Xuedong Hu is an associate professor of physics at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in 1996 under the supervision of Franco Nori, studying squeezed phonons. His postdoctoral work was on coherent control in semiconductor quantum wells and spin-based quantum computing in semiconductor nanostructures. He joined the University of Buffalo faculty in 2002 and became an associate professor in 2007. His current research interests are on quantum coherence and control in semiconductor and superconductor nanostructures, especially on problems related to solid-state quantum computing.