Dr. Ming Li is one of the best and most impactful researchers in Canada. He is a Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics and a University Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, ACM, and IEEE, and is a recipient of the prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship Award in 1996, the 2001 Killam Fellowship, and the 2010 Killam Prize. The book he co-authored with Paul Vitanyi, An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications, now in its third edition, is an ongoing bestseller and the standard reference on Kolmogorov complexity, a modern theory of information that is concerned with information in individual objects. Dr. Li is a co-managing editor of Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He is also the president of RSVP Technologies Inc, a company that is dedicated to natural language understanding, and president of Bioinformatics Solutions Inc, a company dedicated to research in bioinformatics.