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Hansheng Lei, PhD

received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo in December 2005. He joined the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) as an assistant professor in Jan 2006. He is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure August 2012. He joined the EECS department, the US Military Academy at West Point as a visiting professor in June 2013.
His current research interests lie in big data, distributed machine learning, computer vision and data mining in a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. He has published over twenty articles in peer-reviewed conferences/journals. He has led several projects funded by NSF and US Department of Education with a total amount of $3.5M. He has served as a proposal reviewer for a variety of funding agencies, including NSF, Department of Education and Department of Commerce.