Huayu received his PhD in computer science from the School of Computing, National University of Singapore in 2011. His PhD supervisor was Professor Ling Tok Wang. Before that he graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Computing (Honors) degree in 2006. He is currently working as a Research Scientist in the Data Analytics Department of Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, in Singapore. He is leading the Data Management Lab in the department. Before joining I2R, he worked as a Teaching Assistant in National University of Singapore from 2010 to 2011. He was also a Visiting Researcher in the National Institute for Informatics, Japan, in 2010.