Jimmy Huang received his Ph.D. in Information Science from City University in London, England and was then a Post Doctoral Fellow at the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo in Canada. He also worked in the financial industry in Canada, where he was awarded a CIO Achievement Award. He joined York University in July 2003 as an assistant professor. He is now the Director & a Professor at the School of Information Technology, and the Director of Information Retrieval & Knowledge Management Research Lab (IRLab) of York University, where he is also cross-appointed as a graduate faculty member in the programs of Information Systems and Technologies, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Health Informatics, and Emergency Management. Jimmy Huang received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research in 2006, an Early Researcher Award, formerly the Premier's Research Excellence Awards in 2007, the Petro Canada Young Innovators Award in 2008, the SHARCNET Research Fellowship Award in 2009, the Best Paper Award at the 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2010) in UK and the 2010 Web Intelligence Consortium Outstanding Service Award. Since 2003, he has published more than 120 refereed papers in journals (such as JASIST, IPM, IEEE TKDE, Information Sciences, IR and BMC Bioinformatics), book chapters and international conference proceedings (such as ACM SIGIR, ACM CIKM, COLING and IEEE ICDM). His Master (M.Eng.) and Bachelor (B.Eng.) degrees were in Computer Organization & Architecture and Computer Engineering respectively. He was awarded tenure and promoted to Full Professor at York University in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He was the General Conference Chair for the 19th International ACM CIKM Conference and the General Program Chair for IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence & Intelligent Agent Technology in 2010. His research interests include information retrieval, medical/health informatics, data mining, natural language processing, bioinformatics and computational linguistics.