Bachelor of Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 1982. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1987.
Assistant professor University Kentucky, Lexington, 1987—1992. Lecturer Hong Kong University, 1992—1993. Information specialist Electronic Data Systems, Inc., Troy, Michigan, 1993—1999.
Associate professor University Missouri, Kansas City, since 1999.
Member of Association Computing Machinery.
Married Shiming Zhan. 1 child Lichy.