Dong Dai is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science Department at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has a BS and a Ph.D. in computer science and extensive research experience in large-scale data-intensive systems. He has been working with collaborators from national labs and industrial partners on challenging large-scale data storage systems, covering topics like I/O optimization, metadata management, graph storage, and job scheduling. He has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications, some of which were published in the top-tier conferences and journals in the fields. He also serves as reviewers, program committee, track chair, program chair for several conferences as well as peer-reviewed workshops. He also serves as PI and Co-PI in several NSF fundings.