Jianping Hua received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Eletectrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2004. Currently, he is currently a Research Assistant Professor in Computational Biology Division in Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) at Phoenix, AZ. He will join the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics Systems Engineering (CBGSE) at Texas A&M University in 2014. His main research interest lies in genomic signal processing, signal and image processing, and high-throughput content analysis.