Dr. Xiaoping Li is an IEEE Senior member and a senior member of China Computer Federation. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Applied Computer Science from the Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China, in 1993 and 1999 respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Applied Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2002. He joined Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2005, and is currently a professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering. From Jan. 2003 to Dec. 2004, he did postdoctoral research at the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. From Mar. 2009 to Mar. 2010, he was a visiting professor at the National Research Council, London, Ontario, Canada. He is the author or co-author over more than 100 academic papers, some of which have been published in international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, OMEGA, Information Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Expert Systems with Applications, Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, Computers & Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Engineering Optimization, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Science in China Series F: Information Sciences, Chinese Journal of Electronics. His research interests focus on Scheduling in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Scheduling in Cloud Manufacturing, Machine Scheduling, Project Scheduling, Terminal Container Scheduling, Learning Effects in Scheduling.