It started as a relationship with .......

"Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place."

the Career .......

"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse whereever he pleases."

I graduated from Columbia University in 1995, and my advisor was Professor Gail E. Kaiser. My PhD thesis is titled "Epsilon-Consistent Real-Time Monitoring for Rapidly Changing Data." I was a faculty member in the Computer Science department at Columbia University from 1994 to 1995, and NC State University from 1995 to 2000 before joining UC Davis. I got my undergraduate degree in computer science from Tunghai University, Taichung in 1985, and my MS degree also in computer science from Columbia University in 1989.

the Belief .......

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

To be honest with you, I feel that it is relatively easy today, especially in US, for me to say "I am a Christian" (comparing to what happened in the first two centuries, and I am not sure I will be courageous enough to say it in certain parts of the world). But, that doesn't really say a lot about my belief and my relationship with our Lord. In this respect, I am still a student and I will be more than happy to discuss with others who are interested in learning more about the truth from His words.

the Students .......

"So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man."

I have graduated 22 PhD students and numerous MS/undergraduate students from three different schools: NC State University, BTH, and UC Davis. I am currently advising about 11 PhD students (4 of them should finish very soon). It is my blessing to have the opportunity to work with each one of them. They each brought to me a different personality and character, and I, then, have the chance to know them and to learn how to build a friendship and relationship with them, before and after of their graduation. Having them interacting with me in research and in others is my biggest reward as a professor.

and, of course, the Family .......

"As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD"

In US and in other parts of the world, we have seen that so many families/couples went through serious struggles about their bitter relationship and eventually chose to (and, in many cases, were unwillingly forced to) divorce. Whenever I heard people going through that painful process, my heart felt sad -- it is a broken relationship.

My wife Grace and I have four kids: Daniel (23), Elizabeth (20), Esther (17), and Timothy (16). And, believe me or not -- we had and still have a lot of struggles, almost everyday and every moment. I was discouraged when being criticized or challenged by the ones (i.e., spouse, kids, and other friends) I love and care. Gradually, through such "negative" experiences, I learned (I am a slow learner, BTW) that I am imperfect, my spouse is not perfect, and none of our kids are perfect as well. And, the truth is that this fact itself is perfectly OK and now positive to me! It is not merely about humbleness. It amazes me that a bunch of imperfect persons, via this special family relationship, can share the perfect and abundant love from above. This is precious to me, and far beyond my limited understanding.

It's about the relationship among us -- tear/joy, agree/disagree, bitter/sweet, and yet, loving/hoping together as a family! It is about our relationship with Him that we all need to experience.
Psalm 51:6, Proverbs 21:1, Romans 12:2, Genesis 32:24-25, Joshua 24:15