Dr. Haifeng Chen is heading the Data Science and Systems Research Department at NEC Laboratories America in Princeton, New Jersey. He and his team members are working on the various aspects of big data research including data management and mining, Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, smart services and platforms. Haifeng has served in the program committee for a number of top conferences, such as SigKDD, AAAI, IEEE BigData, and has been in the panel of NSF programs. He has co-authored more than a hundred conference/journal publications including best papers from top conferences such as SigKDD, and has over 50 patents granted or applied. Many of the research results have lead to advanced solutions and products for various industrial domains including power plants, satellite, natural disaster, defense, security, finance, and retail businesses. As a result of his significant business contributions, Haifeng has received a large number of awards in the past years including the 2014 "NEC Contributors of the Year" - the highest and most prestigious award from NEC Corp. He was one of the only three members from NEC R&D units in last 10 years to receive that award.