I'm a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington and the author of The Master Algorithm. I'm a winner of the SIGKDD Innovation Award and the IJCAI John McCarthy Award, two of the highest honors in data science and AI. I'm a AAAI Fellow, and I've received an NSF CAREER Award, a Sloan Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, an IBM Faculty Award, several best paper awards, and other distinctions. I spent two years as an assistant professor at IST, before joining the faculty of the University of Washington in 1999. I'm the author or co-author of over 200 technical publications in machine learning, data mining, and other areas. I'm a member of the editorial board of the Machine Learning journal, co-founder of the International Machine Learning Society, and past associate editor of JAIR. I was program co-chair of KDD-2003 and SRL-2009, and I've served on the program committees of AAAI, ICML, IJCAI, KDD, NIPS, SIGMOD, UAI, WWW, and others.