Dr. Dongfang Zhao is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Prior to joining UNR he was a postdoctoral fellow advised by Dr. Magdalena Balazinska at University of Washington in Seattle. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, 2015, under the supervision of Dr. Ioan Raicu. His research interests include data management systems, high preformance computing, and machine intelligence.