With a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Shantou, China (2003), a M.Sc. in Data Analysis, Network and Nonlinear Dynamical System from the University of York, UK (2004), and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Leeds, UK (2008), Dr. Luo has gained extensive knowledge& experience in applied mathematics and statistics, computer simulations & forecasting, dynamic system and high-dimensional data analysis, to study disease dispersal and mitigation on a multinational scale. He has worked several years as biostatistician at The Food and Environmental Research Agency (UK) before beginning research in Florida (2011) as collaborated research scholar in NCSU and visiting scientist USDA. He played a key role in a wide range of multidisciplinary projects including, but not limited to, risk-based survey of HLB/ACP in FL, CA, TX and AZ, Plum Pox Virus (PPV) survey in NY and CA, Census travel modelling, agent-based disease simulation, GIS disease mapping and Aerial image processing.