Dan Roth is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a University of Illinois Scholar. Roth is a Fellow of the AAAI, AAAS, ACL, and the ACM, for his contributions to the foundations of machine learning and inference and for developing learning centered solutions for natural language processing problems. He has published over 250 articles in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community and commercially. Roth was the program chair of AAAI-11 and of ACL-03 and is currently the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). Roth has co-founded several start-ups in the Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing areas, and is consulting with several small and large companies in this area. Professor Roth received his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel and his Ph.D in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.