Yida Chen is currently a doctoral student in the MIS department at the University of Arizona. He received his B.B.A in MIS from National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan in 1998, and his M.B.A. in MIS from National Chengchi University, Taiwan in 2000. After serving in the Information Center of Navy Headquarter, Taiwan for his compulsory military service, he joined the first twelve-inch fabrication of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company as an equipment automation engineer from 2002 to 2004. His research interests include Data Mining, Text Mining, and Bioinformatics. Yi-Da was a member of the AI Lab through 2008.