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Yanjun Qi is an Associate professor (tenured) of the University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science since 2013. She was a senior researcher in the Machine Learning Department at NEC Labs American, Princeton, NJ from July 2008 to August 2013. Her research interests are within machine learning, deep learning, and bioinformatics. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in May 2008 and received her Bachelor's degree with highest honors from the Computer Science Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing. She has served as PCs and reviewers for multiple renowned international conferences/ journals and has co-chaired the NIPS “Machine Learning for Computational Biology” workshop. Dr. Qi has received a CAREER award from NSF.