Dr. Xiaoyi Lu is a Research Scientist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University, USA. His current research interests include high-performance interconnects and protocols, Big Data system software (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Memcached, gRPC, TensorFlow), Parallel Computing Models (MPI/PGAS), Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Deep Learning. He has published over 90 papers in International journals and conferences related to these research areas. He has been actively involved in various professional activities (e.g., PC Co-Chair, PC Member) in academic journals and conferences. Recently, Dr. Lu is leading the research and development of RDMA-based accelerations for Apache Hadoop, Spark, HBase, and Memcached, and OSU HiBD micro-benchmarks. He is also leading the research and development of MVAPICH2-Virt (high-performance and scalable MPI for hypervisor and container based HPC clouds). He is a member of IEEE and ACM. More details about Dr. Lu are available at http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~luxi.