Miao Chunyan is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is the Director of the Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY). Prior to joining NTU, she was an Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Computing, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her major research focus is on studying the cognitive and social characteristics of intelligent agents in multi-agent and distributed AI/CI systems, such as trust, emotions, motivated learning, ecological and organizational behavior. She has made significant contributions in the integration of the above research into emerging technologies such as interactive digital media (e.g., virtual world, social networks, and massively multi-player game), cloud computing, mobile communication, and humanoid robots. She has published over 200 research papers in leading conferences (e.g., AAAI, IJCAI, AAMAS) and journals (e.g., Science, Scientific Reports, Scientific Data, npj Science of Learning).