Jaideep Srivastava is a professor at the University of Minnesota, where he directs the Data Management Research Group, a research laboratory which conducts research in the information and knowledge aspects of computing. He has authored or co-authored over 210 papers in refereed journals and conferences. Dr. Srivastava is well known for his work in data mining, and especially in web mining — a term that was coined by his group’s paper in 1997. His active role in founding and leading the efforts in the organization of the WebKDD series of conferences has helped define the field over the past 10 years. Dr. Srivastava has a very active interaction with the industry, in both consulting and executive roles. Specifically, during a 2-year sabbatical during 1999–2001, he lead a corporate data mining team at Amazon.com and built a data analytics department at Yodlee from the ground up. More recently, he spent two years as the chief technology officer for Persistent Systems, where he built an R&D division with a number of centers of excellence people from the ground up. He has provided technology and technology strategy advice to a number of large corporations including Cargill, United Technologies, IBM, Honeywell, 3M, and Eaton. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.