Dr. Christos Faloutsos is a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. He has received the Presidential Young Investigator Award by the National Science Foundation (1989), seven best paper awards, and several teaching awards. He has served as a member of the executive committee of SIGKDD. He has published over 140 refereed articles, one monograph, and holds five patents. His research interests include data mining for streams and networks, fractals, indexing for multimedia and bio-informatics data bases, and performance.