Xinhua Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From Oct 2012 to Oct 2015, he was a researcher at the Machine Learning Research Group of NICTA (now Data61). From April 2010 to September 2012, he was a postdoc at the University of Alberta working with Prof Dale Schuurmans. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from ANU in June 2010, working with Prof SVN Vishwanathan and Prof Alex Smola. His research interest is machine learning, especially convex and nonconvex optimization, convex relaxation of deep networks, and kernel methods.