Yarui Chen is an associate professor of the College of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China. She received her B.S. degree from Hebei University of Technology and M.S. & Ph.D. degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively, all in computer science. She has published nearly 20 papers in international journals and conferences. Her research interests include machine learning algorithms, graphical models, multilayer learning model, image processing.