Nick Freris is Professor at the School of Computer Science of USTC, and Vice Dean of the International College. He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2005 and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M.S. degree in Mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(UIUC) in 2007, 2008, and 2010, respectively. His research has been sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Anhui Dept. of Science and Technology, Tencent, and NSF. He was awarded the National High-level Talent award, the USTC Alumni Foundation Innovation Scholar award, and the IBM High Value Patent award. He was with the faculty of NYU. he held senior researcher and postdoctoral researcher positions at EPFL and IBM Research respectively.