Dr. Yuanyuan Tian is currently a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center. She obtained her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include HTAP, SQL-on-Hadoop, big data federation, graph analytics platforms, and large-scale systems for machine learning. She has published two books and over 30 articles in top database venues. Dr. Tian has served in the editorial board for the new encyclopedia for Big Data, as an Associate Editor for PVLDB, and as a PC Chair for ICDE 2017 demo track and CIKM 2013 poster track. She has also served in several NSF panels. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award from the University of Michigan in 2008, and the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from IBM Research in 2016.