Dr. Junchi Yan is currently a Tenure-track Associate Professor with Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also the program manager for the prestigious SJTU ACM Class (AI direction). Before that, he was a Senior Research Staff Member (Principal Scientist for Cognitive IoT) with IBM Research - China where he started his career since April 2011, and once an adjunct professor with the School of Data Science, Fudan University. His research interests are machine learning, data mining and computer vision. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE ACCESS, (Managing) Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning Systems, Pattern Recognition Letters, Pattern Recognition, Vice Secretary of China CSIG-BVD Technical Committee, and on the executive board of ACM China Multimedia Chapter. He has published 50+ peer reviewed papers in top venues in AI and has filed 20+ US patents. He has once been with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Japan NII, and Tencent/JD AI lab as a visiting researcher. He won the Distinguished Young Scientist of Scientific Chinese for year 2018 and CCF Outstanding Doctoral Thesis.