Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Professor of Computer Science

Director, Center for No-Boundary Thinking


  • B.S., Computer Science (with honor), Shandong University, China, 1996
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, Shandong University, China, 1999
  • Ph. D., Computer Science, Texas A&M University at College Station, 2004

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Graph theory and algorithms
  • Computational complexity and approximation

Current Research:

  • Fixed-Parameter Approximation: relationship of parameterized computation and approximation
  • Efficient Algorithms for Protein Structure Prediction and Applications in RTB Binding Occupancy Determination and UGT structure-function relationships
  • Determination of Factors Affecting High-Level Protein Accumulation in Transgenic Maize Seed
  • Metabolomic and Genomics Empowered Platform for Phytochemical and Gene Network Discovery in Medicago Truncatula