Dr. Heng is currently the Chief Scientist for the Information Lifecycle Management research in the Industries and Solutions department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Princeton Unversity in 1988. He reached the 7th invention paleau with more than 28 patents. His early work in VLSI automation has been recognized at the IBM Corporate Technical Recognition Event. His recent research interests are in integrated data model and big data solutions for smarter energy.