Yi Shang is Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, M.S. from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, in 1991, and B.S. from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, in 1988. He has published over 180 refereed papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, wireless sensor networks, mobile computing, and bioinformatics and has been granted 6 US patents. His research has been supported by NSF, NIH, Army, DARPA, Microsoft, and Raytheon.