Calton Pu was born in Taiwan and grew up in Brazil. He received his PhD from University of Washington in 1986 and served on the faculty of Columbia University and Oregon Graduate Institute. Currently, he is holding the position of Professor and John P. Imlay, Jr. Chair in Software in the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked on several projects in systems and database research. His contributions to systems research include program specialization and software feedback. His contributions to database research include extended transaction models and their implementation. His recent research has focused on automated system management in clouds (Elba project), information quality (e.g., spam processing), and big data in Internet of Things. He has collaborated extensively with scientists and industry researchers. He has published more than 70 journal papers and book chapters, 280 conference and refereed workshop papers. He served on more than 120 program committees, including the co-PC chairs of SRDS'95, ICDE’99, COOPIS’02, SRDS’03, DOA’07, DEBS’09, ICWS’10, CollaborateCom'11, ICAC’13, CLOUD’15, and Big Data Congress’16. He also served as co-general chair of ICDE'97, CIKM'01, ICDE’06, DEPSA’07, CEAS’07, SCC’08, CollaborateCom’08, World Service Congress’11, CollaborateCom’12, and IEEE CIC’15.