Professor C. C. Lu received the B.S. degree in control engineering from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1983 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Since August 1988 he has been with Kent State University and he is currently Professor of Computer Science. 25 MS students and 6 Ph.D students have graduated under his supervision. His research interests are data compression, image processing, pattern recognition and multimedia data mining. In past, he has been funded by Cray Research Inc., Motorola Inc., NASA, and Air Force.