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Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Joint Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joint Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Office: 3101 Shelby Center, 345 W. Magnolia Ave.
Auburn University, AL 36849, USA
Telephone: +1 (334) 844-6330
Fax: +1 (334) 844-6329
Email: 1st_name dot last_name (AT) gmail
TigerMail: wkyu (AT) auburn
Weikuan Yu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University, where he also holds joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Biological Sciences. Prior to joining Auburn University in 2009, he was a Research Staff Member at Oak Ridge National Lab for two and a half years. Yu has founded and currently directs the Parallel Architecture and System Laboratory (PASL), with broad research interests spanning structured and unstructured database systems, data mining and analytics of big data and social networks, parallel computer systems and architecture, high speed interconnects, cloud computing, computational biology and climate modeling, storage and I/O systems.
Dr. Yu has graduated three Ph.D. students who upon graduation have joined prestigious organizations such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and four master students who joined various industry positions. He is currently working with the PASL group of one postdoctoral researcher, 8 Ph.D. students and 3 master students. His group's research has been supported in part by NASA, DOE (ORNL and LLNL), NSF, Alabama Department of Commerce, Mellanox, Intel, NVIDIA, Scitor, and Auburn University for a total of $5M (with Yu being the lead PI for nearly $3.5M), along with equipment donations from Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Solarflare. Yu's research won the 2012 Alabama Innovation Award and the First Prize of 2012 ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals. Yu is a senior member of IEEE and member of ACM and USENIX.