Dr. Jun (Luke) Huan is a Program Director in the Information and Intelligent Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. At NSF he manages programs such as IIS core, Big Data, CAREER, and Partnerships for International Research and Education among others. Dr. Huan joins NSF from his home institute, the University of Kansas, where he is the Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr. Huan is an internationally recognized investigator in data science, AI, data mining and machine learning. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in leading conferences and journals and has graduated more than 20 graduate students including nine Ph.D.s. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award in 2009. His group won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining in 2011 and the Best Paper Award (runner-up) at the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in 2009. Dr. Huan’s editorial memberships have included Springer Journal of Big Data, Elsevier Journal of Big Data Research, and the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics among others. His significant service records include serving as an area chair for IEEE ICDM 16-17, a program co-chair for IEEE BIBM’15 and a workshop co-chair for ACM KDD’18.