Matthew Lease is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received early career awards from NSF, IMLS, and DARPA, as well as the Modeling Challenge Award at the 2012 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP). He presented an invited keynote at the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP) in 2011 and an invited talk at the Frontiers of Information Science and Technology meeting in 2012. He has presented crowdsourcing tutorials at ACM SIGIR (2011-2012), ACM WSDM (2011), CrowdConf (2011), and SIAM Data Mining (2013). From 2011-2013, he co-organized the Crowdsourcing Track for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Text REtrieval Conference (TREC).