Dr. Xiaoyi Lu is a Research Scientist of 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, Hadoop/Spark/Memcached ecosystem, Parallel Computing Models (MPI/PGAS), Virtualization and Cloud Computing. 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 (PC Co-Chair, PC Member, and Reviewer) 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, which are publicly available from (http://hibd.cse.ohio-state.edu). These libraries are currently being used by more than 285 organizations from 34 countries. More than 26,300 downloads of these libraries have taken place from the project site. He is a core member of the MVAPICH2 (High-Performance MPI over InfiniBand, iWARP, and RoCE) project and he is leading the research and development of MVAPICH2-Virt (high-performance and scalable MPI for the hypervisor and container-based HPC cloud). He is a member of IEEE and ACM. More details about Dr. Lu are available at http://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/~lu.932/.