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, domain generalization, natural language processing, and machine learning for drug discovery.

       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:

        Chair of AIJ sponsorship committee, 1/2024 -

        Member of Board of Directors, Association of UAI: Secretary 2023-24, Treasurer 2025-26, Chair 2027-28.

        Member of the Association of UAI Council, 2014 -

        Program Co-Chair: UAI 2014, ECSQARU-2003

        IJCAI 2022: Member of executive committee, member of advisory committee.

        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 08/2005

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

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