Rui Dai joined the faculty of University of Cincinnati as an assistant professor in computer engineering in 2014. She received her BS in Electronics and Information Engineering and MS in Communications and Information Systems from the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. in 2011, under the supervision of Professor Ian. F. Akyildiz in the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access of Georgia Tech from 2011 to 2012. More recently, she was an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at North Dakota State University.