Dr. Nan DUAN is currently a principal researcher & research manager at Microsoft Research Asia. He is also an adjunct professor at Tianjin University. His research interests include question answering, semantic parsing, multilingual/multimodal pre-training, code intelligence and machine reasoning. He is the member of CCF Committee on Academic Affairs and CCF Technical Committee of NLP. He gave tutorials on EMNLP/CCF-ADL/CIPS-ATT. He served as evaluation chair of NLPCC and area chairs of NAACL/IJCAI. He is the CCF Distinguished Speaker. He was awarded the CCF-NLPCC Distinguished Young Scientist in 2019. He leads the benchmark dataset efforts including XGLUE, CodeXGLUE, NLPCC-KBQA/DBQA/MSParS. His book “Question Answering” was published by the Higher Education Press in 2018. He published 90+ research papers and holds 10+ patents. His research has been applied in many Microsoft products.