Xiaoru Yuan is a tenured faculty member in the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science. He serviced as the vice director of Information Science Center at Peking University. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2006, from the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities. His primary research interests are in the field of visualization and visual analytics. His co-authored work on high dynamic range volume visualization received Best Application Paper Award at the IEEE Visualization 2005 conference. He and his student team won awards over 11 times in IEEE VAST Challenges.