Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Dapeng Oliver Wu (Center Director)

Dr. Dapeng Oliver Wu is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.  He received University of Florida Term Professorship Award in 2017, University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award in 2009, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2009, ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2008, NSF CAREER award in 2007, the IEEE Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT) Transactions Best Paper Award for Year 2001, and the Best Paper Awards in IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 and International Conference on Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Wired/Wireless Networks (QShine) 2006. Currently, he serves as Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.  He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Multimedia between 2006 and 2008, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is also a guest-editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Special Issue on Cross-layer Optimized Wireless Multimedia Communications and Special Issue on Airborne Communication Networks.  He has served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2012, and TPC chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, and as a member of executive committee and/or technical program committee of over 100 conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Networking Communications, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, Smart Grid, and Information and Network Security

Joel Harley (Center Deputy Director)

Joel B. Harley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Prior to the University of Florida, he was an assistant professor at the University of Utah. His interests include the integration of complex systems with novel signal processing, machine learning, and big data methods for applications in cyber-physical systems, structural health monitoring, nondestructive evaluation, and other fields.

Dr. Harley is a recipient of the the University of Utah’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2016 Teaching Award, the University of Utah’s 2016 Career Services Mentoring Award, the 2014 Carnegie Mellon A. G. Jordan Award (for academic excellence and exceptional service to the community), the 2009 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, the 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2009 Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship (declined), and the 2008 Lamme/Westinghouse Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Fellowship. He has published more than 40 technical journal and conference papers, including four best student papers. He is a student advisor for the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society, the president of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Utah Chapter, a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a member of the Acoustical Society of America.

Research Interests: Signal processing, physics-driven machine learning, and artificial intelligence enhanced modelling.


Zhu Li (Center Co-Director)

Dr. Zhu Li is an Associate Professor with the Dept of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri,Kansas City, and director of the Multimedia Computing & Communication (MC^2) Lab. His research interests include audio-visual analytics and machine learning with its application in large scale video repositories annotation, mining and recommendation, video object identification and event recognition, as well as video adaptation, source-channel coding and distributed optimization issues of the wireless video networks.
Research Interests: Audio-Visual Analytics, Machine Learning, Object Recognition, Deep Learning


Yugyung Lee (Site Co-Director)

Dr. Yugyung Lee is a Professor in the department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri – Kansas City. Her research interests include Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence, Semantic Web, Deep Learning, Medical Informatics. She is the author of over one hundred articles in top tier journals and conferences and also received significant funding from federal agencies includingthe National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Research Interests: Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence, Deep Learning, Medical Informatics

Dejing Dou (Center Co-Director)

Dr. Dejing Dou is a Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon and leads the Advanced Integration and Mining (AIM) Lab. His research areas include ontologies, data mining, data integration, information extraction, and health informatics. His DEXA’15 paper received the best paper award. His KDD’07 paper was nominated for the best research paper award. He is on the Editorial Boards of Journal on Data Semantics and Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. Dejing Dou has received over $4.5 million PI research grants from the NSF and the NIH.
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Health Informatics


Allen Malony (Site Co-Director)

Dr. Allen D. Malony is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. He was awarded NSF National Young Investigator award in 1994, a Fulbright Research Scholarship in 1999,  the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in 2002. He led the TAU Performance System, a leading open source parallel performance tool suite widely used around the world.
Research Interests: Performance Analysis, PDC/HPC, Scientific Software Environments