I obtained B.S. degree in computer science from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 2002. After that, I received my Master's degree in 2004, and Ph.D. degree in 2008 both in computer science from the University of Sydney, Australia. I was also a Ph.D. student with the Statistical Machine Learning Program at NICTA, and my thesis advisor is Alex Smola. Since Summer 2008, I was a postdoc fellow at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, working on machine learning and computational biology projects with Eric Xing, Carlos Guestrin, Geff Gordon and Jeff Schneider. Right before I joined Georgia Tech, I spent some time as a research scientist at Fernando Pereira's group at Google Research.