Heng Tao Shen is currently a Professor of National "Thousand Talents Plan", the Dean of School of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Director of Center for Future Media at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland. He obtained his BSc with 1st class Honours and PhD from Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore in 2000 and 2004 respectively. His research interests mainly include Multimedia Search, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Management.