Dr. Ying Xie is a Professor in the Colleage of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University. His present research interests are primarily on deep learning and big data. Dr. Xie currently serves as the Director of Equifax Data Science Research Lab @KSU. His research was sponsored by multiple US companies and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Xie holds two US patents on data analytics and several pending US patents. He has been involved in organizing multiple international conferences and workshops on data mining and computational intelligence. Dr. Xie has also served in the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal of Big Data Research..