Chi-Ren Shyu (he/him/his) is a Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Professor in electrical engineering and computer science and serves as the director of the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics, where 60 interdisciplinary core faculty from 22 departments/schools support more than 160 graduate students in the MS degree program in Data Science & Analytics and PhD degree program in Informatics with emphasis areas in bioinformatics, health informatics and geospatial informatics. Shyu has organized and chaired technical program committees for several IEEE conferences, such as IEEE HealthCom 2011 (Columbia, Missouri), IEEE BigMM 2016 (Taipei, Taiwan), IEEE BIBM 2017 (Kansas City, Missouri), and IEEE BIBE 2018 (Taichung, Taiwan). He will be organizing IEEE BIBE 2023 in North America. He is representing MU and serving on the Southeast Conference (SEC) Artificial Intelligence Curriculum Consortium. Since joining MU in 2000, Shyu has received several awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, Engineering Faculty Research Award, Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, the University of Missouri Faculty Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Award, UM System President’s Leadership Award and seven computer science teaching awards. His current research focuses on digital health, explainable AI, quantum computing and spatial Big Data analytics. He is a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.