Dr. Yu Zheng is a Vice President of JD.COM and the Chief Data Scientist of JD Technology. He also leads the Intelligent Cities Business Unit as the president and serves as the managing director of JD Intelligent Cities Research. His research interests include big data analytics, spatio-temporal data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Before joining JD Technology, he was a senior research manager at Microsoft Research.

Zheng currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum. He is also an Editorial Board Member of GeoInformatica and IEEE Transactions on Big Data, and the founding Secretary of SIGKDD China Chapter. He has served as chair on over 10 prestigious international conferences, e.g. as the program co-chair of ICDE 2014 (Industrial Track), CIKM 2017 (Industrial Track) and IJCAI 2019 (Industrial Track), and Area chair of AAAI 2018 and ICDM 2015. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches at well-known international conferences, such as AAAI 2019. Zheng was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2014 and elevated to an IEEE Fellow in 2020 for his contributions to spatio-temporal data mining and urban computing.