Name:  How to pronounce Yuan Xie? please click .  Written in Chinese, it is     

Bio:   Dr. Yuan Xie was born in Guang-Xi Province, China. He received his B.S. degree from Electronics Engineering Department, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and then came to United State to complete his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University, under the supervision of Prof. Wayne Wolf. After graduation, he worked as an Advisory Engineer for IBM Microelectronics Division's Worldwide Design Center. Later, he left IBM and joined Penn State University as a faculty member @ Computer Science Engineering Department.

His younger brother, Tao Xie, who is now Associate Professor at  Computer Science Department of UIUC. Tao's  research is mainly in Software Engineering.


Dr. Xie is a soccer enthusiast. He used to play as a striker for Tsinghua University Varsity soccer team, which won Beijing Inter-collegiate Championship twice in early 90's. After he came to US, he helped to found the Chinese Soccer Team at Princeton (CSTP) and served as the captain. He also helped to organized  Tsinghua Veterans soccer team, a team formed by Tsinghua alumni, which participated in the Annual North America Chinese Soccer Tournament every year. At Penn State, he is playing with PSU_CFA team  and his MDL group students.  He also follows European soccer leagues very closely through Fox Soccer Channel. Under Daddy's  influence, Andy started soccer training at 1-year-old, and becomes a star at age 4.