I am a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri. In 1997, I
received my Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and joined MU as an assistant professor.
From 2001 to 2003, I took a leave from MU and worked as a research
scientist at the renowned Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) in the
Silicon Valley, California. Over the past 20 years, I have conducted research
in many areas, including nonlinear and combinatorial optimization, wireless
sensor networks, machine learning, distributed and mobile computing, and
bioinformatics, and developed many
new methods for challenging real-world problems such as artificial neural
network training, filter banks design for signal processing, image compression,
the satisfiability problem, hyper-redundant robotic manipulators control, web
search and recommendation systems, wireless sensor network localization,
routing, data fusion, and placement and scheduling, and protein sequence
analysis and structure prediction. I have published over 200 refereed journal
and conference papers and awarded 6 US patents. Some of my works are well
received. For example, I pioneered the multidimensional scaling based approach
for ad hoc network localization and one of my papers has been cited over 1700 times.
I have been actively working on machine learning, big data analytics, mobile
computing, and bioinformatics in recent years. My research projects have been
funded by federal and industrial grants and contracts from NSF, NIH, DARPA,
Microsoft, Raytheon, Missouri Department of Conservation, etc.
Old research overview and sample projects
in Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA,
in Computer Engineering, Institute of
Computing Technology, Chinese
Academy of Sciences,
Beijing, China, 1991.
in Computer Science, University of
Science and Technology of China, Hefei,
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science, University
of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia,
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia,
Associate Professor, Dept. of
Computer Science, University of
Missouri, Columbia, MO.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Missouri,
Columbia, MO (On leave 1/01 – 1/03).
Senior Research Staff, Xerox Palo Alto
Research Center (Xerox PARC), Palo Alto, CA.
Research Assistant, Center for
Reliable and High Performance Computing, Coordinated Science
Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
National Research Center for Intelligent
Computing System, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
for Alcohol Impaired Driving: From the Laboratory to the Natural
Environment,” $2.9M, NIH, 2017 - 2022.
Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Monitoring Wetland Conditions,” $50K,
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service,
2018 - 2020.
- “REU SITE: Research in
Consumer Networking Technologies,” $360K, NSF, 2017 - 2020.
Science Support in Conservation,” $128K, Missouri Department of
Conservation, 2014 - 2019.
Shooting Ranges: Use, Needs, and Compliance Survey Electronic Data
Collection Development,” $90K, Missouri Department of Conservation,
2014 - 2018.
- “Development of MUFOLD for
Building High-Accuracy Protein Structure Models,” $1.4M, NIH, 2012 -
Efficient Mobile-App Customization, Integrative Survey and Ambulatory Data
Collection, and Deep Data Analytics for Data-Driven Campus Climate
Study,” $25K, MU, 2017 - 2018.
- “MRI: Acquisition of
Instrument for Data-intensive Applications with Hybrid Cloud Computing
Needs,” $600K, NSF, 2014 - 2018.
- “A Multidisciplinary
Approach to Investigate Work Zone Safety using SHRP 2 Safety Data,”
$137K, USDoT, 2015 - 2017.
- “REU SITE: Research in
Consumer Networking Technologies,” $360K, NSF, 2014 - 2017.
Toolkit,” $20K, Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016.
- “Emotion regulation in
emotional distress disorder: fMRI and ambulatory assessment,” $400K,
NIH, 2014 - 2016.
Ecologic Momentary Assessment to Define Alcohol's Impact on HIV Outcomes,”
$420K, NIH, 2014 - 2016.
assessment of alcohol use, mood dysregulation, and alcohol craving,”
$387K, NIH, 2013 - 2015.
- “Meeting the Nation's Needs in
Emerging Areas of Computer Science,” $400K, US Dept. of Education,
2010 - 2013.
SITE: Research in Home and Consumer Networking Technologies,” $330K,
NSF. 2010 - 2013.
- “New Scoring, Assembly and Evaluation Techniques for
Protein Structure Prediction,” $1.1M, NIH, 2006 - 2012.
Localization and Tracking with Networked Smartphones,” $390K, US
Army, 2010 - 2011.
- “Wireless Sensor Networks: Middleware and
Applications,” $300K, NSF, 2004 - 2008.
Management in Sensor Networks,” $20K, Microsoft, 2005 - 2006.
- “Agent-Based Multi-Level System Control of
UAVs,” $50K, Raytheon, 2004 -
- “Adaptive Optimization for Cooperative UAV
Path Planning,” $50K, Raytheon, 2004 - 2005.
Adaptive Constrained Optimization,” $2.8M, DARPA, 2001 - 2005.
Educational Innovation: Integrating Agent Technology into CISE Curriculum
Using Lecturelets,” $620K, NSF, 2000 -
Agent-Based Computing into Computer Science and Engineering
Curriculum,” $75K, NSF, 2000 - 2002.
Distributed Systems Laboratory,” $42K, NSF, 1998 - 2000.
Object Oriented Programming in Java
Internet, WWW, and Digital Media
Theory of Computation
Artificial Intelligence II
Parallel and Distributed Computing
Wireless Sensor Networks
Big Data Algorithms
senior member and ACM life member
- IEEE ICC,
- IEEE Globecom, 2007-present
Conference of American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05),
10th Int’l Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems
(ICPADS), 2004, 2005.
Int’l Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT), 2005
- IEEE 10th Int’l Conf. on Parallel and
Distributed Systems (ICPADS), 2004 (Finance Chair).
Int’l Conf. on Information Technology: Research and Education
Int’l World Wide Web Conf. (WWW2003), 2003.
Int’l Workshop on Natural Language processing and Knowledge
Engineering (NLPKE 2001) in conjunction with the IEEE SMC' 2001, Tucson, Arizona,
Int’l Conf. on Information, Fukuoka,
Symposium on Application-Specific Systems and Software Engineering
Technology, 1999 & 2000
Conf. Parallel and Distributed Methods for Image Processing, 1999 &
- IEEE Int’l Conf. on
Tools with Artificial Intelligence, 1999 & 2000
Int’l Conf. on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, 1998
Workshop of Knowledge and Data Exchange Workshop, 1998