Xiaosong Ma is currently a Principal Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute. Her research interests are in the areas of workload characterization, graph processing, distributed/cloud computing, and high-performance storage systems. Xiaosong has published over 90 research papers and currently serves on the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and the ACM Transactions on Storage. She received both the DOE Early Career Principal Investigator Award and the NSF CAREER Award, and was named a University of Illinois Department of Computer Science Alumni Distinguished Educator. Xiaosong received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003, and her B.S. from Peking University in 1997.