Xiuli Ma is a faculty at the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University. Her research interests are database systems, with a focus on data mining and analysis techniques related to business applications. Xiuli received her Ph.D. in Computer Sciences and technology from Peking University in 2003 under the supervision of Prof. Shiwei Tang. Her Ph.D. dissertation was on Incremental and Interactive Mining of Frequent Patterns. Xiuli received her B.S. and M.S. in Computer Sciences from Hebei University, China.