BSc in Applied Math: China U. of Elec. Sci. and Tech.,1983

         MSc in Applied Math: Beijing Normal University, 1986

         PhD in Applied Math: Beijing Normal University, 1989

         PhD in Computer Science: University of British Columbia, 1994


Research Interests:

         Currently, I am working with students and collaborators on explainable AI, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, multidimensional and deep clustering, collaborative filtering, and patient clustering and classification for traditional Chinese medicine.

         In general, I am interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, probabilistic graphical models, model-based clustering, reasoning and decision under uncertainty.


Professional Services:

         Program Co-Chair: UAI 2014, ECSQARU-2003

         Member of the Association of Uncertainty in AI Council, 2014 -

         Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ)

o    Member of Editorial Board, 01/2015 12/2016

o    Associate Editor, 01/2017

o    Member of AIJ EiC Nomination Committee 2021-22

o    Member of AIJ sponsorship committee, 09/2020

         International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (IJAR)

o    Member of Editorial Board, 2003-2004

o    Associate Editor, 7/2005 12/2021

o    Area Editor, 01/2022

         Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)

o    Member of Editorial Board, 10/1999 09/2002

o    Associate Editor, 10/2002 08/2025

o    Member of Advisory Board, 10/2005 -12/2011

         Conference Area Chair: AAAI, ICLR, IJCAI, NeurIPs, UAI, .