Wlodek Zadrozny joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in 2013, after a 27 year career at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Zadrozny’s research focuses on natural language understanding and its applications in business. From 2008 to 2013, he was responsible for textual resources in the Watson project, the Jeopardy! playing machine. He was also the technical leader in building the first application of Watson (for customer care). As a scientist at IBM Research, he led and contributed to a wide range of projects. They included a semantic search application for sales professionals, natural language dialogue systems applied in banking and web sales, and a value net analysis of intangible assets. Dr. Zadrozny published over fifty refereed papers on various aspects of text processing; he is an author of over thirty patents granted and about twenty patents pending. Wlodek Zadrozny received a PhD in Mathematics (with distinction) from Polish Academy of Science.