Dr. Raymond Ng is a professor in computer science at UBC. He is internationally renowned for his data mining studies. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers covering a broad range of topics in informatics, data mining and databases. He has won Best Paper awards from the ACM SIGKDD conference on data mining and the ACM SIGMOD conference on database management. For the past few years, Dr Ng has been one of the editors of two top database journals worldwide – the VLDB Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He was the general chair of ACM SIGMOD 2008 and the program chair of IEEE ICDE 2009.