Lu Wei is currently an Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), directing the StatNLP research group (http://statnlp.org/). He received his Ph.D from the Singapore-MIT Alliance of the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was a visiting researcher at CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing. He has published numerous papers at top forums and received several research awards, and has been active in service to the academic community and beyond.