Dr. Jun Huan is an internationally recognized investigator in data science. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in leading conferences and journals. He was a recipient of the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award in 2009. His group won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining in 2011 and the Best Paper Award (runner-up) at the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in 2009. Dr. Huan’s work has appeared in media publications including Science Daily, R&D Magazine, and EurekAlert. He regularly serves on the program committee of top-tier international conferences exploring topics on machine learning, data mining, big data, and bioinformatics. Before joining Baidu Research, Dr. Huan served as a program director in the Information and Intelligent Systems division at the National Science Foundation. Before that he was the spahr professor in EECS at the University of Kansas.