Bing Liu is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He received his PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence from University of Edinburgh. Before joining UIC in 2002, he was with National University of Singapore. His research interests include data mining, Web mining, text mining, and machine learning. He has published extensively in these areas in leading conferences and journals. He served (or serves) as a vice chair, deputy vice chair or program committee member of many conferences, including WWW, KDD, ICML, VLDB, ICDE, AAAI and ICDM.Liu, Bing is the author of 'Web Data Mining Exploring Hyperlinks, Contents, and Usage Data', published 2006 under ISBN 9783540378815 and ISBN 3540378812.