Mingxi Wu is the VP of Engineering of TigerGraph, a startup in silicon valley building world-leading real-time graph data platform. Mingxi obtained his Ph.D. from University of Florida, specializing in both database and data mining. In the past 15 years, he has focused on database research and data management software building. He has worked at both Microsoft SQL server group and Oracle relational database optimizer group. He has won research awards in the most prestigious publication venues in database and data mining (SIGMOD, KDD and VLDB). He holds 5 U.S. patents on big data and 3 pending international patents on graph management. Lately, his interests are in building easy to use and high expressive graph query language.