Dr Zhao Jun is a professor at the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Before joining NLPR in 2002, he worked in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a postdoctoral research fellow. His current research focuses on natural language processing, information extraction and question answering. Prof Zhao has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in the prestigious conferences and journals, including ACL, SIGIR, TKDE, JLMR, IJCAI, EMNLP, etc. His paper “Relation Classification via Convolutional Deep Neural Network” obtained best paper award of COLING-2014. His paper “Collective entity linking in web text: a graph-based method” ranks 2 in the highest referenced papers of SIGIR in recent five years with the Google academic search. He also served as workshop cochair for ACL-2016.