Heng Tao Shen, an OSA Fellow and ACM Distinguished Member, is the Dean of School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Executive Dean of AI Research Institute, and the Director of Centre for Future Media at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He obtained his BSc with 1st class Honours and PhD from Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He then joined the University of Queensland (UQ) as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, and became a Professor in late 2011. His research interests mainly include Multimedia Search, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Management.Heng Tao Shen has made continuous contributions to big multimedia data analysis, understanding, indexing and retrieval, and developed the first real-time near-duplicate video retrieval system. He has published 280+ peer-reviewed papers, including 2 survey articles “A survey on learning to hash” in IEEE TPAMI 2018 and “Near-duplicate Video Retrieval: Current Research and Future Trends” in ACM Computing Surveys 2013, 80+ IEEE/ACM Transactions, and 200+ Chinese Computing Federation (CCF) A ranked papers. He has received 7 Best Paper Awards from international conferences, including the Best Paper Award from ACM Multimedia 2017 and Best Paper Award - Honourable Mention from ACM SIGIR 2017. He received the Chris Wallace Award in 2010 conferred by Computing Research and Education Association, Australasia, the Future Fellowship from Australia Research Council in 2012, and the Overseas Chinese Outstanding Contribution Award of China in 2016. He has managed 15 research projects, including 1 Major Project from Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 1 Key Program from National Natural Science Foundation of China and 8 Discovery Projects from Australia Research Council.Heng Tao Shen is/was an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions of Data Science (TDS), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE). He will organize ACM Multimedia 2021 as General Co-Chair in Chengdu China, and has organized ICDE 2013 as Local Organization Co-Chair, and ACM Multimedia 2015 as Technical Program Committee Co-Chair in Brisbane Australia.