Cui Yu is Associate Professor at the Monmouth University. She obtained her B.Eng. in Computer Science from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 1995, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore in 2001. Her research interests include database performance issues, indexing techniques, multimedia database and moving object databass management. She has had articles published in ACM PODS, VLDB, ICDE, VLDB Journal, TODS Journal and Journal of Information and Software Technology, and she is the author of the monograph entitled High-Dimensional Indexing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science #2341, Springer-Verlag.