(Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia received the B.E. degree in automation in July 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering in July 2006, both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is an Associate Professor in the Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems (CFINS), Department of Automation, Tsinghua University. He is the Associate Head for Academics & Finance of the Department of Automation. Prof.Jia is the Vice Dean and Program Director in the Global Innovation eXchange (GIX), Tsinghua University. He was a postdoc at Harvard University in 2006, a visiting assistant professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010, and a visiting associate professor at Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT in 2013. His research interest is to develop theory and methodology for design and optimization of large-scale complex systems through data-driven, statistical, and computational analysis with applications to energy systems, manufacturing systems, building systems, evacuation guidance systems, biological systems, cyber physical systems, and Internet of Things. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and Discrete Event Dynamic Systems – Theory and Applications. He was the Discrete Event Systems Technical Committee chair in IEEE Control Systems Society from 2012 to 2015. He now serves the Control for Smart Cities Technical Committee chair in IFAC, the Smart Buildings Technical Committee co-chair in IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and the Beijing Chapter Chair of IEEE Control Systems Society.