I am the Founding Dean of School of Artificial Intelligence, Jilin University, China. Before joining academia, I was a Technical Vice President at Huawei Research America, in charge of knowledge graph, question answering and vertical search projects. Before that,I was at Yahoo Labs/Research from 2006 to 2016 as a research director, and in charge of search relevance of Yahoo’s web search engine and vertical search engines. My Research Interests include information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence. I am elected as an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2018, for my contributions to intelligent algorithms for search engines.