Dr. Weijia Xu is a research scientist and the Manager of the Data Mining and Statistics group at TACC. Dr. Xu's main research interest is to enable data-driven discoveries through developing new computational methods and applications that facilitate the data-to-knowledge transfer process. He has over 60 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications in the field of high-performance computing, Big Data, and eScience. He was co-chair for 2016 IEEE Conference on Big Data. Dr. Xu leads the group at TACC to provide platform and software support and collaborating with users including training workshops and tutorials on using R, Hadoop, Spark, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.