Dr. Lu earned his PhD in Computer Science in December 2016 and his BS in Computer Science in December 2011 from Washington State University. He completed his post-doctoral research in Computer Science and Mathematics here at ORNL in July 2019. During his post-doctoral research, he was the developer for the DAPPER (Data Analysis Parallel Package Maker) project. DAPPER is the prototype of a highly-scalable application-independent parallel framework targeted toward the rapid development spatial data analysis software.
His thesis focused on parallel communities’ detection and graph analysis. His research interests include parallel spatial data structures and graph algorithms. Hao’s papers have been published in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Parallel Computing, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation and IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS).