Dr. Hui Xiong is a Full Professor and Vice Chair in the Management Science and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School and the Director of Rutgers Center for Information Assurance at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he received a two-year early promotion/tenure (2009), the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence (2009), and the ICDM-2011 Best Research Paper Award (2011). Dr. Xiong is a prominent researcher in the areas of business intelligence, data mining, big data, and geographic information systems (GIS). For his outstanding contributions to these areas, he was elected an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2014. He has a distinguished academic record that includes 200+ referred papers and an authoritative Encyclopedia of GIS (Springer, 2008). He is serving on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), and IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD). Also, he served as a Program Co-Chair of the Industrial and Government Track for the 18th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), a Program Co-Chair for the IEEE 2013 International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-2013), and a General Co-Chair for the IEEE 2015 International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-2015).