Xiangyao Yu is a postdoctoral associate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the supervision of Prof. Michael Stonebraker. He acquired his Ph.D. at MIT in 2017 and B.S. at Tsinghua University in 2012. His research interest centers on databases with additional expertise in computer architecture. He won the best Ph.D. thesis award in EECS at MIT and has three best paper awards or nominations.