National Science Foundation Award for Outstanding Young Scientist of China in 2010.