Dr. Haiping Xu received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, in 2003. Prior to that, he successively worked with Shen-Yan Systems Technology, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., as a Software Engineer, in Beijing, China. Since 2003, he has been with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer and Information Science Department, and a Director of the Concurrent Software Engineering Laboratory (CSEL). His research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Marine Corps. His major research interests include distributed software engineering, formal methods, multi-agent systems, electronic commerce, data mining, service-oriented systems, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.