Professor HE Yanxiang was born in 1952. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Oregon University, U.S. and Wuhan University respectively. He is the dean of Computer School at Wuhan University and Vice Director of State key Lab of Software Engineering. He has published over 180 papers in related journals and conference proceedings and 15 academic works and teaching books. His research interests are distributed parallel processing, agent technology, grid computing, data mining and software engineering.