We are pleased to announce that Prof. Huamin Qu at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology received a Distinguished Collaborator Award from the Noah’s Ark Lab. This award is given to a small percentage of external collaborators for their outstanding contributions to the lab and the company. Prof. Qu did a very successful project on visualization of big data in year 2015. In the project, Prof. Qu and his team have developed cutting edge technologies for visualization of large scale data mining results in telecommunication industry. A system has been deployed and used in Huawei. Prof. Qu visited Noah’s Ark Lab on Nov 21, and gave a talk entitled Visual Analytics of Human Mobility Behaviors Based on Urban Big Data. The audience was intrigued by the wonderful speech of Prof. Qu and deeply impressed by the fabulous work done by his group.