Dr. Huang is a Professor at the University of Tennessee and an affiliate researcher with CURENT. After earning a Ph.D. in computer science from the Ohio State University, he started his academic career in 2001 at UT, where he became an assistant professor and then an associate professor in 2007. Thanks to support by his colleagues and great work by his students, he is a past winner of DOE Early Career Principal Investigator (ECPI) Award, UTK Chancellor's Professional Promise Award in Research and Creative Achievement, and College of Engineering Research Fellow Award. Dr. Huang was named "ACM Faculty of The Year" by EECS students for the academic year of 2009-2010.
His research expertise includes ultrascale scientific visualization areas such as large data visualization, multivariate data visualization and time-varying data visualization, as well as systems oriented areas of visualization such as parallel, distributed, remote and collaborative visualization. Dr. Huang's research has been funded by Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NASA and UT-Battelle