Dr. Alex Kuo holds a PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. He is a full time associate professor at the School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada. He was a visiting scholar at the Electronic Commerce Resource Centre (ECRC), Georgia Tech. (1999-2000), and the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR), School of Medicine, Stanford University (2015-2016). Now, he is the chair of the IEEE Big Data Education Track and the study group leader of Metadata Standard for Big Data Management at the IEEE Big Data Initiative (BDI). With over 20 years of programming and data analysis practical as well as research experience, he has over 140 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests include health Big Data analytics, health data interoperability, health database & data warehousing, data mining application in healthcare, e-health and clinical decision support system.