Dr. Nicholas (Jing) Yuan is currently a senior applied scientist lead in Microsoft. He was previously a researcher in Microsoft Research Asia. He got a Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science and Technology in 2012, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the School of the Gifted Young in 2007, both in University of Science and Technology of China. From 2009 to 2012, He worked as a full time research intern in MSR Asia. Currently, his research interests include user modeling, behavioral data mining, spatial-temporal data mining and computational social science. He is a Microsoft Fellow, a member of CCF (China Computer Federation), ACM, and IEEE. During the past few years, Nicholas has published more than 40 papers in top-tier conferences and journals, including ACM SIGKDD, IEEE TKDE, ACM Ubicomp, ICDE, WWW, AAAI, etc. His work has been featured by influential media such as MIT Technology Review many times. He served as program chair of HuMoComp 2013-2015, industry chair of ASONAM 2016, area chair of NLPCC 2016, and regularly as program committee members in top conferences such as SIGKDD, WWW, ACL, AAAI, IJCAI, ICDM, WSDM, ICWSM, and SDM. Nicholas has been honored with Microsoft Fellowship (2011), Best Paper Award of IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (2013), Best Paper Runner-up Award of ACM SIGSPATIAL (2010), Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013), and Outstanding Graduates of Anhui Province (2012).