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Qiang Yang is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer of WeBank, Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is the Conference Chair of AAAI-21, the Honorary Vice President of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence(CAAI), the President of Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics(HKSAIR) and the President of Investment Technology League (ITL). He is a fellow of AAAI, ACM, CAAI, IEEE, IAPR and AAAS. He was the Founding Editor in Chief of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) and the Founding Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Big Data (IEEE TBD). He received the ACM SIGKDD Distinguished Service Award in 2017 and the Wu Wenjun outstanding contribution award of artificial intelligence in 2019. He had been the Founding Director of the Huawei’s Noah’s Ark Research Lab, the Founding Director of HKUST’s Big Data Institute, the Founder of 4Paradigm and the President of IJCAI(2017-2019). His latest books are Transfer Learning, Federated Learning and Practicing Federated Learning.

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