His current research interests include Big data management systems (with special interests in cloud computing and emerging hardware systems), Parallel and distributed systems and Cloud Computing. His papers are published in prestigious international journals (such as ACM TODS and IEEE TKDE/TPDS/TC) and proceedings (such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB/PVLDB, ACM/IEEE SuperComputing, ACM HPDC, and ACM SoCC). He is affiliated with both the Systems and Networking group and the Database group at NUS.

He has got a number of awards including IBM Ph.D. fellowship (2007-2008), NVIDIA Academic Partnership (2010-2011) and Nanyang Education Award (School) 2014. He has got a number of paper awards and honorable mentions in international prestigious conferences and journals including ACM SIGMOD 2008, VLDB 2013 (demo), IEEE IC2E 2016, 2017 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award, and PACT 2018