Dr. Xin Yuan is currently 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, and networking. 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 80 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 is currently serving on the Editorial Boards of several international journals. He has also 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.
Dr. Yuan worked with Mike Lang, Scott Pakin, and the USRC Systems group on interconnection networks research that covers a spectrum of networking issues including topology, routing, switching, flow control, and congestion control. The goal was to identify the appropriate interconnection network technologies for the next generation supercomputers as well as the future generation exascale supercomputing systems.