Dr. Xin Yuan is a full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems, communication optimizations, interconnection networks, networking, and computer science education. He obtained his B.S. and M.S degrees in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He earned his Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. He has published more than 100 papers in leading journals and conferences. The STAR-MPI software package that he and his students developed has been incorporated in the MPI stack of the IBM Blue Gene/P system. Dr. Yuan has served as the Program Chairs and vice-Chairs for several international conferences and workshops such as the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP) and the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC), and as Program Committee Members for many international conferences and workshops. He is a senior member of ACM and IEEE.