Dr. Yada Zhu is a research staff member from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Her research interests include big data analytics, survival analysis, statistical data mining and machine learning with applications to ecommerce, advanced manufacturing, energy and utility systems. Dr. Zhu has published over 30 research articles on referred journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Zhu has served as an Associated Editor of International Journal QTQM and a technical lead in a number of business analytics projects. Dr. Zhu has 10 issued patents and 22 pending patent disclosures. Her work has been acknowledged by IBM innovation awards and IBM research accomplishment awards.