Jian Pei is a Professor in the School of Computing Science and an associate faculty member of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is renowned for his productive research in the general areas of data science, big data, data mining, and database systems. He has published prolifically and his publications have been cited over 86 thousand times. He is recognized as an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow, and has received several prestigious awards. In his recent leave-of-absence from the university, he acted as core/senior executives in world leading corporations. He has extensive experience in industry R&D, data strategy consulting, and data product development, and business operation.