Dr. Xia Ning is an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Informatics Department, and the Computer Science and Engineering Department, The Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2012. Ning’s research is on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) with applications in drug discovery, health care, and e-commerce. Her research has been highly interdisciplinary. Her lab develops innovative and effective AI models and computational methods to derive knowledge from heterogeneous big data, conduct modeling, ranking, classification, prediction, and generation, etc., and ultimately solve critical and real high-impact problems. Specific applications include new molecule generation and drug candidate prioritization for drug discovery, cancer drug selection for precision medicine, drug repurposing for Alzheimer’s Disease, and information retrieval from electronic medical records. Ning won the 10-Years-Highest-Impact-Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) in 2020.