Zheng Zhao is a research statistician at the SAS Institute, Inc. His recent research focuses on designing and developing novel analytic approaches for handling large-scale data of extremely high dimensionality. Dr. Zhao is the author of PROC HPREDUCE, which is a SAS High Performance Analytics procedure for large-scale parallel variable selection. He was co-chair of the 2010 PAKDD Workshop on Feature Selection in Data Mining. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Arizona State University.
Huan Liu is a professor of computer science and engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Liu serves on journal editorial boards and conference program committees and is a founding organizer of the International Conference Series on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California. With a focus on data mining, machine learning, social computing, and artificial intelligence, his research investigates problems in real-world application with high-dimensional data of disparate forms, such as social media, group interaction and modeling, data preprocessing, and text/web mining.