Hongtu Zhu is a tenured professor of biostatistics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and DiDi Fellow and Chief Scientist of Statistics at DiDi Chuxing. He was Endowed Bao-Shan Jing Professorship in Diagnostic Imaging at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He chaired Departments of Statistical Cognitive Team and Feature Engineering with AI scientists and engineers on the development of innovative solutions for the world’s large ride-hailing platform at DiDi Chuxing. He is an internationally recognized expert in statistical learning, medical image analysis, precision medicine, biostatistics, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. He has been an elected Fellow of American Statistical Association and Institute of Mathematical Statistics since 2011. He received an established investigator award from Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas in 2016 and received the INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice in 2019. He has published more than 260 papers in top journals including Nature, Nature Genetics, PNAS, AOS, and JRSSB, as well as 40 conference papers in top conferences including NeurIPS, AAAI, KDD, ICDM, MICCAI, and IPMI. He has served/is serving an editorial board member of premier international journals including Statistica Sinica, JRSSB, Annals of Statistics, and Journal of American Statistical Association.