Philip S. Yu's main research interests include data mining (especially on graph/network mining), social network, privacy preserving data publishing, data stream, database systems, and Internet applications and technologies. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UIC and also holds the Wexler Chair in Information and Technology. He spent most of his career at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he was manager of the Software Tools and Techniques group. Dr. Yu has published more than 650 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He holds or has applied for more than 300 US patents. Dr. Yu is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data. He is on the steering committee of the IEEE Conference on Data Mining and ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management and was a member of the IEEE Data Engineering steering committee. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2001-2004). He had also served as an associate editor of ACM Transactions on the Internet Technology (2000-2010) and Knowledge and Information Systems (1998-2004). In addition to serving as program committee member on various conferences, he was the program chair or co-chairs of the 2009 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, the IEEE Workshop of Scalable Stream Processing Systems (SSPS’07), the IEEE Workshop on Mining Evolving and Streaming Data (2006), the 2006 joint conferences of the 8th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC' 06) and the 3rd IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE' 06), the 11th IEEE Intl. Conference on Data Engineering, the 6th Pacific Area Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, the 9th ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Research Issues in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery,the 2nd IEEE Intl. Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Transaction and Query Processing, the PAKDD Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Advanced Databases, and the 2nd IEEE Intl. Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-based Information Systems. He served as the general chair or co-chairs of the 2009 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Data Mining, the 2009 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Data Engineering, the 2006 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, the 1998 IEEE Intl. Conference on Data Engineering, and the 2nd IEEE Intl. Conference on Data Mining. He had received several IBM honors including 2 IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards, an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 2 Research Division Awards and the 94th plateau of Invention Achievement Awards. He was an IBM Master Inventor. Dr. Yu received a Research Contributions Award from IEEE Intl. Conference on Data Mining in 2003 and also an IEEE Region 1 Award for "promoting and perpetuating numerous new electrical engineering concepts" in 1999. Dr. Yu received the B.S. Degree in E.E. from National Taiwan University, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in E.E. from Stanford University, and M.B.A. degree from New York University.