Dr. Hui Xiong received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. He is currently an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, where he received a two-year early promotion/tenure (2009),the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence (2009), an IBM ESA Innovation Award (2008), the Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2007) and the Junior Faculty Research Award (2008) at the Rutgers Business School. His general area of research is data and knowledge engineering, with a focus on developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for emerging data intensive applications. He has published prolifically in refereed journals and conference proceedings (3 books, 20+ journal papers, and 40+ conference papers), such as TKDE、TMC、VLDBJ、JDMKD、KDD. He is the co-editor of Clustering and Information Retrieval and the co-Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of GIS. He is an Associate Editor of the Knowledge and Information Systems journal. He has served regularly in the organization committees and the program committees of a number of international conferences and workshops, such as AAAI, KDD, ICDE, CIKM，and ICML. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. More detailed information is available at http://datamining.rutgers.edu.