Lei Shi is an associate research professor in the State Key Laboratory of Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science. Previously, he is a research staff member and research manager at IBM Research - China from 2008 to 2012, working on information visualization and visual analytics. He holds B.S. (2003), M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees from Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. His research interests span Information Visualization, Visual Analytics, Network Science and Networked Systems. He has published 30+ papers in refereed conferences and journals. He is the recipient of IBM Research Accomplishment Award on "Visual Analytics" and the VAST Challenge Award twice in 2010 and 2012.