He is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China. Since receiving a B.Eng from Hohai University in 2002 and his Ph.D. from the South China University of Technology in 2008, he has worked as a faculty at SCUT. From March 2016 to March 2017 he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego. His current research interests include machine learning algorithms, data mining methodologies, neural networks theories, and their applications. He is also a Member of ACM, IEEE, CAAI, and a Senior Member of CCF. Currently, he serves as a member of the program committee in NeurIPS, IJCAI, AAAI and a reviewer of IEEE TNNLS, IEEE T-CYB, Information Sciences, Connection Science and so forth.